Outrage is still growing after a bipartisan coalition of U.S. lawmakers last month demanded an independent investigation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), a UN outfit, over its controversial activities in the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas, the officially designated terrorist group that rules Gaza.
President Obama wants Congress to have a "buy in" to the plan for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant he will present to the nation in a prime-time address Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on September 8 that the committee’s long-awaited report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that some critics have described as “torture” will not be released this week.
The killers of Steven Sotloff were tipped off about the journalist's location by "so-called moderate" rebels in Syria for a cash reward, a spokesman for the family of the slain American journalist said Monday.
That’s done it. The beheading of a second American journalist has convinced a majority of Americans that the jihadist terrorists known as the Islamic State pose a significant threat to the United States. And they want this country to do something about it.