Months of Hillary emails missing . . . Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House select committee investigating Benghazi, said that there is a period of missing Hillary Clinton emails from her time as secretary of State spanning several months. “There are gaps of months, and months and months,” Gowdy said Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation. “If you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya – she has sunglasses on and she has her handheld device in her hand – we have no emails from that day. In fact, we have no emails from that trip,” Gowdy said. The Hill
Congressional opposition to Obama amnesty order over . . . Singed by their defeat in the battle over Homeland Security funding, Republicans aren’t about to renew their fight against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration anytime soon. Politico
Throwing in the towel on one of the greatest abuses of presidential power ever.
Obama: Just hearing now about that Clinton email thing . . . President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email. Fox News
Obamas spend Tens of millions on vacations . . . The first family, Michelle Obama fresh from her annual Aspen ski vacation with her daughters, and President Obama back from a weekend of golf in sunny Palm Springs, Calif., have spent tens of millions in tax dollars to vacation, and they still have two more years to go, according to an accounting of their trips. Washington Examiner
New White House Mideast guru raises concerns . . . National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Friday named as head of her Mideast desk an official who has stoked controversy with past criticisms of Israel and by meeting with Hamas terrorists. CNS News
Iran deal likely, but not by deadline . . . Negotiators trying to strike a nuclear deal with Iran believe they may soon reach a framework agreement — but probably not before a March 24 deadline for Congressional action that threatens to blow up the talks. Politico
Netanyahu troubled by reports of U.S. nuclear umbrella . . . The Jerusalem Post and Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported last week that Obama administration is ready to ease concerns over the Iranian nuclear threat by offering the Gulf States a “nuclear umbrella” — a declaration that any use of nuclear weapons against them would be considered use against the U.S. as is now policy for such major military allies as NATO, Japan and South Korea. Washington Times