KTTH Morning Update – June 23, 2014

By KTTH | June 23, 2014
John Kerry, Nouri al-Maliki

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday (AP).

Kerry in Baghdad: Secretary of State John Kerry met in Baghdad with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki about the crisis in that country, as Sunni Jihadists from the ISIL terror group continue to fight to create a caliphate and dissolve the border with Syria. In recent days, many critics of al-Maliki have called for him to step down for not being stronger in combatting ISIL.

Bowe Bergdahl Out of Hospital: After just a week in a San Antonio hospital, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who Barack Obama traded for five top Taliban leaders, was released Monday. He will continue outpatient medical care at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Democrat Calls For Immigrant Stop: The Democratic mayor of Springfield, Mass., is begging the federal government to stop sending immigrants to his city, saying that the immigrants are a strain on resources, and that the federal government is not providing enough aid to make up the difference.

New Global Warming Falsification Scandal: The blog Real Science is reporting that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been manipulating climate change data, and that the U.S. has actually been cooling since the 1930s. Recently, NOAA has adjusted its climate record by using data fabricated by computer models.

Random Seattle Homicide: Police found a man dead in his car early Monday morning near the 5000 block of First Avenue South. The man may have died after a shootout near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Jackson Street; when police arrived at that scene, they found multiple shell casings, but no victims. Police have no suspects.

Left Gearing Up for War: A forthcoming report in the left’s The Nation magazine previews a “symposium” of progressive leaders who believe that the time is ripe for them to gather and snatch political power from conservatives.

O’Toole Confirmation Today: Though the City Council still has to vote on the matter, candidate – the only candidate – Kathleen O’Toole will likely become the new Seattle police chief today. The Council has talked favorably about O’Toole, and a council committee voted in favor of her more than a week ago.

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