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The Obama Morning News || November 13, 2014

Obama immigration fiat as early as next week . . . President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

The president’s plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.  Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox News has learned. Fox News

Climate deal has no binding language . . . The United States and China announced an agreement Wednesday that says both countries “intend” to cut carbon emissions in the coming years, but contains no binding language requiring that goal to be met. The deal also largely repeats China’s proposal from earlier this summer, and doesn’t commit China to move any faster as some had hoped. The Blaze

Plan faces lots of obstacles . . . President Barack Obama ’s plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions alongside China sets the stage for lengthy confrontations with other nations resistant to making cuts, Republicans who want to roll back regulations and environmentalists pushing for bigger reductions. Wall Street Journal

Obama desperately wanted Holder to stay . . . Nothing Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said could change his mind, none of the appeals to stay to the end of the term were overriding Holder’s job exhaustion or health concerns. Politico

HHS retweets celebration of birth control . . . The HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) re-tweeted a video entitled “Thanks, Birth Control” last week, and then apparently deleted the retweet today, Nov. 12. The video touts how birth control allows people to have carefree sex and includes references to drinking and staying out all night. CNS News

State official: U.S. did not live up to its values . . . A Department of State official told a United Nations panel Wednesday that the United States “did not always live up to our own values” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and she announced that the U.S. now acknowledges that a ban against torture applies in areas beyond its sovereign jurisdiction, including Guantanamo Bay and on U.S.-registered ships and aircraft. CNS News

GOP prepares to thwart Obama on immigration . . . Conservatives in the House and Senate want to stay one step ahead of President Obama, as he readies executive action to allow more illegal immigrants to stay in the country. The Hill

Senate maneuver aims to gut Obamacare . . . Senate Republicans will likely move to gut Obamacare after they assume the majority next year by using a parliamentary maneuver that would allow them to skirt an expected Democratic filibuster, GOP sources said. Examiner

Congress may call Gruber to testify . . . “We may want to have hearings on this,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. “We shouldn’t be surprised they were misleading us.” Breitbart

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23 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 13, 2014

  1. The #1 challenge for the new Congress will be to immediately defund any Executive Action Obama declares on any topic when they convene in 2015, even those Executive Actions Obama plans to punish the country with in the lame duck session. If they can’t figure out how to do this, all will be lost and the election will have been for naught. This will be the litmus test for the new Congress.

  2. “office of population affairs”? That’s a real thing, and we pay people there to do what? Oh, boy.
    Assuming their goal is to reduce the “population” then adding millions of non-Americans can’t be part of their mission, unless it’s meant to reduce the population of privileged White, racist, homophobe, Bible clinging, gun totin’ Americans.

  3. Our State Dept dissing America, a self-important blabber called to committee, Julia goes on the stroll, China “deal” one-sided and not our side …yawn. One could almost fear for this country…

  4. I Googled the Declaration of Independence. I read the summary of The National Archives. The signers listed all the grievances (a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act) against King George. I think it would be a good time for someone to repost the Declaration and list all the grievances we have against Obama.

    Obama was elected democratically yet he is acting like a dictator. I agree with Geoff we are living through a period of tyranny.

  5. Nine things? Impossible we are too stupid to grasp any of the above. I’m
    still trying to get dressed now what goes on top underwear or jeans it’s
    all so confusing I wonder if it’s covered by the ACA?

  6. Thanks to Obama and the democrats, the country is slowly circling the drain. By this time next year….half of the mexican population, unskilled and illiterate will be here and in line for citizenship. The upside is, the country will eventually and finally turn to conservatives to clean up this mess.