Last week, President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan announced that he was leaving at the end of the year. Far less attention has been paid to the string of other high-profile resignations that have rocked the administration since September 22, when Bloomberg reported that John Allen, the retired general Obama hand-picked to lead the U.S. war effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was stepping down.
Hillary Clinton on Monday had some harsh words for President Obama’s record on gun control:
If Congress refuses to act to end this epidemic of gun violence, I’ll take administrative action to do so. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2015
President Obama slammed Hillary Clinton and other critics of his Syria policy on Friday for “offering up half-baked ideas as if they are solutions.” On Thursday, Clinton broke with the White House policy of expressing concern about the situation in Syria by calling for a “no-fly zone” after Russia launched a series of airstrikes in the region and warned the United States to vacate Syrian airspace.
Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Friday at Democratic Party-sponsored event named after prominent slaveholder Thomas Jefferson and genocide advocate Andrew Jackson. The controversial Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner will take place in Charleston West Virginia, a state where President Obama almost lost the 2012 nomination to Keith Judd, a convicted felon and 2012 Free Beacon Man of the Year.