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Congress on the Playground

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Now that members of Congress have returned to the playground at home to enjoy recess time (a considerably longer time than when the members were physically in grade school) it seems appropriate to contemplate what their absence from Washington means for the country.

Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Support Further Congressional Inquiry Into Benghazi

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

A majority of Americans support another congressional investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, accord...

Kerry Agrees To Testify In Front Of Issa, But Not New Benghazi Committee

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks...

Trey Gowdy Names Former NRCC Aide As Director Of Benghazi Committee

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Thursday named lobbyist and former Republican aide Phil Kiko as staff director for the newly created House s...

Benghazi Investigations

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Michael Bloomberg: 'Cheap Politics' To Attack Clinton On Benghazi

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that it's "cheap politics" to attack Hillary Clinton for her handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks...

Liberated Libya at 2: Three Big Questions to Answer Before Future Interventions

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Anything but stable Libya, flooded with weapons and still without a constitution, with remarkably little progress since the fighting ended, may be on the verge of civil war.

Benghazi Report Rejects GOP Claims On 'Stand-Down' Order

AP | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Democrats concluded Thursday the U.S. military wasn't ordered to "stand down" during ...

State Department Officials, GOP Spar Over Benghazi Accountability

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack even tho...

House Republicans Accuse Benghazi Board Of Insufficient Investigation

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are strongly criticizing the review board that investigated last year's Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya. Monday's ...

GOP Launches Pre-Emptive Attack On Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The Republican National Committee on Sunday released an ad online attacking CNN and NBC for alleged media bias over their decision to produce document...

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...

What's Behind the Benghazi Hearings?

Barbra Streisand | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

Sometimes in the face of national tragedy, politics should take a backseat. The hypocrisy of turning Benghazi into a deliberate cover-up scandal is preposterous at a time when the nation faces so many serious problems.

With Benghazi, Republicans Recruit Beltway Press For Another Whitewater Production

Eric Boehlert | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Like Whitewater, look at how the Benghazi production now comes complete with dubious claims about whistleblowers (and their unreliable advocate), controversial talking points, and leaked Congressional testimony used to whip up media anticipation.

Jason Linkins

Toward A Better Benghazi Inquiry | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

The state of play on the ongoing Benghazi inquiry, in terms of the partisan backbiting, seems to be rather simple. GOP interlocutors on the House Over...

Hillary Was Right!!

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

You heard it here, the former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton was right. Like she said, "what does it matter?". What does matter is that the Congress is wasting our time and money rehashing rhetoric instead of reason.

Munich on the Potomac: The Republican Take-No-Prisoners Strategy -- and Obama's Conciliation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The more that the Obama Administration tries to meet the Republicans half way, the more extreme and implacable their demands become. Obama's term still has more than three and a half years to run and Democrats still have a 55-45 majority in the Senate, but the Republicans are treating him like the lamest of lame ducks. It should be clear by now -- meeting these people halfway only whets their appetite. In his remaining days in office, Obama can insist until the cows come home that he has been the president who tried to change the tone in Washington, to find areas of common ground and to show that there is more that unites Americans than divides us. But until he finds some inner toughness, the Republicans will continue to stymie his every move and he will be a feeble president at a moment when we need a resolute one.

GOP Rep Issues Prediction On Benghazi 'Whistle Blowers'

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - A top Republican on Sunday said he expected more witnesses to step forward with information about last year's deadly ...

Benghazi debate sparks little formal lobbying

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal May 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, n...

Amanda Terkel

Dick Cheney Suggests Republicans Subpoena Hillary Clinton | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney met with House Republicans on Thursday morning, suggesting they may need to subpoena former Secretary ...

Boehner Demands More Information Over Controversy

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday added to the...

Luke Johnson

Benghazi Hearing Reveals Something Worse Than A Cover-Up: Incompetence | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months-long wrangling over the attacks at an American outpost in Benghazi, Libya, was given a new platform Wednesday when House Oversigh...

With Re: Benghazi -- We've Met the Enemy and It Is Not Us!

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

More than anything else, the attack of 9/11/12 reveals a bureaucracy's tendency to believe its own press.

Republicans and the Benghazi Hearings: A Show of Force or Just a Show?

Dee Evans | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

History shows that each of the presidents of the past few decades have had to deal with embassy attacks and bombings but for some reason, I don't ever recall there being so much unrest following an attack as there is now under President Obama.

Megyn Kelly: Fox News Benghazi Coverage 'Lopsided'

Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

Fox News host Megyn Kelly announced to her viewers on Wednesday that her network's coverage of the Benghazi hearings on Capitol Hill had been "lopside...