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The Obama Morning News || June 24, 2013

The immigration bill will die in August . . . National Journal
Legislation near Senate passage
. . . Washington Times
Paul: It’s not going anywhere in the House . . . Fox News
WH asks Russia to send us Snowden . . . The Hill
Leaker’s travels bad news for Obama . . . Politico
High Court showdown over Obama nominees . . . USA Today
Climate plan may hinder Obama EPA pick . . . Politico
State: Iran role in Latin America minor . . . Washington Times
Afgan air force far from ready . . . Washington Times

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19 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 24, 2013

  1. I will be in Washington DC for the next few days.
    When I am there I ‘flip off’ the White House and Capitol Hill in honor of all my fellow WhiteHouseDossier readers :-)

  2. So little time: so much country to destroy. Maybe Hilary can finish my work in 2016. Can you imagine how dowdy and wrinkled she will look in 920 more days? Where is Golda’s common sense and humility and Dame Margaret’s presence and command? We just grow them a little different of the former land of the free and home of the brave.

  3. “The immigration bill will die in August . . . National Journal”

    Derp! It’s SUPPOSED to! That way, we can keep ignoring border securty and, at the same time, tell everyone Republicans hate brown people!

    AND, we’re not talking about Benghazi! BONUS!

    Win/win/WIN for the Angry Caliph!

    • You are correct. Everything is upside down and nothing is as it seems. barry brought us to new heights of dishonesty and manipulations.

    • My experience with politicians at the local level is that they will bring up bond measures again and again until the weary people finally just say the hell with it and pass the bond measure. You are right of course that the Democrats hope they have an issue here to run on in 2014, but like gun control I don’t think it’s going to work for them. Some media outlets keep telling us that the Americans overwhelmingly want immigration ‘reform’, but it isn’t so. Immigration ‘reform’ is at the bottom of their concerns along with gun control and ‘climate change’. I am not even certain that the illegals living in the shadows themselves want it. They don’t want to become citizens and they don’t want to pay taxes.

  4. “Climate plan may hinder Obama EPA pick . . . Politico”

    Well, since “Richard Windsor” is ALREADY an important “guy” at the EPA, and since all Obama wants is someone to do whatever he says, how about a REAL “Richard Winsor” for EPA director?
    He’s an actor, so a pretty good fit for Obama’s show cabinet…

    Or, if you Bing, it will tell you about “Richard Windsor’s Spanking Blog”. I didn’t look further because its sounded pretty disgusting, but THAT sounds like something Obama may be down for in an EPA director! After all, to Obama, America’s been Verrry naughty and MUST be punished…although may not be a good fit for Obama personally, since it doesn’t seem to involve any buff male athletes…

    EIther way, could it be worse than what they’ve already had?

  5. If we really wanted Snowden returned to the US from Hong Kong/China – why didn’t we just threaten to default on our trillion dollar debt.

  6. Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence on Washington’s cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal.

    For the first time, Snowden has admitted he sought a position at Booz Allen Hamilton so he could collect proof about the US National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programmes ahead of planned leaks to the media.

    “My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” he told the Post on June 12. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.”

    During a global online chat last week, Snowden also stated he took pay cuts “in the course of pursuing specific work”.


    Snowden, who arrived in Hong Kong on May 20, first contacted documentary maker Laura Poitras in January, claiming to have information about the intelligence community. But it was several months later before Snowden met Poitras and two British reporters in the city.


    • Not exactly a “bang for our buck” is it.

      What we do know about intelligence budgeting is that the numbers have mushroomed in the decade since 9/11. A seminal Washington Post investigative series by Dana Priest in July 2010 showcased this trend.

      Thanks to a whistle-blower case, we know that the 1997 intelligence budget clocked in at $26.6 billion, according to CRS reports. Sixteen years later, defense-budget analysts like Harrison put that figure at roughly $80 billion, more than a threefold increase.…manages-the-nsa…budget-20130620

  7. And in other news today:
    Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of paying for sex with an underage prostitute during infamous “bunga bunga” parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up. Berlusconi, 76, was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred from public office for life —

    But wait… there’s more “screwing” around in the news w/o a trial, convictions or consequences:
    Danny Werfel said that after becoming acting IRS chief last month, he discovered wide-ranging and improper terms on lists screeners were still using to choose groups for careful examinations.

    Mr. Werfel obviously wants to keep his new job so he couched his comments with: “We have not found evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone in the IRS or involvement in these matters by anyone outside the IRS,” he told reporters.

    Btw… the Senate stuffed the immigration reform package with a $100 million dollar ‘Travel & Tourism’ amendment – That’s a big piñata Harry!

    • Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of paying for sex with an underage prostitute during infamous “bunga bunga” parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up. Berlusconi, 76, was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred from public office for life —