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The Obama Morning News || March 30, 2015

Iran backs away from key detail in nuclear deal . . . With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country. For months, Iran tentatively agreed that it would send a large portion of its stockpile of uranium to Russia, where it would not be accessible for use in any future weapons program. But on Sunday Iran’s deputy foreign minister made a surprise comment to Iranian reporters, ruling out an agreement that involved giving up a stockpile that Iran has spent years and billions of dollars to amass. New York Times

Obama wants Netanyahu to “prove himself” . . . The White House doesn’t have a specific list of demands for Netanyahu, or a timeline to meet them. But after six years of doubting the sincerity of his commitment to a two-state solution and grumbling that he wasn’t doing enough to advance peace, now they say they’re looking for serious moves toward restarting the process. Politico

A third of Republican see Obama as imminent threat . . . A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Reuters

Growing questions about conflicts for Medicare deputy chief . . . When Andy Slavitt reported for work as deputy administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last June 10, he pocketed at least $4.8 million in tax-free income from major health-care companies. Daily Caller

Pentagon wants to spend billions on new Air Force One . . . They’ll create three planes out of Boeing 747s. It’s needed, the current planes are a quarter century old. CBS News

Clinton “fixer” ran rogue operation for Hillary . . . Longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton, which were directed to her private email account, include at least a dozen detailed reports on events on the deteriorating political and security climate in Libya as well as events in other nations. Breitbart

Senators: Spies could have gotten Hillary’s emails . . . There are growing concerns that Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server to conduct State Department business may have allowed foreign spies to access her correspondence, according to the chairmen of three major Senate national security oversight committees. Washington Free Beacon 

RNC Chairman Priebus: “Even Nixon didn’t destroy the tapes.”

GOP renews Human Abedin probe . . . Senate Republicans are renewing efforts to learn why Huma Abedin, a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was allowed to keep working at the agency under a special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically-connected consulting firm. Fox News

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12 Responses to The Obama Morning News || March 30, 2015

  1. Really bad optics for Prezzy to take a golf vacay this past weekend. If Kerry screws up the “deal” Obama can now blame him.

    “What, I had nothing to do with that, I was on the golf course!”

    • Reports are the Iranians are making ‘new’ demands to reach some kind of agreement.
      They sense the desperation of the Obama WhiteHouse to get something, anything and smell fear like feral animals do.

  2. Busy bees over there–let’s make Bibi our poodle, Hill & Huma don’t have to follow any stinkin’ rules, some Medicare dude can suck down the bucks with apparent impunity, , and ta-da, the phone and pen may be a bigger threat than ISIS.
    I don’t know where to begin.

  3. The fundamental transformation of America is right on track.
    Obama has it on cruise control and he can just go play golf anytime he wants.

  4. Obamanukes negotiators say they have a consensus?

    A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.

    Abba Eban