Daily Briefing March 8
March 8th, 2012
07:40 AM ET

Daily Briefing March 8

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Syrian crackdown ongoing despite high-level defection (CNN Wire)

Iran urged to enter 'serious' nuclear dialogue (BBC News)

Man barred from entering City Hall wins race for mayor (Reuters)

60% of Greek Bond Holders Committed to Debt Swap (Bloomberg)

Optimism on Greece and job market (CNN Money)

House considering ban on late-term abortions in NH (AP)

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Lefty

    You left one item from the daily briefing: Lie to public and demonize all those who disagree with your agenda.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  2. mark

    I told you people about this guy . . .

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    It occurs to me that you one of your major malfunctions in life is that you were not raised as an American. You were raised as Anti-American. It all goes back to your childhood; much has been written about it, and it is not necessary for me to recant how you relish being a street kid in indonesia learning the koran. Or how you spent years listening to Reverend Wright spew his hate fueled sermons. Frankly sir, I really don’t care about you, or your small, and insignificant life. I really only care about the American lives you are destroying in pursuit of the green or red liberal unicorn. Instead I’d like to discuss with you a problem you have with lying, cheating, and stealing. When I was a boy I had similar problems, I always say my mother hit me because she was drunk, my father hit me because I deserved it. One of the methods that was deployed to give me something called character was not just the sift whack to the backside, but the bedtime story.

    How to Behave and Why by Muro Leaf was the story among others that were read to me in order to instill some sense of a moral compass. The book is broken into five parts that discuss the following words: HONEST, FAIR, STRONG, WISE and finally a discussion of why all of this is so important to leading a good life. That is, if all of us aspire to those standards peace and comity would the norm, and strife and struggle would be the exception, and further we all would create excess capacity to help those souls who legitimately require our compassion. Being that you lie with such mellifluous ease one example from the book I think you can benefit from immediately is the discussion on lying; “Only a dope would tell a lie. One of the quickest ways to lose your friends(voters?) and to make people dislike you is to lie.”

    Maybe if you started to tell the truth your poll numbers would start going up?

    In closing you might consider buying a copy and reading it to your children, maybe some of it will rub off on you. Considering the lies you told during your speech in a Wisconsin battery factory you could certainly use a refresher course on the truth. You know what Mr. Obama, it is one thing to lie to your “believers” it is quite another to play your tune to families that are relying on the truth to feed, and protect their families.

    That is wrong, and I will not stand for it, nor will my fellow citizens on

    March 8, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  3. judy

    the wacko's are out in force today. Obama 2012

    March 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm |