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The Obama Morning News || March 10, 2015

Democrats, White House assail GOP for Iran letter . . . Democrats in the White House and Congress accused 47 GOP senators of undermining President Barack Obama in international talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, saying that trying to upend diplomatic negotiations was tantamount to rushing into war with Tehran. “The decision to undercut our president and circumvent our constitutional system offends me as a matter of principle,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement. Associated Press

Cotton fires back . . . Sen. Tom Cotton is firing back at Vice President Joe Biden’s criticism of his letter to Iran, saying: What does he know about foreign policy? “Joe Biden, as [President] Barack Obama’s own secretary of defense has said, has been wrong about nearly every foreign policy and national security decision in the last 40 years,” Cotton said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” in a reference to former Pentagon chief Robert Gates, who ripped Biden in a tell-all memoir after leaving office. Politico

Obama ensured no one was watching Hillary . . . President Obama made sure there was no official watchdog supervising the State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretly sending her emails using a private server. The president has a duty to appoint independent inspectors general at every federal agency, but Obama left the position vacant at the State Department throughout Clinton’s entire four-year tenure. Washington Examiner

Obama goes after Walker . . . President Obama inserted himself into the Republican presidential race Monday night with a statement blasting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing “right-to-work” legislation earlier in the day. The unusual statement—the White House has not often spoken out about state laws—comes as Walker’s star continues to rise in a crowded GOP field. National Journal

Obama to announce student aid “Bill of Rights” . . . President Obama will introduce a “Bill of Rights” for student borrowers Tuesday and announce a new executive action to help them repay college loans. The four-point bill, likely to win support among young voters, will reflect Obama’s efforts and past legislative actions relating to student loans, the White House said. Washington Examiner

CBO confirms Obamacare price spike . . . Obamacare exchange customers are about to see spikes in their premiums, the Congressional Budget Office predicted Monday, saying insurers that offer plans are facing twin pressures from the government and the marketplace that will mean hikes of more than 8 percent a year through 2018. Washington Times

ATF: Oops, we haven’t taken away your ammo yet . . . The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is apologizing for a “publishing error” in its regulations that suggested the agency had already banned AR-15 “green tip” ammo well before officials publicly announced a proposal to outlaw the armor-piercing bullets last month. Washington Times

Egypt questions Obama’s commitment . . . Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, appealed to the U.S. to play a greater role in helping his country fight terrorism. He said the suspension of U.S. equipment and arms to his country has sent a “negative indication to the public opinion that the United States is not standing by the Egyptians.” Fox News

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10 Responses to The Obama Morning News || March 10, 2015

  1. re: the ‘letter’ to Iran
    Putting aside MrBiden’s ironic complaint about bypassing the Constitution, and focusing on the reaction by the WhiteHouse ; I smell a rat. Something isn’t what it seems.
    Could it be that the WhiteHouse finally understands that the Iranians will never agree to anything, and the other Arab states want the US to quit pretending that they will so a unprecedented missive was sent to Iran that will kill the whole negotiations.

    We don’t know the specifics of the US?Iranian conversations other than what Israel’s Netanyahu has revealed, so it’s difficult to assess what progress, if any, has been achieved.
    sniff sniff – something smells.

  2. Cotton Fires Back

    Who is this Cotton person anyway? His wild outbursts are not helping the cause. He needs to simmer down and control himself. A little diplomacy wouldn’t hurt. Just my two cents.

  3. “Egypt questions Obama’s commitment”.
    Hey el-Sisi, Obama is a vindictive little bully, don’t you know that yet ?

    You through out the Muslim Brotherhood and he is pissed !

    Get a grip, you’re dealing with a petulant child for crying out loud !

  4. Thanks for the reminder Keith, regarding: The President has a duty to appoint independent Inspectors General at every Federal Agency. As you stated o left the position vacant at State Dept. through out Clinton’s four year tenure. No babysitter for Hilla. I wonder if that was agreed upon before the P. election.

  5. Diplomacy will not stop Iran’s nuclear development. And Obama has made it clear that the constitution, the rule of law and the separation of powers will not stop him

    If Nancy Pelosi can have a sitdown with Assad while the sitting President asks that she not do so I call BS on all those who object to this letter although I would have preferred it be an open letter to Obama. But with all the flack over this maybe more Americans will become aware of what Obama is doing.

    As for Biden being offended — that is not possible. He has been a national joke since he trashed his own reputation by selling his soul to Obama.