Noteworthy Etf Inflows: Xlv, Mrk, Gild, Celg – Nasdaq.com

(Symbol: CELG) is up by about 0.7%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of XLV, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, XLV’s low point in its 52 week range is $48.82 per share, with $62.40 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $61.95. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/noteworthy-etf-inflows-xlv-mrk-gild-celg-cm373499

Specifically, the fund managers determine quality through earnings stability, low debt/capital ratio and earnings accruals, or stocks that exhibit high operating cash flow relative to net income. [ Stock ETFs to Weather Market Volatility ] The active ETF shows a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.8 and a price-to-book of 2.0. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has a 17.4 P/E and a 2.4 P/B. Putting quality and value together is also a prudent approach because it may help the fund reduce its exposure to value traps, which are stocks that look cheap but may become cheaper, Bryan added. It may also help the fund avoid overpaying for quality. [ More Financial Advisors Using ETFs for Core Holdings ] Due to the ETFs selection methodology, it also includes a small 9% allocation toward small-caps, along with mega-caps 27.0%, large-caps 40.5% and mid-caps 23.4%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/active-large-cap-etf-targets-133022858.html

Amazon Posts Wider-than-Expected Loss: 3 ETFs to Watch – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

Market Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH ) This fund provides exposure to the 26 largest retail firms by tracking the Market Vectors U.S. Listed Retail 25 Index. Of these, AMZN takes the second spot at 9.48%. The ETF has a certain tilt toward specialty retail, which accounts for 29% share while hypermarkets (16%), department stores (12%) and drug stores (12%) round off to the next three spots. The product has amassed $58.6 million in its asset base and charges 35 bps in annual fees.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/amazon-posts-wider-than-expected-loss-3-etfs-to-watch-etf-news-and-commentary-cm373562

IVW, VZ, TMO, MO: Large Inflows Detected at ETF – NASDAQ.com

Among the largest underlying components of SP500 buy etf IVW, in trading today Verizon Communications Inc (Symbol: VZ) is up about 0.7%, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (Symbol: TMO) is down about 0.2%, and Altria Group Inc (Symbol: MO) is lower by about 0.6%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IVW, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IVW’s low point in its 52 week range is $86.09 per share, with $107.08 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $106.54. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ivw-vz-tmo-mo-large-inflows-detected-at-etf-cm373504

Obama Declares Washington’s 250,000-acre Wildfire An Emergency – Yahoo News

Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six Democratic Party events this week in Washington state and California, meeting with donors and trying to drum up support for Democrats in the midterm elections. The president returns to Washington as Congress attempts to break a logjam over how to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America at the southwest border. He also is facing crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. more from business get related content delivered to your inbox You are now subscribed.
Source: http://www.startribune.com/business/268396552.html

RAIN RUNS OFF ALMOST INSTANTLY FROM BURNED SOILS…CAUSING CREEKS AND DRAINAGES TO FLOOD AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL. SOILS (source) IN A BURN SCAR CAN ALSO BECOME UNSTABLE WHEN IT RAINS…SOMETIMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS FLOWS AND FALLING ROCK. RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS…INCLUDING TREES AND ROCKS…CAN DAMAGE OR DESTROY CULVERTS… BRIDGES…ROADS…AND BUILDINGS.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-declares-washingtons-250-000-acre-wildfire-emergency-191707839.html

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection – CSMonitor.com

Take the quiz! The president had long resisted pressure to pursue an executive anti-discrimination order covering federal contractors in the hope that Congress would take more sweeping action. The Senate passed legislation last year with some Republican support, but it has not been considered by the Republican-controlled House. Now, said Obama, “It’s time to address this injustice for every American.” Photos of the Day Photos of the day 07/22 Mia Macy watched Obama’s announcement in tears as an invited guest in the East Room. The military veteran and former Phoenix police detective applied to be a ballistics expert with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as a male but was rejected after she changed her name and began identifying as a woman. She filed a successful complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and settled a discrimination lawsuit against the government last year.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0722/Obama-grants-gay-and-transgender-employees-US-bias-protection

