Obama: We will not be intimidated . . . The Hill
President Obama on Wednesday pledged that the U.S. would “degrade and destroy” the Islamist terrorist group responsible for the beheading of two American journalists, saying the U.S. was “repulsed” by the slayings.
Congress presses for swift action . . . Newsmax
Republican lawmakers sounded a clarion call for quick, decisive action against ISIS militants after the bloodthirsty group claimed to have beheaded a second American.
Obama’s unnerving happy talk . . . Dana Milbank
President Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving.
Does Obama have a psychological problem? . . . Newsmax
“I’m starting to feel like he can’t make a decision, that we have a president who has a real psychological problem, that he can’t face responsibility,” said retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters.
Group: Imigrant surge to cost $761M . . . Examiner
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America will cost state and local governments a staggering $761 million dollars this year, a group that favors immigration reduction has calculated.
Worker rights for illegals . . . CNS News
At a signing ceremony on Friday, the U.S. government entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mexican government to allow Mexican Nationals – regardless of immigration status – to “exercise their workplace rights.”
Missing Libya jetliners raise fears . . . Free Beacon
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
Obama to send aircraft to Baltics . . . Fox News
In Estonia today, Obama announced plans to send Air Force units and aircraft to the Baltic republics as part of an effort to reassure Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania of their security as NATO members.
Reporters sue for Brown records . . . Fox News
Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month.
Fannie and Freddie growing again . . . Examiner
Both parties and both chambers of Congress agree in principle that the bailed-out government-sponsored mortgage enterprises need to be shut down and replaced, but Obama appointee is expanding them.
Glenn Beck predicts Clinton 2016 win . . . Politico
Says Clinton strategy of painting husbands era as the golden years will work.
Paul imperiled by dad’s bribery scandal . . . The Hill
The bribery scandal surrounding former Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) 2012 presidential bid is threatening to damage his son’s 2016 White House prospects.