Congress had rejected Taliban release . . . Washington Times
President Obama’s aides met with unanimous opposition from Congress when they first raised the possibility of releasing five Taliban guerrillas from Guantanamo Bay in 2011 and 2012, and administration officials publicly and repeatedly vowed to return to Capitol Hill before making any final moves.
Briefing fails to allay concerns . . . Fox News
Senators said Wednesday they still have a lot of questions after attending a classified White House briefing about the prisoner exchange with the Taliban to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Graham warns of impeachment over Gitmo . . . The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for Obama’s impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval.
Rosen: Bergdahl maybe a collaborator . . . Free Beacon
Fox News reporter James Rosen said intel sources “in and out of government” and “in and out of military” are concerned Bergdahl may have been an enemy collaborator.
Experts: Released Taliban will strike again . . . Newsmax
he Taliban prisoners the Obama administration exchanged for Bergdahl will be heard from again, a U.S. intelligence official, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and an al-Qaida expert all agree.
U.S. holding secret talks with Hamas . . . Buzzfeed
United States officials have been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months to discuss their role in the newly formed unity government.
Poll: 55 percent say Obama made U.S. weaker . . . Newsmax
Voters think America is weaker under President Barack Obama and are dubious about his leadership and management of foreign policy, the economy and health care
Putin: Hillary is a weak woman . . . AFP
Vladimir Putin waded into US politics Wednesday describing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “weak” in some sarcastic comments about women.
Hillary still on blood thinners . . . MSNBC
“I did have a concussion and some effects in the aftermath of it, mostly dizziness, double vision . . . Those all dissipated. Blood thinners are my continuing treatment for the blood clot.”
Putin can pump more than Obama . . . Washington Post
Take a look a video showing the differences in their workouts.