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Libya Attack

McCain Attacks Rice On Assessment He Once Held

Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Susan Rice has come under attack for repeating approved talking points that suggested the attack at an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya,...

GOP Senator Makes Extreme Claim About Benghazi Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday made a strong claim about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 anniversary terrorist attack on...

Sam Stein

Jon Huntsman: Lawmakers Should Temper Susan Rice Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Monday urged lawmakers, including those in his own party, to temper their criti...

Deputy CIA Director: Susan Rice Got Initial Assessment On Libya

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Five days after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice described what precipitated the deadly incide...

U.S. General: Militants In Libya Attack Probably Had Al Qaeda Links

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By John Irish PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Militants who killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya in September probably had lin...

Michael Calderone

News Outlets Didn't Publish Benghazi Detail At CIA's Request | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on a not-for-attribution basis, provided reporters Thursday with the most detailed explanation yet o...

Joshua Hersh

Fox News Largely Ignores Hurricane To Focus On Benghazi | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

Fox News prime-time hosts barely mentioned Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday night, even as MSNBC and CNN reported non-stop on the massive cleanup efforts ...

The Selective Patriotism of the Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy Theorists

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

During the Bush years, the Republicans used to say it was unpatriotic to criticize the commander-in-chief when troops were in harm's way -- that it would endanger the lives of our soldiers and damage morale. But this deeply heart-felt declaration of wartime patriotism has now been completely abandoned.

Murkowski 'Outraged,' Running Out Of 'Patience' With White House

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

As reports provide new details about the Sept. 11 anniversary attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced ...

Tunisian Man 'Strongly Suspected' of Role In U.S. Consulate Attack

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- A jailed Tunisian man is "strongly suspected" of being involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Ame...

Father Of Slain Navy SEAL Challenges Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Charles Woods, father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods -- one of four Americans slain in an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya last month -- is still not sat...

Joshua Hersh

Libya Attack Controversy Becomes Full-Fledged Political Football | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last month, became the subject of intense political wrangling on Sunda...

Janell Ross

John McCain Compares Libya Controversy To Watergate | Janell Ross | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R- Ariz.) on Sunday compared the growing debate over what the Obama administration knew about the crisis at the U.S. consulate in Be...

Witnesses Recount Organized Benghazi Attack

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.27.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic milita...

How a Real News Story Became the 'Obama Watched Them Die' Meme

Larry Womack | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Because Internet memes apparently now pass for fact checks at Forbes, I suppose somebody must respond. Let's talk about how a CBS report about a rescue effort amid a fury of confusion became an Internet meme about no attempted rescue while everyone watched on the big screen.

Consulate Attack Suspect Was Libyan, Says Egyptian Official

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

CAIRO — A man suspected of links to the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate was a Libyan national who turned his rented apartment into a small w...

Tunisia Arrests Suspected Militant For Role In U.S. Consulate Attack

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A suspected Islamic militant under arrest in Tunisia is being investigated by the United States in connection wi th t...

Tunisia Arrests Suspect In Consulate Attack

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian man who was arrested in Turkey this month with reported links to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya is facing t...

Report: WH Told Early Of Militant Claims To Libya Attack

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday a Facebook post in which an...

Joshua Hersh

GOP Lawmaker Has No Regrets On Sensitive Docs Dump | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican congressman who has aggressively championed an investigation into the Obama administration's han...

GOP's Libyan Hit on Obama Won't Taint His Foreign Policy Triumphs

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This juggling act would pose a nerve racking challenge to any GOP or Democrat occupant of the Oval Office. The tight walk demanded that a president be flexible, deft, and attuned to fast changing conditions and players in the Middle East.

Kerry Slams Issa Action As 'Irresponsible And Inexcusable'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) criticized House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) for releasing 166 pages of "sensitive but unclassi...

Republicans Pounce As More News Emerges On Libya Raid

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack O...

Mother Of Diplomat Slain In Libya: 'My Son Is Not Very Optimal -- He Is Also Very Dead'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

UPDATE 10/20/12 11:10 a.m.: In an interview with the Boston Herald, Pat Smith denied the Daily Mail's report. “It’s all (expletive). They lied....

CIA Found Militant Links Just 1 Day After Libya Attack

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack ...