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The Obama Morning News || June 17, 2014

Obama may send special forces to Iraq . . . Associated Press
Their limited mission — which has not yet been approved — would focus on training and advising beleaguered Iraqi troops. 

Rogers: Stop playing golf and deal with Iraq . . . Newsmax
House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers pleaded with President Obama to quit playing golf and lead the country with a better solution than working with Iran on the crisis in Iraq. 

Maliki ignores Obama demand . . . New York Times
What he does not do, by all accounts, is spend much time on the political reconciliation with the Sunni Arabs and Kurds.

ISIS Moves U.S. arms to Syria . . . Free Beacon
Syrian and Iraqi terrorist forces obtained significant numbers of tanks, trucks, and U.S.-origin Humvees in Iraq and those arms are being shipped to al Qaeda rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials.

DHS advisor: Caliphate inevitable . . .  The Blaze
“As I’ve said b4 inevitable that ‘Caliphate’ returns,” Mohamed Elibiary tweeted. “Choice only whether we support [European Union] like Muslim Union vision or not.”

Border Patrol overwhelmed by illegals . . . Fox News
“If we don’t send the message that they can’t just come in and stay here, it’s gonna continue, this wave of humanity,” said Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar. Cuellar is a Democrat.

WH to welcome, honor illegals . . . Daily Caller
Both are “DREAMers” who began their activism careers after applying for and gaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Obama seeks political gain from LGBT order . . . Politico
The White House announced Obama will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

GOP: Obama influenced IRS targeting . . . Newsmax
House Republicans released a report detailing dozens of examples that they say prove the president and fellow Democrats pressured the agency to act. 

Five times Obama ditched Congress . . . Examiner
Here’s a look at five times Obama has bypassed Congress to achieve a sort of victory for Democratic goals.

Obama to expand Pacific sanctuaries . . . Washington Post
Plan would close a broad swath of the sea to fishing, energy exploration and other activities and could create the world’s largest area of protected ocean.

Student load debt up 500 percent in 5 years . . . CNS News
Since Obama took office in January 2009, the cumulative outstanding balance on federal direct student loans has jumped 517.4 percent.

Jeb for VP? . . . National Journal
Speculation among Republican strategists is that Bush won’t run for president in 2016, but might be willing to be a strong conservative’s running mate.

247 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || June 17, 2014”

  1. Student loans are up over 500% in the last five years because a) people are living off that money and b) they keep these students from going on the unemployment numbers.

  2. Regarding Elibiary, our very own Muzzie DHSer, someone needs to act to remove him and all others of his ilk from the Department.

  3. Not much but something. At least some towns are standing against relocating these illegals into their neighborhoods. States and towns should simply say no. I personally do not care if these buses and planes have to circle the country until they run out of fuel and then all those along for the joyride have to walk back across the border. Do not care. Either family members come to the border and process these people in some legal manner or they go back.

    Anyway, good for these people for standing up. After discussions with my Senator and Congressman’s office it is clear that although they are aware and concern they have no concrete plan of action to react to a crisis. So, it’s up to the individuals to act on a local level.

    1. Congresswoman Miller is trying to do something. And Gowdy is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Immigration and Border Security.

  4. On MoJoe, I think it was, Nicholas Kristof said he heard a good phrase–sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my enemy. This is incisive? I guess we need to fill air time.

  5. Maliki ignores Obama demand . . . New York Times
    What he does not do, by all accounts, is spend much time on the political reconciliation with the Sunni Arabs and Kurds.

    Out of all of today’s headlines and ledes this one brings it home.

    Maliki has a pen and phone, too. The similarities are glaring.

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