A hundred missions a day over Iraq . . . Bloomberg
The U.S. Navy and Air Force are scheduling as many as 100 attack, reconnaissance, and support missions daily over Iraq, according to a U.S. military official.
Obamacare enrollment shrinks . . . Investors Business Daily
ObamaCare exchange statistics should clear up any doubt as to why the Obama Administration has been tight-lipped about enrollment since celebrating 8 million sign-ups in mid-April.
WH can’t explain Iraq objectives . . . Free Beacon
The White House is failing to adequately explain to lawmakers the legal justification and concrete objectives for its airstrikes against ISIS. according to congressional insiders apprised of off-the-record briefings on the matter.
Official: Airstrikes effect limited . . . Fox News
A top Defense Department official acknowledged that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are unlikely to affect Islamic militants’ “overall capabilities” or their operations elsewhere in Iraq and Syria but rebuffed calls to expand the mission.
Turns out this was the varsity . . . Fox News
Obama’s decision to launch airstrikes in Iraq has only underscored for his critics the consequences of waiting as long as he did to counter the growing threat of ISIS – a group he once dismissed as a “JV team.”
U.S. dangles aid for new Iraq leader . . . Washington Post
The United States is ready to offer significant additional economic and military aid to Iraq under a new, less sectarian, government.
IRS: We couldn’t save Lerner emails . . . Bloomberg
In a series of sworn statements submitted by the IRS in its effort to fend off a lawsuit by the activist group Judicial Watch, government technicians described the step-by-step processes they followed to try to recover the data.
What you pay for Holder’s trips . . . Daily Caller
On a pleasant Saturday this summer, Eric Holder, his daughters, their boyfriends and two security officers boarded a government-owned Gulfstream and jetted off to New York for the Belmont Stakes.
Obama’s revolving door . . . Politico
The Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered corporate, trade association and for-hire lobbyists. And many of these former lobbyists work at the highest levels of government.
Six times Clinton has broken with Obama . . . The Hill
Hillary in increasingly putting distance between herself and Obama.
Generals back Michelle in food fight . . . Politico
For the top military brass, the obesity epidemic is increasingly seen as a threat to national security.
Nixon also a victim of dirty tricks . . . Newsmax
“The truth is the Kennedys broke into Nixon’s doctor’s office to steal his medical records. They broke into his accountant’s office in L.A., to steal his financial records,” said biographer Roger Stone.