Did White House fatally delay hostage rescue? . . . As early as May, the Obama administration had strong and specific information about the location of American James Foley and other hostages held in Syria, a source close to the discussions told Fox News, but the rescue mission was not approved until early July. By then, the hostages had already been moved. Fox News.
Court rejects Obama housing bias rule . . . A federal judge on Monday threw out a housing regulation issued by President Barack Obama’s administration that said racial bias claims can be based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the Fair Housing Act allows for only direct discrimination claims and not those based on so-called disparate impact allegations. Reuters
White House role in Sherrod ouster revealed . . . A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was “waiting for the go-ahead” from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama administration assertions that her ouster was Vilsack’s decision alone. Associated Press
White House: Voters hate Washington, not Obama . . . With many races still tight but polls showing a general trend in favor of Republicans, the White House on Monday blamed voter dissatisfaction with Washington for what could be an Election Day rout for President Barack Obama’s Democrats. Reuters
Biden claims he never apologized to Turkey . . . Vice President Joe Biden says he never apologized to Turkey’s president for claiming last month that the country’s mistakes helped foreign fighters enter Syria, contradicting what the White House has said about the incident. Fox News
Feds monitoring votes in 18 states . . . Staffers from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will monitor polling places in 28 jurisdictions in 18 states today, to make sure there’s no attempt to prevent minorities, the disabled, the illiterate and non-English-speakers from voting. CNS News
Obamacare patients turn to community care . . . When ObamaCare patients learn their deductible is so high they’re unlikely to get any reimbursement, they often wind up in places like the Denton, Texas Community Care Center. Fox News
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