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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Morning Bits

President Obama miffed? “Obama is now reaping the rewards of the intelligence architecture put in place by his predecessor and which Obama himself opposed. This appears to be a sore point within the administration. Obama seems to want all the credit for himself, even if it is undeserved.”

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) can’t be bothered to learn foreign policy? “Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana and a possible presidential candidate in 2012, still hasn’t fleshed out his ideas on foreign policy in general or the war in Afghanistan in particular.” Read the whole thing. Does this seem like a man running for president?

The media gets irked when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) asks her supporters to pray for her. What am I missing here? Ah, they really don’t like all that God talk do, they?

Republican lawmakers are getting pretty annoyed that the White House is not offering any specifics on debt reduction. “Two top Congressional Republicans say the fiscal talks beginning Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden won’t be productive unless the White House releases a detailed plan for cutting the deficit. Senate Majority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent a letter to Biden on Tuesday warning that the administration needs to propose fiscal reforms if it wants Congress to approve an increase to the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.”

Of all the things to be irritated about: “The leader of Apache warrior Geronimo’s tribe is asking President Barack Obama for a formal apology for the government’s use of the revered figure’s moniker as a code name for Osama bin Laden.” Good grief.

I, for one, am not the least bit perturbed that the Osama bin Laden death photos won’t be released. But, boy, does this administration have a hard time coming to consensus: “The debate over whether to release photos of Bin Laden had consumed the White House over the last two days.”

Conservatives can’t really be vexed since he did extend the invitation. I largely agree with Jonathan Capehart on this: “President Obama was gracious and right to invite former president George W. Bush to be at his side when he visits Ground Zero in Manhattan today. And the former president was gracious and right in declining the invitation.

By  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/05/2011

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