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The Obama Morning News || November 14, 2014

Obama executive order to affect up to 5 million . . .  President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.

The estimate includes extending deportation protections to parents and spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for some years. The president is also likely to expand his 2-year-old program that protects young immigrants from deportation. Associated Press

Administration rethinking ground troops . . . President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Thursday that the administration is rethinking whether to deploy combat ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State, as signs emerged that the terrorist group may be setting aside its differences and is working with al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria — the Nusra Front — to attack U.S.-backed rebels in the region. Washington Times

​Limbaugh: Amnesty would be permanent . . . When a caller suggested that the GOP accede to Obama’s likely gift of blanket amnesty, then reverse it two years later, Limbaugh responded: “There’s no reversing this. This is not like a piece of legislation that you might think you could repeal, or vote out, or whatever. You can’t reverse this. We’ve never, ever reversed an amnesty.” Breitbart

GOP split on how to respond . . . Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Obama’s expected moves to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported. Washington Post

How the Secret Service let a man in the East Room . . . Secret Service officers bungled the response to a White House intruder by committing a series of what one lawmaker is calling a “comedy of errors,” including one officer who was on his cell phone when the man jumped the fence and multiple officers who assumed bushes would stop him. Fox News

Obama: My Keystone position hasn’t changed . . . President Barack Obama said on Friday his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline has not changed, as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote to approve the project to transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Reuters

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26 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 14, 2014

  1. This issue of military advisers revealing that the admi. is rethinking deploying combat troops is another, One step behind, or Another leading from behind issue.
    In other words: Who would ever think that Al Qaeda and IS would work together? sarc.

  2. “…one officer who was on his cell phone when the man jumped the fence and multiple officers who assumed bushes would stop him.”

    Once again, it’s bushes fault!

  3. To tie in with the Krauthammer post, I read somewhere that the GOP thinks it has enough votes to override Obama’s veto on Keystone. This would be a first step in telling Obama that no means no. If this happens, maybe Obama will think twice about executive action on immigration.

  4. Well, McConnell has already wimped out IMO.
    He has stated that there will be no government shutdown.
    He needs to be replaced as majority leader with someone like Ted Cruz.
    This is not the time to let Obama push them around, and he will if they allow him to.
    Boehner is another issue.
    He has had his chance and just wasn’t up to the task.

    • I read somewhere else, though, that Boehner did not rule out a shutdown. McConnell is not going to be able to herd his cats on this one. I suspect public opinion would support a shutdown over amnesty.

  5. It used to be that foreigners wanted to become immigrants because they loved America, but I see a photo of Mexican illegals on Drudge giving us the finger. Why on earth do they want to come here if they hate us, and why on earth should we let them in if that’s the case?

  6. Keystone pipeline bill was passed in the house.
    Obama vows to wait for more environmental studies.
    WTH,….how long do they have to study this ???
    It’s a good bet that it will pass in the senate.