Obama will support anti-inversion legislation: Senior White House officials

R&B star Janelle Monae performed. Part of Obama’s message is encouraging Democrats to show up on Election Day, a task historically difficult in midterm years. “People don’t even know there’s an election,” he said Wednesday. Democrats, he said, we surprised in 2010 when their party lost control of the House of Representatives. “What happened to Nancy Pelosi?” he said people asked him. “What happened is y’all didn’t vote.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/obama-washington-could-do-with-less-scandal/

Obama: Washington could do with less ‘Scandal’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

The transactions are setting a record pace since the first inversion was done 32 years ago. Read More These deals may suffer in U.S. ‘inversion’ crackdown Several Democrats have offered bills to curb inversions, which let companies cut their taxes primarily by putting foreign earnings out of the reach of the Internal Revenue Service. Obama will throw his weight behind the Democratic bills, calling for a rule change that would deem any company with half of its business in the United States to be U.S.-domiciled. The proposed changes, already put forward in Obama’s annual budget, would be retroactive to May of this year and implemented independently of moves to achieve broader tax reform. “We have seen increased activity from companies in the inversion space and as a result the president’s view …
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101860765

Stocks Give Back Ground But Continue To See Modest Strength – U.s. Commentary – Nasdaq.com

Stocks Close Mostly Higher On Various Positive Catalysts – U.S. Commentary

The bank also agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into the mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the financial crisis in 2008. Citi’s stock rose $1.50, or 3.2 percent, to $48.50. BANKING ON BANKS: Several other big investment banks also rose. Morgan Stanley added 0.49, or 1.6 percent, to $31.90, while Goldman Sachs rose $2.08, or 1.3 percent, to $166.88.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/stocks-move-higher-earnings-acquisition-news-172432507–finance.html

Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Jul. 16, 2014

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After the close of trading on Tuesday, Intel reported better than expected second quarter earnings and revenues and provided upbeat guidance. However, traders largely seem reluctant to make any significant moves, as earnings season is only just beginning to pick up steam. A number of big-name companies are due to release their quarterly results in the coming days, including Morgan Stanley (MS), UnitedHealth (UNH), Google ( GOOG ), IBM ( IBM ), and General Electric ( GE ). Traders are also keeping an eye on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s second day of testimony on Capitol Hill. Sector News While most of the major sectors are showing only modest moves in mid-day trading, gold stocks continue to turn in a strong performance.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-give-back-ground-but-continue-to-see-modest-strength–us-commentary-20140716-00766

Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition http://www.todayhotstocks.com news – Yahoo News

Computer hardware, energy, and semiconductor stocks also moved to the upside on the day, while some weakness was visible among biotech and banking stocks. Other Markets In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed performance during trading on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index edged down by 0.1 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose by 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, the major European markets all showed strong moves to the upside on the day.
Source: http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2350665

Stocks are higher on a busy day that has seen huge merger news and the second day of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaking on Capitol Hill. The Dow up 62 points, the S&P 500 is up 7 points, and the Nasdaq is up 17 points. The biggest news of the day is Rupert Murdoch’s offer to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, which Time Warner rejected. Excluding food and energy, prices rose 0.2%. Homebuilder confidence in July rose to 53 from 49 , according to data from the NAHB, better than the 50 that was forecast by economists and the first reading above 50 since January. Industrial production data showed that in June, production slowed to 0.2% , below expectations for a gain of 0.3% and down from May’s revised reading of a 0.5% increase. CNBC is also hosting its Delivering Alpha conference today, featuring a number of noted hedge fund managers, including Leon Cooperman, who gave his 12 favorite stock picks , which included KKR, Citigroup, and Thermo Fisher.
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/market-update-july-16-2014-7

Market Update July 16 – Business Insider

Market overview: European markets bounced about 1% higher, encouraged by China’s growth figures, and U.S. stock futures were trading about 0.3% firmer. U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/16/investing/premarkets/index.html?section=money_topstories

Obama Inches Into Competitive Colorado Senate Race : Npr

Mark Udall’s re-election campaign. The president is scheduled to arrive in Denver Tuesday evening and give a speech on Wednesday. Obama later has a closed-door fundraiser for Udall, who is seeking a second term in the Senate. Udall’s race against Republican congressman Cory Gardner is one of the most competitive Senate races in the country. Gardner has hammered Udall’s support for Obama’s health care law.
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Obama Coming To Colorado For Udall Fundraiser : NPR

