Some of the 13 people arrested this week in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were involved in two radical militia groups that share a hatred of government and law enforcement.
Violence directed at U.S. forces in Iraq and the threat of reprisals over the killing of an Iranian general are hampering American-led operations against Islamic State, potentially giving the beleaguered group time to revive.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had relatives killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, responded Sunday to the latest incident of anti-Semitic terror by wearing a kippah and lifting a blowtorch to light a public menorah on the final night of Hanukkah.
The U.S. military raid resulting in the death of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also yielded an array of valuable intelligence concerning the militant group and its top leaders, defense officials said, providing details that likely will lead to future operations.
US authorities are monitoring the reaction to al-Baghdadi's death very closely at home. Concern about ISIS was already heightened. Authorities recognize the real concern of ISIS sleepers or sympathizers responding in real time to the killing of their leader.