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Benghazi Emails

Palin Slams 'Liar' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) slammed President Barack Obama in a Wednesday op-ed, calling him "either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO." Pa...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senators Doubles Down On Susan Rice Claims | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday showed no interest in apologizing for their previous assertions that ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the kickoff of Second Term Scandal Season, though the first entrants fall on very different parts of the manufactured scandal vs. real scandal continuum. On the deeply-contrived end is Benghazi -- with supposedly damning White House emails having been altered by GOP leakers. On the actually scandalous end is the administration's snooping through the AP's phone records, which the New York Times called "an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers." The incident points out the hypocrisy of a White House that praises whistleblowers in the abstract, but then goes after them -- aggressively and often. "Speaking truth to power is now a criminal act," says whistleblower and former NSA executive Thomas Drake, who the DOJ charged under the WW I-era Espionage Act. It's President Obama's war against whistleblowers that is the true scandal.

Why One Issue Won't Go Away

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, i...

Shouldn't Jonathan Karl Reveal His Benghazi Email Source?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It's not unheard of for journalists to reveal source identities if it's proven that that person badly misled a reporter or passed along bogus information. Some observers think that's what happened in the case of the Benghazi talking points.

GOP Wants More After Document Dump

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to turn the tables on Republicans who have criticized his administration's response to las...

Amanda Terkel

White House Releases Benghazi Emails | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House on Wednesday released the full set of emails surrounding the Obama administration’s development of talking points de...

Emails Show State Department Sought To Change Benghazi Talking Points

AP | DONNA CASSATA and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political considerations influenced the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly Sept. 11 assault ...

Team Obama Gets Defensive Over Controversial Messages

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says now-discredited talking points about the deadly attacks in Libya are being taken out of context – as...