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Benghazi Attack

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.

Benghazi Revelations Won't Hurt President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

resident Obama's critics jumped on this again supposedly as smoking gun proof that the White House engaged in a massive cover-up to keep the truth from the American people. But what was the truth?

Palin Defends Using Racially Inflammatory Phrase

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin defended her use of the phrase "shuck and jive" Wednesday evening after critics blasted the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vic...

Truth of Benghazi Emails: Smoking Gun or Fog of War?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."

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...

The Upside of the Muslim Conflict -- It Exists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Deepak Chopra

I'd like to plea for a new mindset toward the Middle East -- not a new policy, which only a handful of government officials can set, but a better attitude from ordinary people when we turn on the evening news.

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...

Jason Linkins

Winning On Semantics, Missing The Point: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 19 | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

One final note on this: we were a little dumbstruck by the number of people who commented that Obama had managed to definitively parry the issue or put Libya to bed. No, no! It really is more than what phrases were used in certain speeches, we're afraid. There is a whole debate coming on Monday, exclusively about foreign policy. That debate's moderator, Bob Schieffer, is absolutely going to want to earn his stripes. He will absolutely re-raise the question. If he doesn't he will be pilloried. So the matter has not been put to bed. Hopefully, Schieffer will manage to steer the discussion to more substantive grounds.

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....

Michael Calderone

Libya Attack Suspect Meets The Press | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- While questions remain about what exactly triggered the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, there appeared to be a b...

Ambassador Chris Stevens' Mother: 'I Don't Think It Is Productive To Lay Blame'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mary Commaday, the mother of slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, on Thursday again dismissed the politicization of her son's death during the Sept. 1...

Stay the Course in Diplomacy

Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick

We must stay strong and resilient in our convictions as Americans always do, and stand our ground to promote our values and our national interests. That is how we can best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in Benghazi.

Libyan Authorities Reportedly Identify Commander Of Embassy Attack | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

CAIRO — Libyan authorities have singled out Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, as a commander in the...

Obama's Epic Debate Performance and Romney's Implosion

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This was arguably one of those historic debate sequences which I believe will be replayed for many years to come. The challenger, riding a wave of solid polls following a strong first debate, literally imploded on the national stage.

Joshua Hersh

The Many Assumptions Of The Current Libya Debate | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

One of the most raucous moments of Tuesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney came when the two sparred ...

The Double Standard Of Hillary Clinton

Jezebel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN that she takes responsibility for the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in t...

Romney Adviser Says Governor Will Push Obama To 'Man Up' On Libya

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is prepared to push President Barack Obama to "man up" and answer for his administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Li...

Clinton: I'm Responsible For Consulate Security

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

LIMA, Peru — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of ...

White House Mulls How To Strike Over Libya Attack

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike m...

Sabrina Siddiqui

David Axelrod, Beau Biden Hit Back At Libya Criticism | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign faced yet another tough morning of questioning Sunday over last month's attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which...

Ambassador's Father: It Would Be 'Abhorrent' To Politicize Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The father of Christopher Stephens, the United States ambassador who was killed in the attack in Libya last month, said Saturday that it would be "abh...

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

Joshua Hersh

Romney Accuses Biden Of 'Doubling Down On Denial' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is taking renewed heat over a remark by Vice President Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate addressing how much the admi...