Obama Compares Bin Laden With Kobe Bryant; Gets Racial About Self; Insider Admits ‘Minor’ NSA Abuses; GOP Optimism Swells For 2014 Vote; Judge: Chicago Must Write Guns Into Law – Monday Morning News Roundup 1-20-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • In his New Yorker interview published over the weekend, President Barack Obama stated that current al-Qaida was “jayvee” – and said that his analogy was often used around the White House. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said. Source: TruthRevolt…

 

  • “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” President Barack Obama said in a January New Yorker story. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.” Source: The New Yorker…

 

  • Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency under both Presidents Bush and Obama, said Sunday that there have been abuses of the National Security Agency’s surveillance database, but that the abuses have been “very minor.” Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • Republicans have a new spring in their step as an expanding electoral map has boosted their chances of recapturing the Senate. In order to flip the six seats they need to win back control, Republicans now believe they have widened the map to nearly a dozen competitive contests — a marked jump from earlier this year. Source: The Hill…

 

  • After ruling Chicago’s ban on firearm sales a breach of Constitutional rights earlier this month, a Federal judge is giving the city 180 days to formulate a new law governing gun stores. Judge Edward Chang granted the city’s request for time to craft an ordinance reflecting, as one municipal official said, “many detailed components, including zoning, licensing and operational requirements for gun dealers.” Source: Fox News… 

 

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