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The Obama Morning News || July 1, 2014

Obama sending more troops to Iraq . . . Associated Press
The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to increase security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property. That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750.

GOP warns Obama: Don’t overstep . . . Newsmax
Conservatives railed at President Obama’s announcement Monday that he would  take executive action to reform the U.S. immigration system after hopes of passing legislation in Congress officially died.

Five immigration executive actions . . . Examiner
Obama has promised to act unilaterally. Here’s what he might do.

Obama’s wrong solution for the border . . . Byron York
There are moves the president could make that would greatly reduce the flood of children into Texas. But passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill is not one of them.

Turley: Obama risks Constitutional Crisis . . . Newsmax
Obama is acting like “a bad gambler at Vegas” by doubling down on executive actions less than a week after a stinging Supreme Court defeat, says law professor Jonathan Turley.

Obama racking up judicial losses . . . Washington Times
Justices delivered several judicial hits to the White House while taking a firm stand against the unchecked power of the state.

WH thwarting release of information . . . Washington Times
The White House has quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of information in ways that not even Richard Nixon envisioned, according to federal FOIA workers.

Hillary blasts Hobby Lobby decision . . . Yahoo News
“I find it deeply disturbing we are going in that direction,” former secretary of state says.

How rich is Hillary? . . . National Journal
If elected president, the former secretary of State would be richer than close to four out of five of her predecessors.

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19 Responses to The Obama Morning News || July 1, 2014

  1. Notice how Obama kinda snuck that little additional Iraq deployment numbers in without saying it on camera. The man constantly amazes me, and not in a good way, that he uses the Wizard of Oz curtain ploy to pull fast ones on Americans who only get their news from late night TV.

  2. Differences in leadership:
    Obama: Now slow down, let’s think about this. I will assemble a panel to study this. My position is evolving.
    Netanyahu: Kablooey….

    • Obama is doing ‘kablooey’ — he just chooses to do it to this country. He could give a damn about a jewish American boy who was killed by terrorists that he supports. And anyone who thinks he has anything but contempt for the state of Israel just doesn’t understand anything about the fabric of this man. Not, of course, that you think that at all.

  3. More “boots on the ground” when he said there would be none!

    This is another example of Obama lying to the American people.

    • And you notice not a peep from the anti war Democrats and liberals. It’s all about Bush and Cheney and how we never should have been there in the first place. No one lives in the moment — it’s either past or the future where unicorns will be romping with reformed terrorists and liberated women and LGBTs and “new” Americans at some pagan fest on the white house lawn.

        • What bugs me the most is the revisionist history of Bush/Chaney’s “rush to war” – no one on the Left seems to remember all the UN resolutions, warnings, evidence of WMDs from several intelligence agencies both here and abroad, bi-partisan votes by Congress, etc. etc. They make it sound like it was all done unilaterally overnight. Makes me sick!

          • Speaking of WMD’s, (chemical weapons, as we all know), I read a report last week that the ISIS jihadists found what the report called “Saddam Hussein’s premier chemical weapons manufacturing facility.” The report noted that there were other such facilities in Iraq ISIS was looking for. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to dig into this story. That would destroy their approved by the White House narrative.

  4. A black Democratic pastor in Mississippi claims Thad Cochran paid $15 per vote to Democrats crossing over in the Republican primary run-off on June 24. He says he knows because he was part of the scheme. Those results should be thrown out.

    • As if Cochran’s remark about having sex with an animal wasn’t enough to alert the GOP. He obviously didn’t pull the money out of his own pocket. The results and the RINOS should both be kicked to the curb.

  5. Once again the media are releasing stories that are patently untrue. Yahoo News states that Hobby Lobby has made contraception unavailable to its employees, but in fact the business will cover 14 methods of contraception. What it wanted to disallow was 4 potential means of abortion. There is a huge difference between contraceptives and abortifacients (spelling?).

    • HL is offering 16 of the 20. 16! Yet women are crying this is a war? Insanity. Liberal women want government out of their personal choices yet at the same time want the government to pay for it all.

      • That dopey guy on MoJoe–the one in the suits who we call GQ at our house–said what about Hobby Lobby and Viagra? HL is not against sex–just drugs that might keep a fertilized egg from implanting. He didn’t get it.

    • As long as the country and the media allow the democrats to control the issue SCOTUS HL decision will wrongly be about the fake war on women and conservatives will lose. It is about religious liberty – something even Harry Reid and the Democrats agreed to in the past.

      But we have a professional rabble rouser in The WH and the Dens are the rabble and the propagandists in the media will do the rousing

    • I also learned when I saw one of the Hobby Lobby lawyers being interviewed yesterday that HL pays its employees double minimum wage. Obama should be praising such a company, but of course he won’t.