White House silent on fundraising costs . . . CBS News
From the way the White House vehemently refuses to disclose information on the costs of presidential political travel and calculations on reimbursing the government, you might think they were state secrets.
Hispanics want Obamacare for illegals . . . Washington Times
Top Hispanic leaders asked President Obama last week to grant some illegal immigrants access to Obamacare, saying the “dreamers” to whom the White House has given tentative work permits are already paying taxes, so they deserve government benefits.
Rice defends ISIS strategy . . . Free Beacon
National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the United States would not reevaluate the strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS. But Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey says he’s like to recommend ground troops.
Obama warns of crippling cyber attack . . . Fox News
Obama believes cyber terrorism is one of the biggest threats to national security and says the White House is bracing for a possible doomsday scenario if hackers can successfully penetrate government and business computer systems
Hayden: Why pursue NY Times reporter? . . . Fox News
The former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency has said that he doesn’t understand what he called “the necessity to pursue” a New York Times reporter facing possible jail time over his refusal to testify in court.
U.S. pledges $212M in Gaza aid . . . Examiner
The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate aid to help rebuild Gaza Strip infrastructure devastated by recent fighting between Hamas and Israel.
Senator links ValJar to IRS scandal . . . Daily Caller
Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarrett’s office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to “whitewash.”
Warren: Obama embraced Wall Street . . . Politico
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is criticizing President Barack Obama for siding with Wall Street after the 2008 financial crisis.
Paltrow’s neighbors popping mad . . . Washington Times
Gwyneth Paltrow’s neighbors are outraged after a glitzy fundraiser for President Obama shut down their Los Angeles neighborhood and left many of them out on the streets until late Thursday night.