GOP’s Benghazi Obsession Giving Cover To Actual Scandals

By: Monday May 20, 2013 12:03 pm

The Republican Party, despite making its one salient point (politicizing intelligence during an election) long ago, simply refuses to let the Benghazi attack fade. Whether the motivation to continue comes from some vague hope in snagging Hillary Clinton in a 2016 attack ad worthy story or just a lingering fetish from the Bush years of [...]

White House Benghazi Emails Have Different Quotes Than GOP Version

By: Friday May 17, 2013 5:58 am

Emails released by the White House contradict some of the quotes from versions of the same emails Republicans in Congress leaked to the media. The White House recently released the emails in response to allegations of a coverup by Obama Administration officials relating to the administration’s knowledge of Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the attacks on the [...]

Benghazi Probe Continues With 2016 In Mind

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 10:42 am

The 2016 presidential election campaign apparently began today as the House Oversight Committee continued its seemingly eternal probe into the attack on the US embassy in Bengazhi. And now there is a new twist as Hillary Clinton may be gearing up for a presidential run. New revelations about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, are [...]

Lindsey Graham Planning To Place Hold On Hagel And Brennan Over Benghazi

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:26 am

Senator Lindsey Graham is planning to place a hold on the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan if the Obama Administration does not grant his demands for more information on the response to the Benghazi embassy attack. Graham indicated that he is reserving the right to put a hold on the nominations of Hagel [...]

Testimony Today in Congress About Benghazi Incident

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 9:15 am

Hearings in Congress today pile on the political debate over the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. The hearings come on the heels of the Pickering-Mullen report, which looked at the actions of the State Department and foreign service leading up to the attack, finding serious deficiencies in management and “grossly inadequate” security at [...]

Susan Rice Withdraws From Consideration for Secretary of State

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 1:12 pm

I imagine this will be perceived as the right wing collecting a scalp, but considering that liberal groups increasingly saw Susan Rice as no picnic either, this probably falls under the auspices of an acceptable loss. This is the statement from the President: Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to [...]

Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:00 am

Apparently the meetings between potential Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice and cranky old warhawks didn’t go very well. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. The Republican senators have repeatedly said they are concerned with how Rice explained what [...]

Muddled Intelligence After Benghazi Assault Reflects Communication Difficulties By White House

By: Monday October 22, 2012 6:18 am

Tonight’s Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy, and that means we will once again wade into this attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the details of which look more muddled than ever. The need for clarity among the media and political class – either this arose from a spontaneous demonstration, or it was [...]

The Debate’s Benghazi Moment: America Cheers the Media Correcting the Record

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 6:00 am

President Obama won the second debate against Mitt Romney last night by managing to defend elements of his first term record and articulate a second term agenda, while his opponent struggled with specifics and was haunted by the spectre of George W. Bush, who he probably thought was disappeared for electoral purposes in this country. [...]

Clinton Takes Responsibility for Security During Benghazi Attack

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:35 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took full responsibility for the security situation during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, saying that the State Department held full control over embassy security and not the White House.

Political Fallout From Benghazi Attacks a Tower of Spin

By: Monday October 15, 2012 9:15 am

The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has become a political football, in ways that the father of slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens wants to see stopped. That’s not likely, as both sides highlight the aspects of the story to their advantage, and suppress the aspects that present vulnerabilities. For the Obama-Biden team, they [...]

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