“I don’t think one visit by the president is going to change anything in terms of the dynamics of the campaign.” While Obama’s approval rating has slipped into the low-40s, he remains a prolific fundraiser for Democrats. And with the Colorado Senate race expected to be one of the most expensive in the country, Udall wants to maintain a financial edge over his challenger. Gardner, who only announced his Senate bid in late February, had raised $3.7 million as of June 24, well short of Udall’s $12 million haul. Even with a fundraising boost, Udall’s appearance with Obama creates some awkwardness. Udall has tried to define himself as an independent-minded politician, touting his criticism of the Obama administration’s surveillance programs.
Source: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=329854540&ft=1&f=

Obama Taps Donor to Be Ambassador to Costa Rica – ABC News

. Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America. Obama said the funds — a far higher sum than he signaled he would request late last month — would help ease an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has seen tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras illegally cross the southern US border this year after a perilous overland journey across Mexico. To stem the flow, the administration is looking to beef up border direct loan forgiveness security with aerial surveillance, improve housing for the undocumented arrivals and speed up their deportations. The appropriation would go to several US government agencies, funding an increase in the number of immigration judges, asylum officers and border agents; an expansion in court capacity; and the addition of detention facilities, the officials said. Obama, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urged Congress to “act expeditiously” on his request.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-seeks-3-7-bn-stem-illegal-border-223337378.html

Obama opens Denver trip with pizza, conversation with residents – The Denver Post

Haney is a client services executive at Pzena Investment Bank. The White House says he’s worked in Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and studied at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Campaign finance records show Fitzgerald raised large sums for Obama’s presidential campaigns and also contributed to Obama’s transition team and inauguration. Obama selected him in 2013 to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Obama is nominating career diplomats to be ambassadors to Macedonia, Montenegro, Senegal, Azerbaijan and Fiji.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-taps-donor-ambassador-costa-rica-24476429

That race looks to be one of the tightest in the country, and Obama needs Udall to win so Democrats have a fighting chance of keeping control of the Senate. To that end, the Denver trip also includes a fundraiser which Obama will headline to raise money for candidates such as the Colorado Democrat. However, none of the major Democratic candidates in Colorado who are up for re-election this year are expected to join Obama at Cheesman Park. Instead, the event which is closed to the public but open to the press will include attendees “invited by the governor’s office and other community organizations and elected officials,” Earnest said. Several hundred Colorado residents are expected to attend. Obama arrived to overcast skies about 6:10 p.m.
Source: http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_26112116/obama-meet-colorado-residents-ahead-economic-speech-cheesman?source=rss

Etf Preview; Broad Market Etfs Gain Pre-market: Commodities Funds Weak – Nasdaq.com

Commodities Crude was down 0.62%; United States Oil Fund (USO) was down 0.4%. Natural gas was up 0.44% and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was flat after closing down almost 2%. Gold was down 0.8% and silver fell 1.28%. Among stocks, American Apparel (APP) shares jumped in Thursday’s pre-market session after a late-Wednesday report from Reuters citing two sources close to the matter said the apparel retailer’s ousted CEO, Dov Charney, has handed over his entire stake and voting rights in the company to Standard General LP, enabling the fund to negotiate directly with the independent directors over the company’s future. In corporate news, InterMune (ITMN) is higher in pre-market trading after the biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercialization of therapies in pulmonology and orphan fibrotic diseases confirmed in a regulatory filing Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the resubmitted Class 2 New Drug Application for pirfenidone, which the company resubmitted to the FDA on May 23, 2014.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-broad-market-etfs-gain-pre-market-commodities-funds-weak-cm367376

Leveraged ETF Launch: Non Energy MLP ETN Hits Market – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” has made an estimated $149 million in the U.S. and $134 million in China, the world’s respective first- and second-biggest movie markets, according to figures from box office tracking website Box Office Mojo. Director Michael Bay’s film, which was released June 27 in both markets, heavily courted the Chinese audience by employing Chinese stars, basing part of the action in cities in China and showing Chinese products such as liquor and milk. A reality TV show to choose four people to play roles in the film helped to drum up publicity. More than half of China’s more than 20,000 screens showed the movie. Hou Tao, vice president of leading entertainment consultancy EntGroup, said Sunday that on average 55 percent of screens were set aside for the movie at the start, which had dropped to 46-48 percent in the last few days.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/06/transformers-earns-almost-as-much-in-china-as-in-us-after-record-number/

