Political flood damage: At the southern border, there’s the real issue. Then there’s the politics. The President asked Congress yesterday for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of immigrants illegally pouring into Texas. As he heads to the state today, where he’ll meet with Republican Gov. Rick Perry, conservatives are painting a target on Obama’s back over the crisis. Firebrand Sarah Palin even called for his impeachment yesterday, blaming him for the porous border
2. MIDEAST TENSIONS
No more war, please: With military wrath rising between Israel and Gaza is the “average” Gazan driven to attack Israel? No, some tell CNN. Palestinians with no political affiliation say they are sick of conflict. But this doesn’t mean that the feel optimistic that tensions with Israel could ease.Many expect death to keep coming to them from the skies, as militants in their neighborhoods fire rockets at Israel.
3. L.A. CLIPPERS
Tears and Laughter: Billionaire Donald Sterling had his day in court yesterday, and he made a show of it: Crying over how wonderful his wife is. Kissing her. Getting combative. Making the court roar with laughter. He’s trying to hold on to the L.A. Clippers while his wife is trying to sell them for $2 billion – to rid herself of embarrassment after recordings surfaced of her husband making racist remarks. The court will decide. Sterling might be back in court today.
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Five Things To Know For Your New Day – Wednesday, July 9, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com