The Clinton Foundation Seeks Immortality; Rubio Wants To Hit The Switch; Kerry Pestered By Internet; Dead Journalist Was Investigating CIA Leader; Sequestration Fluff – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 8-14-2013

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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.

 

  • Worried that the Clinton Foundation’s operating revenues depend too heavily on the family’s nonstop fund-raising, the three Clintons are embarking on a drive to raise an endowment of as much as $250 million, with events already scheduled in the Hamptons and London. Source: The New York Times…

 

 

  • In an appearance on a Tallahassee morning show, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) explained that President Barack Obama will be tempted to enact his own immigration reform measures by executive order if Congress does not pass an immigration bill. An Obama executive order would legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants, he said. Source: The Daily Caller… 

 

 

  • Speaking to State Department personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that “this little thing called the Internet … makes it much harder to govern.” He also said that “ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.” Source: CNS News… 

 

 

  • This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist Michael Hastings, who recently died under suspicious circumstances, corroborated this reporter’s sources that CIA Director, John Brennan was Hastings next exposé project. Source: San Diego 6…

 

 

  • When sequestration was about to kick in, the Obama administration began a nearly across-the-board campaign to discuss the devastating impact the automatic cuts would have on agency operations. At the center of these warnings stood employee furloughs: mandatory unpaid leave to help each department meet the lower budget caps that took effect March 1. But most major departments have reduced furlough days, or eliminated them altogether. Source: Government Executive…

 

 

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