The leader of a Christian militia posted a threat against President Barack Obama on his Facebook page. Everest Wilhelmen, the leader of the Christian American Patriots Militia, wrote on the social media site, "We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him. His willful violations and alienation of our Constitution, constant disregard for our peaceful protests and corruption of all the three branches of government, (i.e., rogue and illegitimate government), reveal the dictator that he is. Obama and his co-conspirators disrespect our Constitution (constitutional rule of law) and abuse the American people." The Christian American Patriots Militia's Facebook page claims more than 1,400 members and cites Bible verses to justify armed rebellion against the U.S. government. read more
Mark Urban, BBC Newsnight: Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery. Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, "the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan and bring what they need to bring." Gary Samore, until March 2013 President Barack Obama's counter-proliferation adviser, has told Newsnight: "I do think that the Saudis believe that they have some understanding with Pakistan that, in extremis, they would have claim to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan." read more
Rafael Cruz, an evangelical minister and the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has called his son a "political savior" who can free the country from the "outright Marxist" President Barack Obama. Rafael Cruz said during his son's presidential campaign that Obama "seeks to destroy all concept of God," and he urged a crowd to send the president "back to Kenya." The elder Cruz is a pastor of the Purifying Fire ministry who often speaks to Tea Party and Republican groups on his son's behalf.
Conservative activists compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Jesus Christ during an event Friday, earning a chorus of amens from the audience of Iowa Republicans. read more
On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill that would've imposed the strictest laws on gun ownership in the country. "I don't believe that this bill's blanket ban on semi-automatic rifles would reduce criminal activity or enhance public safety enough to warrant this infringement on gun owners' rights," Brown wrote in the message accompanying his veto. read more