North Korea said Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un and previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason.
The Daily Beast recently ran an opinion piece on Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The column, written by Diarmaid MacCulloch asked, 'Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?'
John Boehner went off on outside conservative groups for pushing against the new budget deal. 'They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals,' he said. 'This is ridiculous.'