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The Obama Morning News || February 5, 2015

Obama college loan program massively in the red . . . In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last year, apparently the largest ever recorded for any government credit program. Politico

Iran’s militias taking over Iraq’s army – with U.S. help . . . On the front lines of Iraq’s war against Islamic State, it’s increasingly difficult to tell where the Iraqi army ends and the Iranian-supported Shiite militias begin. Hadi al-Amiri, the founder and leader of Iraq’s oldest and most powerful Shiite militia, the Badr Organization, said the U.S. ambassador recently offered air strikes to support the Iraqi army and militia ground forces under his command. This has placed the U.S. in the strange position of deepening an alliance with the Islamic Republic of Iran for its war against Islamic extremists. Bloomberg

FCC, under pressure from Obama, will regulate Internet . . . The Federal Communications Commission will vote Feb. 26 on reclassifying the Internet as a public utility, a move that would introduce an unprecedented layer of government regulation to the broadband Internet industry that has the full backing of the Obama administration. Washington Examiner

Obama urges illegals to sign up for amnesty . . . Obama made a sales pitch Wednesday directly urging illegal aliens to sign up if they qualify for what he calls his “executive action” that will allow them to stay in the country despite violating the immigration laws. CNS News

OMB director won’t say he supports balanced budget . . . The director of the Office of Management and Budget would not directly say “yes” he supports balancing the budget within 10 years, at a House Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. CNS News

Gruber: Tax fat people by weight . . . “Ultimately, what may be needed to address the obesity problem are direct taxes on body weight,” Gruber wrote just months after helping design ObamaCare with the president in the Oval Office and during the period in which he was under contract as an Obama administration consultant. Daily Caller

Surgeon General: Marijuana can be helpful . . . “We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Dr. Vivek Murthy said Wednesday on CBS, though he was hesitant to outright endorse legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Washington Examiner

State: We’re not giving Gitmo back . . . The Obama administration is not discussing the possibility of handing the naval base at Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba as part of its ongoing talks with top Cuban officials, a State Department official assured Congress Wednesday. The Blaze

Mitt handler says Axelrod is lying . . . Garrett Jackson, Mitt Romney’s body man throughout the 2012 campaign, says he believes David Axelrod “concocted” a phone call recounted in his memoir coming out Tuesday, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” Axelrod suggested Obama was angered over a racial reference by Romney. Politico

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2 Responses to The Obama Morning News || February 5, 2015

  1. Darn tootin’ = tax those chubbies, hit ’em hard. Start with MichaelMoore, Oprah, and CandyCrawley. yeah!

    Again with the marijuana trope. Is it a recreational mind-altering drug or a medical assist for some ailments?
    DrSrdem says it’s a mind-altering, mind numbing illegal drug and offers no redeeming medical help that isn’t already available in other legal substances.

    Oh no! a government program that is losing money, in the red, never to be positive. How can that be…oh, they’re all like that.