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The Obama Morning News || February 4, 2015

Biden, many Dems may skip Netanyahu speech . . . Dozens of House Democrats are privately threatening to skip the March 3 address, according to lawmakers and aides. Politico

Obama was irritated by Romney concession . . . Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney’s concession call in the 2012 presidential election—and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod. Obama was “unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over,” Axelrod writes. Politico

Holder: I cleaned up Bush’s partisan Justice Department . . . Attorney General Eric Holder refuted Republicans who said the Justice Department, under his leadership, had become little more than a political machine to push liberal causes — and said that he’s actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration. Washington Times

Obama deficit “cuts” questioned . . . Obama’s budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a decade, an amount that would shrink by almost half if they were excluded. Associated Press

Obama to release national security strategy . . . The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s brutal slaying of a Jordanian pilot and concern about the Obama administration’s strategy to confront the extreme terrorist group are ratcheting up expectations for the White House’s long-awaited national security doctrine. Obama plans to release the long-overdue document Friday, and counter-terrorism experts are hoping it will outline a robust, multi-pronged approach to fighting the Islamic State. Washington Examiner

Obama underestimating ISIS in Libya . . . A top adviser to Libya’s prime minister warned Tuesday that the Obama administration and the U.S. intelligence community have dramatically underestimated the Islamic State’s expansion into his nation — a development that could have been avoided had Washington led a more aggressive counterterrorism strategy after Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster in 2011. Washington Times

Obama expected to sign vet suicide prevention bill . . . Congress has passed and the president is expected to sign into law a bill that is intended to make it easier to help veterans suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and at risk of committing suicide. Newsmax

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18 Responses to The Obama Morning News || February 4, 2015

  1. If Biden boycotts that will be a very divisive action as seen by our friends in other countries.
    That is if we still have any friends there.

  2. I’m torn about the Netanyahu deal – that Boehner did the invite on his own and that so many Dems may opt out.It’s a lose lose situation and for a country that’s supposed to be our number one ally, we sure as heck look like we have more disdain than respect.

    • I feel o should have treated our ally with respect, and worked with our ally. Met with him in person more, and discuss Intl. problems more. That however was not going to happen, with a P. who cannot reconize the maniac enemy.

    • I think that Boehner did a good thing.
      He was perfectly within his authority to do so and the very fact that Obama is pissed off about it is a finger in his eye.

      Who cares whether the dems refuse to attend ?

      • I’m not saying Boehner didn’t have the authority, but rather was this the right finger to poke at Obama? The R’s have a lot on their to-do list, inviting Netanyahu, IMHO, doesn’t rise to the top.

        We should all care if the Dems boycott. The last thing we need is Israel against us. They are pretty powerful

    • Israel faces life or death. And Obama and his administration have repeatedly and openly dissed BN.

      Last I heard “chickensh*t” was neither a term of endearment or language of allies.

      Obama refuses to act as a President of the US — instead he is a petulant petty tyrant. So I am all for any American who stands up and does the right thing by America and her allies.

      It beats all the sycophants and little petty tyrants who are now nothing more than boot lickers.

  3. Regarding the document being released Friday. As stated in the article, lawmakers have been waiting over a year for it. Towards the end of the article by Washington Examiner, it points out that Bush waited about the same time. The big difference was that Bush was taking care of us in the mean time, and I was not fearing for my Country as I am now.
    That cleanup comment by Holder is a joke in itself.

  4. If the Dems do boycott PMNetanyhu’s visit to Congress, it will send a chilling message to all of Israel’s enemies – the current administration will not support Israel in the event of a war.
    Political egos and self-esteem are poor excuses for cutting loose the only friend we have in the Middle East, and will show the Dems in a poor light.
    The MSM and their lefty leader’s constant anti-semitism is as vulgar and offensive as the threats we see every day from Muslim ‘leaders’.
    This will not end well.

  5. Say what you want about King Abdulla, good or bad, but he knows how to take care of business. ” the only problem we’ll have in attacking ISIS is running out of fuel and bullet’s “.
    Check out article in today’s Washington Examiner.