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The Obama Morning News || January 26, 2015

Obama proposes to lock up ANWR’s oil . . . Alaska lawmakers were furious with the administration’s proposal — for decades Alaska Republicans and Democrats have been pushing for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. “What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive,” said Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Daily Caller

White House revamps “war on women” message . . . the White House is tweaking its appeal to women, developing a more economic-centered pitch rather than devoting so much attention to social issues. Washington Examiner

In gaffe, WH names hostage . . .The White House wouldn’t call chief of staff Denis McDonough’s mentioning the name of an American ISIL hostage a mistake. But briefing reporters here Monday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said “we do not believe it helps” for the names to go public. Politico

Hebdo survivor “happy” Obama stayed away . . . In a new interview Laurent Léger, an investigative reporter at Charlie Hebdo and a survivor of the January 7th assault on the magazine’s Paris office, condemned President Obama for his administration’s attack on press freedom. Huffington Post

Fiorina, Walker, stir Iowa conservatives . . . Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10 GOP presidential hopefuls. Washington Times

Christie takes a big step in . . . New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party’s core donor class. Reuters

Palin speech fails to impress . . . It was all quite petty, and yet the complaining took half of Palin’s allotted time. She then proceeded to blow through her time limit with a free-association ramble on Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, the energy industry, her daughter Bristol, Margaret Thatcher, and middle-class economics. Washington Examiner 

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9 Responses to The Obama Morning News || January 26, 2015

  1. I was fooled by articles like the one Keith highlights in the Washington Examiner about Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech in Iowa. All the MSM is dogging her about it and I even believed it… until I listened to it and…what do you know, it was a fine speech considering she was speaking to Iowans, whom she has to win over when she announces her candidacy. Listen to the speech and tell me the MSM and Libs aren’t lying about how her speech was presented and received.

  2. Our president did not learn in China that chewing gum at public event is rude.
    He is at it again today and even spotted removing it from his mouth while the Indian President was explaining something to him.
    Chicago manners again.

  3. I cannot believe they used the word grumbling. She is an intelligent, strong, brave woman. Why don’t they do an article about all the men in the news I hear grumbling. I will search for her speech and listen. On top of that even Fox has not mentioned her on the news. Why? They have discussed a number of other people who did speak. I am not knocking the others. They did a great job.

    • of those who support him,

      Is it too much for the media to report the hypocrisy of announcing an anti oil policy from AF1 which is chugging fuel.

      And Rand Paul — just like Daddy -diplomacy better than war.