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The Obama Morning News || August 14, 2014

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?

25 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 14, 2014

    • Guess he has to return to pick up Sasha from wherever she’s been?

      Or maybe Michelle is evicting him temporarily so she can have the second meeting of the Oprah Girls Club.

        • The Obamas’ have the strangest “vacations” of any POTUS couple I can remember. There’s a compulsion about their taking the “vacation'”, come hell or high water even in the middle of the world burning up. Separate planes often, Obama leaving early , Michelle staying behind, (or vice versa) hoards of “friends” and money bundlers tagging along, maniacal golf playing, Now there’s Obama mysteriously shuttling to DC and then back to MV. What? There’s not all the trappings of the White House on MV while the O is on vacation? Press reps jitterbugging all around the Obamas, trying to figure out what’s going on. It’s just bizarre

    • Wasn’t his ‘return to Washington’ just for show? Ironically, the optics don’t change wherever he is. The mask is completely off now. He is lazy with a capital “L”, clueless, and unfit to serve.

    • I thought he was supposed to make some big announcement. Amnesty? I wonder how the love-in with Hillary Clinton at the big fundraiser went last night?

  1. This Ferguson mess is getting more strange by the day. Two journalists claim they were roughed up by police after being asked REPEATEDLY to stop filming and move. It’s obvious to me that they wanted the police to get rough so they’d have a story. The footage clearly shows the police saying many many times, “please stop filing and move along” and the journalists balked.Then the news stations this morning called it “more police violence” without saying that the journalists were at fault for not listening. The media will turn this is to a bigger mess than it is, mark my words. That’s what they want.

  2. Obama gets an A+ on his preparatory work. Seems that he carefully planned the invasion of 90,000 ‘unaccompanied minors’ to coincide with the beginning of the new school year. No easy task here. Filling out free lunch vouchers, etc. does take time. They received their EBT cards, clothing, and wads of cash before they even left the shelters. Good job, Barry! Muchas gracias!

    • That’s his way of getting them burrowed in. It will be difficult to send them back once they’re in the school systems.