A background check, no matter how rigorous, would never have picked up Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear and kept him from purchasing and using a firearm.

Paul Ryan reneged on his promise to fix the broken system of bill consideration in the House of Representatives.

Agendas were in full public display following the massacre of innocents at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Nothing was mentioned about the massacre of countless unborn innocents there every week.

About 2,000 protesters descended on The Magnificent Mile — a major shopping area in Chicago — on Black Friday to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The protest, which was largely peaceful, disrupted businesses on the biggest shopping day of the year. The most common slogans chanted by the protesters were, "13 months, 16 shots" and "Stop the cover up, 16 shots." There were demands for police reform and the "demilitarization" of the Chicago Police Department.

Exactly 400 days after Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him, Chicago police released a video of the shooting. On the same day, Tuesday, Cook County prosecutor Anita Alvarez also charged the police officer with first degree murder.

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