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Obama Stamps His Foot On Syria; Drone Over D.C.; Tinseltown Targets McConnell; DHS’ Panopticon; Quoth The Ravens: ‘Obamacare!’ – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 9-4-2013

September 4, 2013 by  

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

  • Speaking to Reuters on action in Syria, President Barack Obama stamped his impatient foot a little: “First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty… That’s point number one. Point number two, my credibility is not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important. Source: RealClearPolitics… 

 

  • It wasn’t flying for long and it’s unclear what it was doing, but at least one witness spotted a drone hovering over a six-alarm fire at a warehouse in Alexandria, Virginia, just miles from the Pentagon…. “It’s not ours,” said Robert Rodriguez, chief fire marshal and spokesman for the Alexandria fire department. “It was none of our departments’,” he added, referring to the three other fire departments that provided assistance in putting out the blaze. Source: Washington Times…

 

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Democrats’ premier Hollywood fundraiser and donor, is throwing himself completely behind Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes’ effort to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The DreamWorks Animation chief raised millions to re-elect Obama — now he’s organizing LA events to unseat the GOP stalwart in the Bluegrass State. Source: Hollywood Reporter… 

 

  • In an effort to monitor reported outbreaks of infectious diseases worldwide, the DHS office of health affairs plans to contract with a small business to provide a “real-time data feed,” drawn from at least 25,000 online sources, on a 24/7 basis, with its content updated at least hourly. The data feed would give the U.S. Government the right to share the information inside the government, as well as outside the government, “for U.S. Government purposes,” says a small business set-aside solicitation that was issued by DHS on September 3. Source: Government Security News… 

 

  • The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will help Maryland promote new insurance options under ObamaCare, state officials announced Tuesday. It’s the first official partnership formed with a sports franchise to encourage participation in President Obama’s signature healthcare law. Source: The Hill… 

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