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Ben Carson’s Own Weapon of Mass Distraction

Ben Carson’s woe-is-me whining about media scrutiny is more than just a sorry spectacle. It shows the extent to which a culture of victimization has infected the conservative movement.

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 READ MORE

GOP Debate Mendacity Shocks Even the Conservatives

For people who so often accuse Hillary Clinton of lying, the Republican presidential candidates seem to feel perfectly free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will. Unsurprisingly, that is just what several of them were caught doing in their free-for-all CNBC debate.

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE

Benghazi Hearing Was a Self-Defeating Travesty

Hillary Clinton must have been mindful of the old adage that you never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. She sat in the witness chair with the patience of Job, hour after endless hour, while the House Select Committee on Benghazi did all it could to make her our next president.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE

Why Justin Trudeau Matters More Than Trey Gowdy

The Liberal Party landslide and triumph of Justin Trudeau in Canada’s election last week was a tonic for progressive economics and a cautionary tale for parties on the center-left lacking the courage of their convictions. Ahead of the U.S.’ 2016 election, it was much more important than the Benghazi hearing led by Republican Rep. Gowdy.

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Benghazi Grilling

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Benghazi Committee

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Top Five Things Congress Should Investigate Instead of Benghazi (Video)

The fruitless carnival-barking that was the GOP Benghazi inquisition did the nation the disservice of taking focus off the things really wrong with U.S. policies and the places where there really was wrongdoing.

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An Idiotic GOP Is Looking at the Wrong Thing in Its Clinton Probe

The real issue is not protection of a diplomat but the bipartisan zeal for creating military mayhem throughout the Middle East.

Posted on Oct 24, 2015 READ MORE

While the Republicans Snarled, Hillary Clinton Smiled

To watch Clinton’s Republican antagonists during Thursday’s public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi was to wonder how they could possibly behave the way they did. Often, the sheer mindlessness was stunning.

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Trey Gowdy’s Lipstick

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The Trap

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Defends Her Legacy as Secretary of State at Benghazi Hearing

Hillary Clinton showed up ready Thursday for hours of questions before the House Select Committee on Benghazi to defend her actions as secretary of state during the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Updated

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 READ MORE

Why Didn’t Joe Biden Run for President?

There are obvious political explanations but only one reason for his decision not to throw his hat in the ring.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE

House Benghazi Committee

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Benghazi Committee

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Sept. 11, Beirut, Benghazi: It’s the Terrorists’ Fault

Bad things happen on every president’s watch—also every secretary of state’s—and the proper place to lay blame is on the perpetrators.

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Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-to-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

Ever since House Speaker John Boehner unveiled yet another committee to investigate Benghazi—the eighth congressional panel to investigate that September 2012 tragedy, along with a State Department Accountability Review Board—suspicions have festered that its purpose was purely partisan and political.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE

What Kevin McCarthy’s Benghazi Gaffe Tells Us About the GOP

Rep. McCarthy, the likely successor to House Speaker John Boehner, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity explicitly on Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton investigation was part of a “strategy to fight and win.” But why?

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 READ MORE

Clinton Emails: Is This Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

Hillary Hysteria is raging everywhere, from the most disreputable websites to the most respected newspapers. But why is the political press so agitated?

Posted on Aug 23, 2015 READ MORE

Which ‘Senior Official’ Smeared Hillary Clinton?

In the aftermath of that famously discredited New York Times story about a “criminal referral” regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails, a few important questions stand out among many that remain unanswered.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE

More Email Trouble for Hillary Clinton

Well, this could muck up the campaign trail for Clinton: On Thursday evening, The New York Times reported that two inspectors general are looking to resuscitate the debate about the Democratic front-runner’s emails from her tenure as secretary of state, and they mean business.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE

Benghazi! Why Trey Gowdy Is Concealing Blumenthal Deposition

The strange saga of the House Select Committee on Benghazi continues as its chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., fends off renewed questions about the committee’s purpose, as well as demands to release the sworn deposition of Sidney Blumenthal, taken behind closed doors June 16.

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Clinton Email Blarney

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Jon Stewart Calls Fox News Out on Its Hypocrisy and Racism Regarding Ferguson

“The lesson Fox News is getting at is very clear,” says the “Daily Show” host: “ ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false, divisive, anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?’ ”

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 READ MORE

Netanyahu Wins

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Hillary Clinton 2016: The Campaign Machine Grinds Into Gear (Updated)

Let’s be clear: All this recent commotion on Capitol Hill over Hillary Clinton’s emails isn’t about upholding some vaunted ideal of transparency in the innermost chambers of the U.S. government.

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton: ‘I Want the Public to See My Email’ (Updated)

Is the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s clandestine approach to email, involving her exclusive use of a personal email account while secretary of state, about transparency or partisan politicking in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign season?

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Fox News Bubble

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Eric Holder to Resign as Attorney General

He’s spent almost six years guiding the Justice Department through some tricky terrain—think Benghazi, Ferguson and DOMA—and Thursday, Eric Holder made it known he is preparing to exit his position as U.S. attorney general. 

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 READ MORE

Hand in Hand With Kissinger: A Review of Hillary Clinton’s Review

If Hillary Clinton’s latest book, “Hard Choices,” was not an obvious enough sign of her presidential aspirations, then her recent Washington Post review of Henry Kissinger’s new book, “World Order,” seems to have sealed the deal.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 READ MORE

Romney Redux

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U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuated Amid Clashes

The U.S. Embassy in Libya was shuttered and its diplomats evacuated under military escort to neighboring Tunisia on Saturday as what Secretary of State John Kerry called “free-wheeling militia violence” intensified.

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Salwa Bugaighis

The life and death of the Libyan lawyer and human rights activist are sober reminders of the brutal opposition that confronts humanity’s advocates.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 READ MORE

What New Details Reveal About Benghazi ‘Scandal’—and Its Promoters

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If the Benghazi tragedy has revealed anything, it is the utterly partisan obsession of those who have tried to stoke the “scandal.”

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 READ MORE

FBI Nabs Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Just in time for election year, the FBI has lassoed a suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four American citizens, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Second Libyan Upheaval, This Time Against Political Islam, Extremist Militias

(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

In Benghazi on Monday morning, fighting resumed between the “Libyan National Army” forces of Col. Khalifa Hafter and fundamentalist extremists.

Posted on May 19, 2014 READ MORE

GOP Holds Hearings but in the Real Benghazi a Retired Colonel Is Bombarding Extremists

BBC World Service (CC BY-NC 2.0)

As congressional Republicans prepare to have yet another round of investigations into the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, it is hard to see any concrete steps they have taken to forestall such calamities going forward.

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Benghazi Bucks

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Christopher Stevens

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Learn to Speak Benghazi

Posted on May 15, 2014 READ MORE

Top 5 Signs That It Is Karl Rove Who Is Brain Dead, Not Hillary Clinton

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Karl Rove was reported to have raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s mental well-being because of her fall in late 2012.

Posted on May 14, 2014 READ MORE

Showtime on Benghazi

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Before asking a question at the coming show trial, each self-righteous congressional inquisitor should be required to correctly locate Benghazi on an unlabeled map.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE

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