‘Transformers’ earns almost as much in China as in US after record number of screenings | Fox Business

ExOne and Stratasys combine for about 2% of ROBOs weight. The three aforementioned stocks are up an average of 31.3% since the start of June, explaining why ROBO is up nearly 7% over that time. Faro Technologies ( FARO ), Dassault Systems ( DASTY ) and Arcam ( AMAVF ), all 3D printers, combine for another 3% of ROBOs weight. [Almost a 3D Printing ETF] The bottom line is ROBO is something of a unique concept among ETFs. Perhaps it can even be called odd depending upon the person doing the describing.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/once-again-3d-printers-ignite-130038588.html

Once Again, 3D Printers Ignite Robotics ETF – Yahoo Finance

In a nutshell, an outsized yield, a moderate expense ratio and high price appreciation due to the leveraged approach need to be promoted to develop a big following for LMLP in what is company website a somewhat crowded space already (read: 3 MLP ETFs Riding Out Market Volatility ). Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days . Click to get this free report >> Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research?
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/leveraged-etf-launch-non-energy-mlp-etn-hits-market-etf-news-and-commentary-cm367719

This Week In Bitcoin: Investments, E-Commerce Newspapers, & Increased Security – Yahoo Finance

Most bitcoin wallet services today use two factor authentication which means an attacker must not only get the wallet username and password, but also get the user’s smartphone to steal their coins. The vault’s features could make it so the attacker also has to compromise the owner’s email, the owner’s co-signers accounts, and ensure the owner doesn’t notice the fraudulent withdrawal request for two days. Definitely a lot more secure than my bank accounts and credit cards. BitPay Advances Web Security with BitAuth Since bitcoin is the first digital cash system it is showing how inadequate modern security procedures are. Multi Signature wallets and hardware wallets are solutions coming to provide unprecedented levels of financial security to consumers using bitcoin.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/week-bitcoin-investments-e-commerce-132120928.html

ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher as Private-Sector Jobs Ramp Up in June – NASDAQ.com

Kroger is targeting Vitacost to increase its online presence. In corporate news, Zogenix (ZGNX) was up 15% after it said it expects to file a supplemental new-drug application by October for a next-generation formulation of its Zohydro ER Extended-Release Capsules pain-management treatment designed to make it more difficult to abuse by injection or nasal administration. The update follows a recent meeting with the Food and Drug Administration. Zohydro ER is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The company also said it recently selected the final tablet formulation for clinical development in its collaboration with Altus Formulation.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-higher-as-private-sector-jobs-ramp-up-in-june-cm366988

Stocks Up, Up, Up At Mid-year Point – Jun. 30, 2014

Asia stocks mixed after China PMI, RBA; Nikkei ends up 1.1% – NASDAQ.com

Related: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer loves Alibaba While Yahoo’s core business remains “challenged,” analyst Gene Munster said his bullish call is based on the belief that the company’s stake in Alibaba is “undervalued.” Last week, the Chinese e-commerce giant revealed plans to list its highly anticipated initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange . Yahoo is Alibaba West American Apparel ( APP ) dropped 6% after the company announced plans to adopt a shareholder rights plan in an effort to prevented ousted chairman (and founder) Dov Charney from seizing control. The sell-off follows a surge of nearly 30% on Friday. Related: Founders in hot water at American Apparel, Lululemon It was truly a great leap for MannKind ( MNKD ).
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/30/investing/stocks-markets/index.html

Stocks drift at start of holiday-shortened week : Business

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Wall Street was set for a tepid session. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Enlarge Photo NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are little changed in midday trading as the market heads for a modest gain for June. The http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ Dow Jones industrial average lost 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,836 as of noon Eastern Time Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was flat at 1,961.
Source: http://www.stltoday.com/business/national-and-international/stocks-drift-at-start-of-holiday-shortened-week/article_24cc0528-ac00-5ce6-82e5-a634a1a4e420.html

Dow vs SP500 YTD

The DJ Euro Stoxx 50 futures pointed to a gain of 0.1%, France’s CAC 40 indicated a rise of 0.25%, Germany’s DAX pointed to a gain of 0.2%, while London’s FTSE 100 indicated an increase of 0.2%. Across the Atlantic, U.S. equity markets also pointed to a firm open. The Dow futures pointed to a gain of 0.1%, the S&P 500 added 0.15%, while the Nasdaq 100 indicated a rise of 0.2%.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/asia-stocks-mixed-after-china-pmi-rba-nikkei-ends-up-11-cm366573

