RT America -- January 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia basically owns Washington, DC – analyst

In the wake of the growing rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran, critics and analysts have blasted the lack of condemnation from western countries’ regarding Riyadh’s recent actions and human rights violations in the region. RT’s Anya Parampil is joined by Deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine James Jatras, as well as policy analyst from the Institute for Gulf Affairs Adam Whitcomb, to get the full view of the situation rocking the region.

Lawmakers react to Obama’s executive order to combat gun violence

In a tearful address, President Obama announced his plans to expand background checks to buy guns through an executive action, after years of gun violence and mass shootings sparking no action from Congress. RT’s Lindsay France reports on how Congress and lawmakers have reacted to the news from Capitol Hill.