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The Obama Morning News || March 25, 2015

Veteran reporter to become Obama consigliere . . . President Obama will name Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, to serve as his new senior adviser, and has tapped Jason Goldman, a Silicon Valley veteran, to become the White House’s first-ever chief digital officer. Murray replaces Dan Pfeiffer as a member of the president’s core team of advisers. Politico

Obama snubs NATO chief . . . President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and won’t see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days.  Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything from the White House. Bloomberg

Obama goes to war against Redskins . . . The Washington Redskins’ name is commercial speech and isn’t the kind of freeexpression protected by the First Amendment, the Obama administration told a federal court this week in defending a ruling that has stripped the football team of trademark protections. Washington Times

House moves against White House secrecy habit . . . The White House’s reluctance to open itself up to any scrutiny has been a major source of frustration for Republicans. It’s getting on the nerves of some Democrats, too, as evidenced by the fact that a bill to expand the Freedom of Information of Act has generated a rare show of bipartisan support. Washington Examiner

A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on Obama’s immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.

White House florist was escorted from the premises . . . Peremptorily fired, that is. Laura Dowling had a very specific look, pointedly French, which lent itself to loose garden-style arrangements that were still quite formal. “She wanted to create a look,” said the source, “and that’s the look she’s had for the past six years.” But recently the first lady has debuted a different aesthetic at the executive mansion. Washington Post 

Experts: Iran could cheat . . . Experts are saying that the reported outlines of a proposed nuclear deal with Iran aren’t sufficient to guarantee Tehran won’t be able to develop a weapon, posing a serious credibility problem for the Obama administration just days before the deadline for international negotiators to reach agreement. Washington Examiner

Arab media lash out at Obama over Iran . . . Unlike Israelis, who are focused on the danger of nuclear weapons in the hands of a regime calling for their country’s elimination, citizens of Arab states are concerned about Iran’s imperial ambitions. The nuclear threat is seen as a tool to further those ambitions rather than a direct threat. Washington Free Beacon

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3 Responses to The Obama Morning News || March 25, 2015

  1. Regarding Iran cheating. Middle school children would read their History, and know this is a bad deal. They have many places that we have not seen.

  2. Wow….there are a few adult words I would like to use to describe Mooch’s treatment of White House Staff. Her and Hillary have so much in common it is sickening.

    Didn’t the White House Chef quit because the way they kept trying to tell him how to cook? The staff members are professionals.

    I can’t imagine the heinous crime she could have committed to be escorted from the premises and it being leaked to the press. This is nothing but spite and low class. Federal employees can watch porn 8 hours a day, VA employees can lie on reports and cost veterans their live, Spokesman for the government can lie about anything and call it spin. But the florist screws up………crucify her.

    I recall reading about how happy the WH Staff were to see the Clinton’s go and the Bush’s arrive. Apparently, the Bush’s treated the staff with respect. Do you recall a whisper or hint of mistreatment of staff? I don’t!

    Remembering Hillary having the WH travel office fired so her TV Friends who owned a charter service could get involved. She tried to ruin all the reputation of the former staff leaking that they were stealing and such. I believe that was one of the few times President Bush 41 spoke out against the Clinton’s while in office.

    I can’t wait until the Obama’s are gone!