Daily Signal - Obama's Executive Actions on Guns Are All Politics

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Jan. 6, 2016

Good morning from the nation's capital, where President Obama announced executive actions to restrict gun ownership. Heritage Foundation legal expert John Malcolm argues Obama must work with Congress if he wants to change gun laws, while Genevieve Wood says the plan is feel-good politics. Melissa Quinn reports on the Obama administration's wary approach to the armed protest in Oregon. Josh Siegel covers the open hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and Middle East expert Jim Phillips explores the administration's role.

Commentary

Obama's Executive Actions on Guns Are All Politics

President Obama is back to the "look, look, we're doing something" strategy—as opposed to working with Congress on measures that actually would be effective, such as a real analysis of how our country treats those suffering from mental health issues.

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Commentary

Why Obamacare Is on the Road to Repeal

Three years into its implementation, the internal contradictions and weaknesses of Obamacare are multiplying.

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Commentary

Obama's Executive Fiat on Gun Control

Many law-abiding citizens choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their families. They should not be prevented from doing so by ill-conceived and possibly unlawful policies.

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Commentary

Obama's Passive Acceptance of Iranian Provocations Helps Fuel Rising Iranian-Saudi Tensions

Iran's radical regime once again has violated its legal obligation to respect and protect foreign diplomats and embassies, as it did when it launched politically motivated attacks on the U.S. Embassy in 1979 and the British Embassy in 2011.

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News

Why Federal Law Enforcement Is Taking a 'Wait and See' Approach to the Oregon Protesters

Americans remembering the deadly confrontations at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the early 1990s are likely to see a different response from law enforcement officers monitoring protesters at a federal building in Oregon, former federal officials say.

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How the Latest Middle East Crisis Complicates Iran Nuclear Deal, Syrian War

The breakdown in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicates life for the United States, which has staked its hope for peace in the Middle East on these two rival powers playing nice.

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