Without a declaration of war from Congress or any constitutional authority whatsoever, the Obama administration is reportedly preparing to openly send lethal weapons to so-called “rebels” in Syria seeking to overthrow the regime. The president plans to start sending arms while simultaneously pursuing “political negotiation” in the operation to oust dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to news reports citing “senior administration officials.” The White House is also seeking to assert “more aggressive U.S. leadership” in the battle against Syrian authorities, potentially including overt military intervention.

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) calls for investigation and reporting of all instances of abuse of foreign aid.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States knows next to nothing about who perpetrated a chemical weapons attack in Syria, but his ignorance may be feigned.

Sen. John McCain called for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria, the creation of a "safe zone" for the rebel forces and civilians, and providing offensive weapons to the "right people" in Syria.

After the Boston Marathon bombing, various “experts” began calling for more cooperation between U.S. and Russian intelligence agencies.

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