Farce opens Obama second term

Obama's second term is degenerating into farce before it even begins, as the scandal surrounding David Petraeus' affair ensnared another top-ranking official overnight, with the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen coming under investigation for "inappropriate communications" with a woman at the heart of the controversy. Fox News reports that  a senior defense official confirmed the investigation was due to allegations of inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a close friend of the Petraeus family. Kelley was the woman who originally notified the FBI when she received threatening emails from Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell -- that investigation later uncovered the affair.