The anniversary of the U.S. war against the Islamic State passed with little notice. It was August 7 of last year that President Obama authorized the first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, a campaign he expanded a month later to include targets in Syria. So far this month, the president has delivered remarks on the Voting Rights Act, his deal with Iran, the budget, clean energy, and Hurricane Katrina. ISIS? Not a peep.
The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is promoting a study that claims 43 percent of college women who date are victims of “dating abuse,” a category defined to include behaviors as different as sexual assault and excessive texting.
Frederic Hof, a former senior adviser on Syria for the Obama administration, assailed the president in a recent op-ed for failing to address the civil war in that country and for indirectly fueling recruitment for the Islamic State terrorist group.
Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Obama administration has intervened in a landmark legal case brought by the American victims of Palestinian terrorists, urging the court to limit restitution for the victims out of fear that a sizable payout could collapse the Palestinian government, according to a copy of the court filing.