Morning Briefing- January 2, 2012
January 2nd, 2012
08:21 AM ET

Morning Briefing- January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!Take a look at the 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Barack Obama's primary concerns [POLITICO]

GOP candidates reveal late strategies on eve of Iowa caucuses []

The Obama campaign's goal: Weaken Romney now []

Campaign Ads Flood Iowa TV stations [NYTimes]

Obama campaign as it also gears up for Iowa [Washington Post]

Last full day of campaigning: Who will make it through? [Des Moines Register]

Emergency Virginia GOP primary move called unlikely [The Virginia-Pilot]


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  1. gerald

    Read the surprise answer at the end
    The three who brought down Wall Street
    Here's a quick look into the three former Fannie Mae executives who brought down Wall Street.
    Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae.
    Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when
    auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting
    activities. Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in
    benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the
    accounting scandal became clear.
    Tim Howard – was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a
    strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure
    a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. Investigations by federal
    regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that
    management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and
    Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004.
    Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!
    Jim Johnson – A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later
    forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. Investigators found that
    Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation
    from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million
    when it fact it was $21 million." Johnson is currently under investigation
    for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie
    Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.
    Raines works for the Obama Campaign as his Chief Economic Advisor.
    Howard is a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama under Franklin Raines.
    Johnson was hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to
    run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee.
    Kinda makes you sick to your stomach.
    Our government seems to be rotten to the core !
    Are we stupid or what? Vote in 2012. It is the most important election of our lives

    January 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Skip

      According to Snopes, your post is false.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Who are checking the Fact Checkers?

        Snopes is a Lefty Outfit! Don't trust them!

        Lefty Brain Washers are in your Elementary Schools teaching your children to,
        as John F Kennedy said,
        Ask your Country to pay for your Food Stamps and Support those that are poor!

        Who Said
        "ASK NOT,
        FOR YOU,
        ASK WHAT YOU ( the poor, the middle class and the rich)

        Trick Question!

        January 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
      • bill thomas

        Here is a link that will show that Snopes lies!!!

        January 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  2. 1FreeWorld

    Will the Pres meet with the Russian Media to explain this?


    I hope I will be able to make the Interview!

    January 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  3. 1FreeWorld

    From the bottom of my Heart,

    I want to applaud Becky Brittain

    For mentioning wHous Hinee's first name!

    Well, his current first name!

    Becky, you go Girl!

    Can we call him Barry also, after his adopted Father in Indoisia?

    Can I say Bowling like a RETARD here?
    Can I say Cash for Clunkers where the poor can no longer Pay for a car?
    Can I say Communist influences here?
    Can I say Reverend KKK Wright here too?

    Let's see where this post goes!

    January 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  4. 1FreeWorld

    Just less than 2 days ago!

    Anderson Cooper found GOD!

    Anderson Cooper was saying Jesus!


    Not a soundbite,,,, see the whole thing here!

    He said Lord!

    He is speaking "Good Lord"

    The crowd is very excited, He says "Good God or Gosh!"

    Anderson is Pimping the Lady!

    The Lady is standing in her underwear in Time Square trying to seduce the MARRIED Phone Guest!

    Yes, the walk of Shame,,,

    January 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      January 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  5. 1FreeWorld


    January 3, 2012 at 8:10 am |