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The Obama Morning News || September 18, 2014

House votes to arm Syrian rebels . . . Reuters
The House of Representatives approved President Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need.

How Obama won a rare victory . . .The Hill
Obama was able to buck some of his strongest allies on the left, rally support from some of his strongest opponents on the right, and cobble together a bipartisan majority that easily granted his request for the authority he’d requested.

Obama to meet with Poroshenko . . . Associated Press
In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.

IRS chief: Lerner emails not backed up . . . The Blaze
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday dismissed recent press reports saying that the lost emails of former IRS employee Lois Lerner might still be recoverable.

Obama tweets against Scotland leaving . . . Examiner
“We obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains strong, robust, united, and an effective partner.”

State hid embassy peril . . . Washington Times
Weeks before the State Department said  things were operating “normally” at its consulate in the Kurdish capital of Erbil, procurement officials warned that millions of dollars were needed for the “rapidly deteriorating” security situation.

Benghazi panel kicks off gently . . . Washington Times
The House Select Committee on Benghazi’s much-anticipated first public hearing Wednesday produced few partisan fireworks, as members of both parties grilled a top State Department official about improvements to embassy security after the attack.

Left blasts Clinton in secret emails . . . The Hill
Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

10 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || September 18, 2014”

  1. Regarding the article The State department hid embassy peril.
    “Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation”
    Yes please read the article. The people that we elected, and who work in all of these different departments really need to get on board.
    We all saw those trucks. I have mentioned this time and again, we could have down something right than and there! No they are infested into the population. The leaders are: “Where”. We have no earthly idea.
    They scheduled all of these hearings on the same DAY!
    As far as the Benghazi hearing. Please watch that as well. No I did not feel any better, or safer after watching it. I apologize for not writing fast enough to list all of the recommendations that were suggested.
    There are still 7 I believe that have not be started yet.
    I listened to Peter King (R) this morning discussing how the FBI Director not being confident about stopping foreign fighters entering the U.S.
    I watched the hearing with Kerry yesterday as well. I was even more worried & exhausted from that instead of feeling, safer, and confident on our situation.
    Than there is the issue of arming people that we have no idea who they are for. I mentioned that on another thread, and I apologize, but a reader here at WHD, mentiond Pinky Swearing!

  2. OT Joint Session of Congress stands an applauds the President of Ukraine.

    That’s what passes for US support these days.

    They should all be ashamed. And yet it as it somehow bestows….

    1. “A symbolic show of support.” The arming of any group, if at all, by the US should be the Ukrainians, a sovereign state, not the “moderate rebels” in Syria.

  3. Despite the sheer stupidity of the House Barack Obama owns this not really a war war. After dismissing the advice of his generals, proclaiming loudly in front of a gathering of service men and women that they will not have to do what they signed up to do — fight to keep America safe by deploying overseas — he personally insists on signing off on ISIS bombings.

    Unless,of course, he is on the golf course. Then the world will just have to wait.

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