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.
The Pentagon announced a change to its program to train and equip Syrian rebels, but the change will only deepen U.S. involvement in the civil war and increase the concomitant risks.
A former investigator who was fired from Congress' Benghazi probe made headlines across America over the weekend, claiming that the House of Representatives' investigation into the deadly attack was actually aimed at tarnishing the image of Democrat 2016 presidential contender and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rather than getting the truth. Through a spokesperson, the House Select Committee on Benghazi promptly and “vigorously” denied the allegations. Either way, the back and forth between the alleged whistleblower and the investigative committee appears to confirm that the real issues — gun-running to jihadists, White House support for designated terror organizations, unlawful regime-change machinations, and more — are still not being properly investigated.
Is jury nullification a check on official disregard for the rule of law or is it a miscarriage of justice by those who hate law enforcement?