Seven Oversold Stocks With a High Probability of Gains in the Next Week – TradingMarkets.com

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Quantified back-tested results show significant gains are often seen after ConnorsRSI becomes oversold. The results are summarized in the table below. The list shown above was found using The TradingMarkets Screener . Each of the seven stocks should be considered a potential buy on additional weakness.
Source: http://www.tradingmarkets.com/recent/seven-oversold-stocks-with-a-high-probability-of-gains-in-the-next-week-1591710.html

Obama Expands Government Benefits For Gay Couples – Yahoo News

It’s nice to know that your relationship is recognized.” Meanwhile, the Labor Department said it would start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, ensuring that gay and lesbian workers can take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a memo to Obama, said the Justice Department has completed its government-wide push to carry out the high court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, enabling the federal government to start granting benefits to married same-sex couples. Holder said the impact of that court decision “cannot be overstated.” At the same time, Holder urged Congress to adopt legislation that Democratic lawmakers have proposed that let the VA and Social Security extend benefits to married couples living in non-gay marriage states. Obama was lending his support to those efforts in Congress, the White House said. “The fact that they’re endorsing our legislation will give it a boost,” said Rep.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-expands-government-benefits-gay-couples-210710970–finance.html

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Obama tries to change the subject… again – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

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Obama: Iraqi militants could destabilize region

Several special operations teams will initially deploy in and around Baghdad and in northern Iraq to assess the threat from militants while the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies step up drone surveillance and aerial reconnaissance operations, officials said. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well,” Obama said in the White House briefing room after meeting with his top national security advisors. Caption Iraq conflict Karim Kadim / Associated Press Volunteers of the newly formed Peace Brigades parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad. Volunteers of the newly formed Peace Brigades parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-obama-iraq-20140620-story.html

Obama’s test: Try to avoid ‘mission creep’ in Iraq – The Washington Post

Its unpredictable and it takes twist and turns that you dont foresee. Iraq, with its sectarian divides, violent past and unstable politics, may be particularly susceptible to that kind of unpredictability. Obama appeared to leave himself plenty of room to quickly pull out of Iraq, outlining no timeline for how long the military advisers will stay and no vision for what would constitute a mission accomplished. Yet its that loosely defined mission that leaves some of Obamas supporters worried about the potential for another open-ended commitment to Iraq. Trying to ease their fears, Obama said he was making decisions with the dark scars on his mind of the eight-year war that killed nearly 4,500 American troops. Whats clear from the last decade is the need for the United States to ask hard questions before we take action abroad, particularly military action, the president said.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-test-try-to-avoid-mission-creep-in-iraq/2014/06/22/1ccc6514-fa04-11e3-b836-a372189b76a6_story.html

Obama under siege  – NY Daily News

And look how thats turned out. The mad dogs of ISIS that came across the border from Syria to form Al Qaedastan are firmly in charge of a vast region of Iraq. They are distributing highly polished English-language videos calling on Muslims to join jihad in Syria and in Iraq, which was liberated from tyrant Saddam Hussein at the cost of 4,500 American lives. The President has essentially accepted the ISIS conquest as a fait accompli for now. He is sending a 300-member advisory force to aid Iraqi forces and gather intelligence while leaving the door open to more robust options, such as air strikes. Obamas main thrust is that the Iraqis must take back their own country and should start by replacing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with a leader who can unite the countrys divided Shiite and Sunni Muslims, along with its Kurds.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/obama-siege-article-1.1838232?comment=true

Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution – Los Angeles Times

Atwater is backed by the old Bush forces, the old McCain folks are against her opponent, Molly Spearman, and Common Core obviously a big issue in a Republican primary. Sallys husband, Lee, was a key architect of the George H.W. Bush presidential win in 1992 and later served as Republican National Committee chairman. Obama is a disaster and should resign. He is a good family man, but a bad manager/leader. Fundraising is fine, but not why he was elected, but he spends way too Much time there.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/22/the-inside-politics-forecast-obama-tries-to-change-the-subject-again/