WH mistakenly IDs Afghanistan CIA chief . . . Washington Post
His name was on a list for news organizations of officials meeting with Obama on his Afghan trip.
Blunder may put entire CIA unit at risk . . . Newsmax
Experts say the huge blunder could affect operations in that country — even target the entire unit for assassination by the Taliban.
IRS to fine for Obamacare dumping . . . Newsmax
Employers who give money to their workers to help pay for insurance through Obamacare could face an excise tax of $100 a day, up to a grand sum of $36,500 per year per employee affected.
Agency: Employee ratings “discrimination” . . . Daily Caller
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews.
Even Obama’s liberal base bailing . . . Washington Times
Nearly halfway through his ballyhooed “year of action,” President Obama isn’t getting much traction.
Push to privatize VA gaining traction . . . Examiner
Congressional lawmakers and President Obama are turning to privatization to help veterans who are stuck on long waiting lists at medical facilities run by the VA.
VA official stayed despite lying . . . Washington Times
The VA has kept a high-ranking senior executive in charge of a more than $1 billion network of hospitals and clinics despite learning she had falsely claimed to have a master’s degree.
Obama takes swipe at Putin . . . Politico
In a statement, the president refers to “Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea.”
Cruz blames Palestinians for peace talk fail . . . Jerusalem Post
Cruz visits Knesset, says US shouldn’t dictate settlement policy, expresses concern Obama will “seek loopholes” for US to fund Hamas.
Hillary leaves the left cold . . . The Hill
Progressives don’t want to be stuck with a standard-bearer they see as too centrist.