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Romney Redux

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 READ MORE

Benghaaaaazi

Posted on May 19, 2014 READ MORE

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


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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


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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.

Posted on May 19, 2014 READ MORE

Benghazi Bucks

Posted on May 18, 2014 READ MORE

Christopher Stevens

Posted on May 17, 2014 READ MORE

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

Did the GOP Obsession With Monica Lewinsky Contribute to 9/11? Is the Benghazi Hysteria Deja Vu?


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The re-emergence in the news of Monica Lewinsky is also a reminder of one of the lowest deeds in modern politics, the impeachment of Bill Clinton by House Republicans in December 1998.

Posted on May 12, 2014 READ MORE

What Benghazi’s All About

Posted on May 11, 2014 READ MORE

Top 10 Reasons GOP Benghazi Witch Hunt Is Just a Campaign Fundraising Ploy


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Since Obamacare is increasingly a wildly popular success, the GOP is flailing around looking for an issue, any issue to help fundraising for the fall congressional campaigns.

Posted on May 10, 2014 READ MORE

Foreign Policy Calamity

Posted on May 9, 2014 READ MORE

Benghazi

Posted on May 6, 2014 READ MORE

Benghazi Blow-up

Posted on May 3, 2014 READ MORE

Redefining Benghazi

Posted on May 2, 2014 READ MORE

Republicans Slam Obama Over Benghazi Attack Account


Republican lawmakers compared Barack Obama’s White House to the secretive Nixon administration Thursday, denouncing its response to the 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Posted on May 1, 2014 READ MORE

Fox News Map

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 READ MORE

GOP Armed Services Chair: Dropping Benghazi, Military Did All It Could (Is the Witch Hunt Over?)


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If the GOP is so concerned about Benghazi and Libya as a security threat to the U.S., why isn’t it voting more aid for Libya and more help to establish a new Libyan army loyal to the elected government?

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 READ MORE

Cry-Me-a-River

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE

Bill O’Reilly Faces Off With President Obama in Super Bowl Sideshow, Pundits Pile On


Sunday’s pregame face-off between Bill O’Reilly and President Obama sparked some different takes on the same interview in recaps by Fox News, The New York Times and other outlets, but overall O’Reilly was declared the winner.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 READ MORE

Benghazi Report

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 READ MORE

Report Says Administration Wasn’t Lying About Benghazi


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The bipartisan report on Benghazi released Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee should finally convince conspiracy theorists of the obvious: There is no there there.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 READ MORE

60 Minutes

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 READ MORE

In With the Old

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 READ MORE

NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation


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“We know everything but learn nothing” would be an honest slogan for the NSA, CIA and lesser-known spy agencies that specialize in leading us so dangerously astray.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE

‘60 Minutes’ Reporter, Producer on Indefinite Leave After Benghazi Bungle


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After issuing a retraction and an apology, CBS News is hoping a little disciplinary action will help put its credibility back on track.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE

60 Minutes

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE

CBS’ President

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 READ MORE

Falling Apart

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE

Benghazi Report Makes Obama Administration Look Bad

“60 Minutes” has waded into the highly politicized wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and determined that the administration did not adequately protect or support its personnel in Libya.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 READ MORE

The Republicans: Insane or Just Crazy?


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"Washington," said the late Art Hoppe, a San Francisco Chronicle humor columnist, "is several miles square and about as tall as, say, the Washington Monument. It is surrounded on all four sides by reality."

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 READ MORE

Embassy Closing

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE

How the GOP Libya Witch Hunt Made Us Close Our Mideast Embassies and Crippled U.S. Diplomacy


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The GOP is inadvertently pushing the U.S. into a posture of dangerous diplomatic weakness. This weakness is clear in the unprecedented closing of 21 U.S. embassies in the Middle East this weekend because of a vague terrorist threat apparently emanating from “al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula,” based in Yemen.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 READ MORE

George W. Bush Hospitalized, Government Sues Bank of America, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including the first charges filed in the deadly Benghazi terrorist attacks and a look at the donations of The Washington Post’s new owner.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE

Investigate Darrell Issa!


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It is now obvious that the behavior of the House Government Oversight Committee chairman represents the most serious wrongdoing in the supposed “IRS scandal.” But this isn’t the first time that Issa, who happens to be the wealthiest man in Congress, has misused the broad powers of his chairmanship.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE

No Joke

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 READ MORE

Watch: Rick Perry Blunders Jab at Obama’s Benghazi Reaction

In his latest flub, the Texas governor demonstrates why he is still the reigning champion of the political gaffe.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE

Storm Chasers

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE

Watergate Amnesia, the Nixonian Slur and Other Big Lies


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Let’s state this very simply, so everybody will understand. The notion that Barack Obama is “Nixonian”—or that his administration’s recent troubles bear any resemblance to “Watergate”—is the biggest media lie since the phony “Whitewater scandal” crested during the Clinton presidency.

Posted on May 31, 2013 READ MORE

White House Detours

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE

Benghazi: Dissecting Congressional Follies, Media Coverage and ‘Cover-Up’ Charges


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An interview with Thomas Pickering, the distinguished American diplomat who oversaw the State Department’s Benghazi review board and has found himself a target of Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the excitable partisan who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE

Lawmaker Gives Atheist ‘Prayer,’ Glenn Beck’s Latest Controversial Comment, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Rep. Darrell Issa decides to withdraw a subpoena related to the Benghazi hearings and a top IRS official pleads the Fifth.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE

Repubarians

Posted on May 20, 2013 READ MORE

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