What’s interesting in the news today?
Harry Reid is delaying what would have been a 9-11 vote on Syria. They’ve lost the battle, and are starting to realize it.
From TheHill “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday delayed a vote on using military force against Syria.
Faced with stiffening opposition from Republicans and skepticism from many Democrats, Reid said he would not rush the vote to begin considering the controversial use-of-force resolution.
Sure Harry. And Obama never said anything about a red line right?
Next, Assad’s forces have launched an attempt to liberate the Christian villages being attacked and terrorized by Islamic rebels.
From JPost/Reuters ”Syrian government forces launched an offensive to wrest back control of an historic Christian town north of Damascus on Monday, activists said.
In the past six days, the town of Maaloula has already changed hands three times between President Bashar Assad’s forces and rebel groups, some of which are linked to al-Qaida.”
More bad news for ObamaCare.
From RedAlertPolitics “While much of the public relations campaign for President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has centered around convincing Millennials to buy into the law’s healthcare exchanges, just 11 percent of them now plan to do so according to a new poll by The Morning Consult.
The August National Healthcare Tracking Poll, which was released Wednesday, found that only 11 percent of registered voters were “almost certain to purchase” insurance through the healthcare exchanges, while just 24 percent were “likely certain” to do so. Half of those who responded said they were “about 50-50″ when it came to buying into the healthcare exchanges, while 27 percent were unlikely to do so.
Overall, only 8 percent of registered voters were almost certain to buy into the exchanges and 14 percent were likely certain to do so.”
More dirty dealings in Chicago and Illinois. And once again, it involves associates of the President.
From TheChicagoSunTimes “The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.
Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.
In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.”
It would probably be a good idea to avoid DC on this day. A million muslim march, and a biker counter protest. What could possibly go wrong?
Needless to say the city tried to discourage the bikers by denying their permit. They’re havin’ none of it.
From BizPacReview “The countdown to Sept. 11 commemoration demonstrations by patriotic bikers versus a fringe Muslim “truther” group is taking shape, and despite some confusion about the technicalities, the court of popular opinion isn’t even close:
Denied a permit by the nation’s capital for a special “non-stop” ride through town with a waiver for red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls, organizers of the “2 Million Bikers to DC” ride to remember 9/11 are undeterred.
Just riding on a public street doesn’t take any special permission after all, even if you have a million people doing it. They just sought the permit to make life easier on the city’s residents and businesses.”
And George Zimmerman has new legal problems.
From TheDailyMail “George Zimmerman was today questioned by police after allegedly threatening his estranged wife with a handgun in an altercation sparked by claims he has been having an affair, MailOnline can reveal.”
“Police were called to the Lake Mary, Florida residence owned by Shellie Zimmerman’s parents, David and Machelle Dean, after she made a panicked 911 call at around 2.15pm Monday.”
“‘He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun. He keeps staying “Step closer”. He’s just threatening all of us with his firearm. He’s going to shoot us.”
Police are now saying there was no gun involved.
Lake Mary PIO Zach Hudson backtracks during a press conference on initial police reports that George Zimmerman had a gun during altercation with wife.”