Obama to seek $2B for border crisis . . . Associated Press
President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents.
Poll: More want less immigration . . . Daily Caller
Only one-in-five Americans want to see additional immigration, while two-in-five Americans want less immigration, says a new Gallup poll.
Obama: ISIS a threat to the US . . . Associated Press
Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising threat to U.S. security because they would be able to enter the country without visas on European passports.
Barrasso: ISIS a threat to the US . . . Newsmax
The world was a much safer place before Obama took office in 2009, and his decision to withdraw troops from Iraq without leaving a stay-behind force “was a mistake,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) believes.
ISIS declares Islamic state . . . Associated Press
Under Obama’s watch, a caliphate is declared.
Russia exploits U.S. vacuum in Iraq . . . The Wire
After the United States delayed a sale of fighter jets to Iraq, Russia sold planes to the Iraqi government. Now they’ve sent military experts to Baghdad.
Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead VA . . . Washington Post
Obama on Monday will nominate Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate who served as chief executive of Procter & Gamble, to take over as head of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
WH report cites VA’s “corrosive” culture . . . Politico
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ “corrosive culture” can only be fixed by a near overhaul of the system, charged a report delivered to Obama on Friday.
VA whistleblowers claim retaliation . . . Washington Times
More than 50 whistleblowers say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.
Newspaper: Obama endorsement a mistake . . . Newsmax
“Sometimes, you have to admit you’re wrong,” the Billings Gazette editorial began. “And, we were wrong.”
Obama feeling fancy and free . . . Politico
“Sometimes I’m supposed to be politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind,” Obama said.