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Before and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America

President Obama has spent his final months in office giving juvenile speeches full of excuses for why nothing bad since 2009 was his fault, while everything good was his personal handiwork. In truth, everyone paying attention can see the signs of a diminished America. A new Gallup poll finds Americans believing their country slid backwards in 14 out of 19 policy domains, with the worst deterioration in the national debt, crime, income inequality, and race relations. Here is the state of America after eight years of Obama.

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Iran Says U.S. Not Welcome at Syria Peace Talks

The post-Obama power axis in the Middle East continues taking shape. On Tuesday, President Obama’s respected negotiating partners in Tehran declared the U.S. would not be welcome at Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week.

Palestinian young jihad boys take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza Jihadi on Paris Summit: Only Our Guns Will Dictate the Future

An Islamic State-supporting jihadi in Gaza rejected the resolutions of Sunday’s Paris Mideast summit, saying that “the mujahideen aren’t committed to the resolutions made by the Crusaders and the treacherous leaders who turned their back on Islam and represent secular infidelity in Palestine and the Arab world.”