U.S. rescue of Yazidis unlikely . . . Fox News
The prospect of having U.S. troops help stage a rescue mission in Iraq appears “far less likely,” a Defense Department official said Wednesday following the return of a team of military personnel from a mountain where religious refugees had taken shelter.
Obama shows little urgency on ISIS . . . Washington Post
Senior U.S. officials describe the threat posed by the Islamic State in chilling terms, but have mounted a decidedly modest military campaign to check its advance through northern Iraq.
Companies shift ACA costs to workers . . . Fox News
A national business group representing the nation’s large employers reported Wednesday that companies desperate to avoid a 40 percent ObamaCare “Cadillac tax” are finding ways to shift the costs to workers.
Obama prepares schools for migrant kids . . . The Hill
The Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations.
Obama briefed on Ferguson protests . . . The Hill
President Obama was briefed by top administration officials Wednesday night as protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager turned violent in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Dems agonize over immigration. . . Politico
Obama’s move could complicate the reelection bids of Democrats in red states like Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana and Alaska — races that could determine whether the party will maintain its grip on the Senate.
Publisher: Book might hurt Obama . . . Free Beacon
A division of publishing giant Simon & Schuster decided against publishing a book about the exchange of Bergdhal for freed Gitmo terrorists for fear that the book would damage Obama.
Warren plans Israel trip . . . Boston Globe
Is she buffing her presidential credentials?