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The Obama Morning News || June 27, 2014

How the Clintons escaped “dead broke” . . . Washington Post
Since leaving the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton have commanded speaking fees of up to seven figures for a single appearance.

Hillary made deal with Huma to silence Weiner . . . NY Post
Hillary Clinton has a “secret deal” with her top aide Huma Abedin to keep Abedin’s troublesome husband, Anthony Weiner, out of the spotlight.

Obama wants $500M to train Syrians . . . Associated Press
Obama requested $500 million from Congress on Thursday to train and equip what the White House is calling “appropriately vetted” members of the Syrian opposition.

Obama warns immigrant’s parents . . . Newsmax
Obama warned parents in Central America on Thursday that they are putting their kids in danger of being killed or turned into sex slaves by sending them to cross the U.S. border illegally.

IRS inspector probing Lerner emails . . . The Hill
IRS commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday that he expects an inspector general to weigh in on Lois Lerner’s missing emails in “the next few weeks.”

Seven at IRS whose computers crashed . . . Daily Caller
The wave of computer crashes apparently struck both Washington and Cincinnati, where agents processed tax-exempt applications.

Experts question Lerner’s email excuse . . . Fox News
Computer experts and Republican lawmakers are poking holes in IRS claims that the agency did all it could to retrieve embattled ex-official Lois Lerner’s allegedly “lost” emails.

Cruz: Impeach Holder if no prosecutor . . . Newsmax
Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS tea party-targeting scandal, Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday.

Obama lets wind farm kill eagles . . . Associated Press
A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

Could ruling invalidate CPFB decisions? . . . Examiner
House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling said some of the actions made by the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be invalid following a Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments.

NLRB in the crosshairs . . . The Hill
The Supreme Court’s rebuke Thursday of Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board has thrown hundreds of decisions made while the agency was unconstitutionally constructed into doubt.

GOP: Ruling shows Obama not king . . . Newsmax
Republicans and watchdog groups called the unanimous ruling a restoration of checks and balances guaranteed by the Constitution.

Poll: Most don’t buy man-made warming . . . Daily Caller
According to a Pew Research Center poll, 35 percent of Americans say there is not enough solid evidence to mankind is warming the Earth while another 18 percent says the world has warmed due to “natural patterns” and not human activity.

Dems: Obama will go it alone on immigration . . . The Hill
The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned.

Obama: Michelle wouldn’t let me run again . . . Newsmax
Obama said Thursday his wife wouldn’t let him run for a third term in the Oval Office, even if the law allowed it.

Obama shares atypical day in woman’s life . . . Reuters
Obama spent a “day in the life” of a Minnesota accountant, but the road trip quickly turned into a typical day in the life of Obama.

17 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 27, 2014

    • As so many, I have also been glued to the TV. Let’s hope we will
      win on Tuesday. It would be good for youngsters, and we all need
      something to cheer for and be proud of in this dismal economy and with this corrupt govt.!

  1. I am so sick of the gimmicks. Two years ago, Obama spent the summer parachuting into backyards of regular Joes across the USA; this summer, it”s ‘ take a working woman from AnyTown, USA to lunch and spend the afternoon in the park ranting about the R’s and what liars they are. Scandals? What scandals! Phony scandals!

    As an added bonus, he confides to these total strangers that Michelle wouldn’t let him run for another term, even if a third term was legal.
    Duh! Who does he think he’s kidding? They BOTH hate Washington, politics, and the business of upholding something called the Constitution. Neither one of them gives a hoot about the country. It’s all about them!
    They can hardly wait to get out of Washington …and politics.

    Michelle made it clear to Obama that she was NOT going to play ball if he won a second term. She was going to reward herself for all the years of ‘sacrificin’ by looting the US Treasury and going on a 4 year spending spree. After all, if it wasn’t for her (and Valjar), Obama never would have been elected dog-catcher. He was going nowhere fast until he hooked up with Michelle and Valerie. They created the ‘Obama Brand’ in the sewer of corruption known as ChiTown.

    The only question remaining is: To Impeach? Or not to Impeach.

    • I am disgusted by the MSM, by not giving details of the Scandels. There are hard working Americans who still watch TV to get the news. There are hard working Americans who do not have the time to search for news, that is NOT covered by the MSM.
      He needs to be careful and not slip and put the word phony, in the same sentence as his red line.

    • The gimmicks–and that’s exactly what they are–are irritating beyond irritating. For the WH to justify spending the time and money and energy needed to pull off these publicity stunts is criminal political behavior. The ME is blowing up, China is threatening the ship traffic throughout the South China Sea, Putin is taking whatever he wants, and Obama is playing little boy games.

  2. OT, but I just got an email alert from Modern Healthcare Magazine. Guess what… if you Don’t like your ACA healthcare plan, too bad. You will automatically be re-enrolled. It appears they are hanging onto their 8 million (questionable number) enrollees and will automatically enroll them again so as not to lose the numbers. Unbelievable. Just another phony scandal I suppose.
    (link was too long… click on the story HHS Announces…)

    • Sorry, that link may not work due to subscription requirements. Plus, in re-reading it, one place says the ACA members “will” be automatically re-enrolled. Another place, it says they “will be able to”. Huge difference. I need to get that clarified.

    • I read several articles yesterday re: o’careless. Did you know, that the infamous “back end” is not built yet and there are doubts as to completion date in time for the next enrollment period.

  3. Meriem Ibrahim has taken refuge at the US embassy in Sudan. As I suspected, she fears violence from the citizenry and relations. Now get her out of that country.

    • Not to demean in any way her dangerous position – she and her family need to get out of that country and to safety ASAP – and the US government needs to make that happen -but really where is George Clooney on this? He made a big push to make the tragedy of Sudan his issue and rumor has it he wants to enter the political arena – he is even arranging a marriage to accommodate this new phase. And now crickets. Slacker.