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The Obama Morning News || January 16, 2014

Rubio questions Obama Cuba sanctions easing . . . Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) questioned the legality of regulatory amendments to existing sanctions on Cuba that were published Thursday by the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce as part of Obama’s plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. CNS News

White House: Net neutrality legislation not needed . . . The White House on Thursday said legislation was not necessary to settle so-called “net neutrality” rules because the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to write them. Reuters

Obama aide: Gruber an “architect” of Obamacare . . . Stephanie Cutter said Gruber was intimately involved. Obama recently called Gruber “some adviser who never worked on our staff” after Gruber’s comments on the “stupidity of the American voter” were published. Daily Caller

Illegals to get benefits, tax breaks . . . More than 2 million illegal immigrants will be approved for President Obama’s deportation amnesty over the next few years, and they will be eligible to collect Social Security and Medicare benefits as well as claim a special tax break for low-income families, the Congressional Budget Office said in an analysis Thursday. Washington Times

DOJ accused of blocking gun shops from banking . . . It turned out there was a list created by a Justice Department program called Operation Choke Point. The list equates legal gun sellers like Schuetz with escort services, Ponzi schemes, people who sell cable TV de-scramblers — and at least 30 other industries. Fox News
Boenher: Obama not interested in entitlement reform . . . House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he has significant doubts that President Barack Obama has any interest in an entitlement reform agreement that would reduce the nation’s huge budget deficit. The Blaze

Obama to Senate Dems: I’m going to play offense . . . The president said he’s prepared to veto hostile legislation, including an Iran sanctions package. Politico

Obama, Dems shut out the press . . . The meeting was to take place entirely behind closed doors, and the White House said it didn’t expect to provide many additional details about the conversation. In the past, most — but not all — of the president’s appearances at House and Senate Democratic retreats have been at least partly open to members of the media. The Hill

Ernst to give response to Obama SOTU . . . Joni Ernst promised last year to make Washington “squeal.” On Tuesday, she’ll have her chance. Politico

Carson raises eyebrows with ISIS comparison . . . Carson praised Americans who are willing to die for their beliefs at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting outside San Diego Thursday. Carson then mentions ISIS. “They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness,” he said. Fox News

Jindal: Islam has a problem . . . As Islamic terrorists launch attacks across the globe, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to call on Muslim leaders to publicly condemn these “acts of barbarism,” declaring: “Let’s be honest here, Islam has a problem.” Daily Caller

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27 Responses to The Obama Morning News || January 16, 2014

  1. If I went to Mexico or somewhere in South America for a vacation, then on my return home to the USA and bypassing passport control, could I sign-up for benefits too? I need a new cell phone as well.

  2. Senator Joni Ernst is giving the republican rebuttal to the SOTU address.
    She’s a fireball.
    Both McConnell and Boehner are in favor of the choice.
    That should be worth a listen.

    • Did you see Luke Russert’s tweet about Sen Ernst? Said something about how great our country is because she went from pig farmer to SOTU in a year. He dissed all her military service and that she’s a Lt. Col. I liked Tim Russert but Luke definitely is not like his father.

      • I don’t pay much attention to tweets, and I don’t care what Russert thinks.
        All I know is what I have heard and seen from her.
        She is unafraid to ruffle feathers and her military service is the cherry on top.
        An Iowa farm girl giving the republican rebuttal to the SOTU address.
        Hey Sarah Palin,….watch this one !

      • Russert and dems so jealous and scared of her now — will try to destroy another woman for political gain, liars that they are, no one believes Obama and the dems anymore, Remember what they like did to Alaska’s governor? They were so scared of her they plotted, lied, started rumors, basically destroyed a woman, and they talk about women’s rights? Russett distorted the facts, no integrity whatsoever.

  3. At this point, my Obama fatigue is just about at clinical levels.

    About the only thing left, is trying to make something humorous out of it. So…

    What’s the difference between Barack Obama and Scar from “The Lion King”?

    Scar is a Kenyan lion.

    Yuck. I can do better than that…

  4. Does Obama every write any legislation? Never does any work. It always seems like everyone else does his work for him, he’s probably too dumb to do it himself.

  5. Just what we need, more control for the Administration and Hillary Clinton, now for the Internet. (sarc) I can’t stand these phony Americans and Muslims, control, control, control over everything. They should be in jail, Obama, Holder, Jarrett, all Muslim Brotherhood they have in Administration. Its also Hillary Clinton’s idea that hundreds of U.S.Soldiers train what could be Al Quada in Syria coming up in the Spring. Obama is still fixed on getting rid of Syrian leader, for what reason? Like what happened in the Arab Spring? More uprisings because of Obama and Clinton? I don’t know how one evil man can get away with everything dangerous and illegal in our government?