ISIS seeks launchpad for US attacks . . . Washington Times
The al Qaeda-linked army now conquering territory in Syria and Iraq ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launching pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, says a new congressional report.
Cheney: Deadlier attack with decade . . . Business Insider
“I think there will be another attack. And the next time, I think it’s going to be far deadlier than the last one. Imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device.”
Boehner mulls suing Obama . . . The Hill
Speaker Boehner is considering bringing a lawsuit against President Obama for the executive orders the president has issued.
Issa considers immunity for Lerner . . . Newsmax
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa says he’s willing to consider immunity for former IRS official Lois Lerner, but he wants to know what she plans to say first.
Huge majority regret Iraq war . . . NBC News
Seventy-one percent of Americans now say that the war in Iraq “wasn’t worth it,” a new poll shows, with skepticism up substantially even in the last 18 months.
US forces get immunity in Iraq . . . Reuters
Iraq has given assurances to the United States that U.S. special operations forces Obama has ordered into the country will be shielded from possible prosecution in Iraqi courts.
Biden: Gay rights trumps culture . . . Associated Press
Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.
Obama preps new Russian sanctions . . . New York Times
Doubting Putin, the Obama administration has drawn up plans to escalate sanctions against Russia by targeting its financial, energy and defense industries.
Dems aghast at Obama donor meeting . . . Examiner
The White House, which has repeatedly bemoaned the influence of big money in politics, will open its doors to Tom Steyer, the environmental activist who has pledged to spend up to $100 million on November’s elections to promote his climate-change agenda.
Obama to start hanging with Americans . . . McClatchy
President Barack Obama will begin spending “a day in the life” with Americans who have written him letters.