Even Obama's supporters sometimes express frustration because the president has refused to act for the sake of acting, shoot from the hip, or jump to conclusions. His approach, no matter the issue, has been measured, studied, thoughtful, cerebral and yes, lawyerly.
Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.
A Republican-chaired committee report that debunks Benghazi conspiracies is now being used as a rallying cry for conservatives who are convinced the report raises more pressing questions. Do you see where this closed, hermetically sealed loop is designed to lead us?
It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.
Amid all of the partisan noised around this issue, take a minute to quietly imagine if the millions of dollars that have been spent on these congressional reports was simply put toward better securing diplomatic compounds to prevent any such attack in the future.
The media was wrong, and the White House was right. Still, many of us in the media won't admit it. Therefore, I'd like to apologize to you. We should probably make a better effort to understand policy, before we attempt to comment on it. And we should probably also admit, once and for all, that the President was born in America.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence just publicly released its report, which systematically knocks down pretty much every paranoid theory over the tragedy which happened in Benghazi, Libya and what happened immediately afterwards.
Fox's headline is "CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report." What the hell does that even mean? That's not burying the lede. That's changing the lede into a word salad.
Apparently if the seventh investigation finds wrongdoing on the part of the administration, that's the one that will really matter? Sorry Fox News, but six strikes and you're out.
Three years after the Libyan people and NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is being dragged apart at the seams by two governments.
What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?
It is difficult enough to confront resurgent diseases without an explosion of unhinged conspiracy mongering.
Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.
Benghazi has been politicized in the most disturbing way possible, to the point where Fox News and conservatives have turned an American tragedy into something of a macabre Twitter punchline.
It was in the scroll at the bottom of the screen on Fox News' "The Kelly File" after President Obama's speech last night on ISIS. It said "In Major Reversal, President Obama Orders Military Campaign vs. ISIS."
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