In our October 28 report, we quoted testimony from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter before the Senate Armed Services Committee on October 27, that the United States will begin “direct action on the ground” against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria.
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on October 27, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that the United States will begin “direct action on the ground” against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria.
In his October 27 speech at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago, President Obama called for “common-sense gun safety reforms,” which, in the complete context of the speech, obviously means more federal and state gun-control laws.
European nations are frantically trying to accommodate the thousands of immigrants fleeing to Europe from the ongoing civil war in Syria. This massive influx, which has been described as an “invasion,” has prompted many Europeans to arm themselves, fearful that the migrants will cause a rise in violent crime.
More than half of the states and several professional associations filed lawsuits against the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on October 23, charging that the EPA has exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress in setting carbon dioxide limits for power plants.
The American Enterprise Institute’s Institute for Family Studies issued a report on October 19 indicating that higher levels of married-parent families “are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher median family income at the state level in the United States.”
University of Mississippi student senators voted on October 20 in favor of a resolution asking the university to remove from campus the Mississippi state flag, which includes the Confederate battle flag as part of its design.
In an open letter to congressional colleagues published by the Washington, D.C.-based Roll Call on October 19, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Representative Dave Brat (R-Va.) warned against “immigration reform” that does nothing to curb what they regard as excessively high immigration levels.
Accomplished nature photographer Josh Anon has criticized an article published in Britain’s Daily Mail that used his photographs of four polar bears dining on their prey to illustrate an article attempting to prove that polar bears are losing their ice habitat due to global warming.
Capitalizing on the October 1 shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, that resulted in the deaths of 10 people, President Obama has tasked his aides with exploring how he can circumvent Congress by using his executive authority to impose new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from so-called high-volume gun dealers.