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Benghazi Attack

Pickering: Assertions of Benghazi Coverup Are 'Fiction' (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev


State Department Official Who Helped With Benghazi Talking Points Nominated To Top Post

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, to become assistant secretary for European and Eurasian ...

Benghazi Suspects Identified, But...

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, a...

Jason Linkins

Half Of America Wants To Impeach Obama, According To Impeachable Polling Outfit | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Big news this week from WorldNetDaily, America's pre-eminent source of far-right fringe theories and weird scams: about half of America would like to ...


Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert is having way too much fun with the trifecta of scandals plaguing the Obama administration. So much fun, in fact, that he's devoted an...

Zach Carter

Paul Ryan On Benghazi: 'I Don't Know' If There Was A Cover-up | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he does not know whether President Barack Obama intentionally misled the public about the natur...

Controversies Threaten To Drown Out Key Obama Goals

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five months into President Barack Obama's second term, allies and former top aides worry that his overarching goal of economic opportuni...

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...

Romney Hurls Criticism Over Scandals: 'I'm Not A Fan Of The President'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared on "The Tonight Show" Friday, where he discussed a number of scandals unfolding in Washing...

Obama Appears Unscathed By Unfolding Scandals

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading...

Benghazi Smoke Screen

Will Durst | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Next you'll tell me the Justice Department investigation of the Justice Department's seizure of AP reporters' phone records will lead to the Justice Department concluding that the Justice Department did nothing wrong.

Jason Linkins

Benghazi Critique Officially Pivots To 2016 Horserace | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

I know there was probably a time where those who supported a Benghazi inquiry were able to deftly maintain that their interests had nothing to do with...

Think Again: Worse Than Watergate?

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

If we take the word "Watergate" to mean what nearly everyone has understood it to mean for the past four decades, then it becomes rather difficult to justify even mentioning Watergate and Benghazi in the same sentence.

John McCain Is Sick and Tired of His Outrage!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Not since New Coke have we as a nation seen a disaster that both sides of the aisle can agree on. America is now unanimously and officially outraged that the IRS would have the audacity to target political groups -- groups that publicly despise taxes and call for the end of the IRS.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Congress: Provide More Funds For Security At U.S. Embassies | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to "support and fully fund" his budget request for security at U.S. embassies, a move...

Obama: Congress Must 'Fully Fund' Embassy Security

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to "fully fund" his administration's budget request for embassy security. The request...

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.

Obama Going Bulworth?

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama has spoken privately of "going Bulworth," a reference to the 1998 Warren Beatty movie about a ...

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...

The Real Benghazi Scandal

Melvin Goodman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Melvin Goodman

When congressional Republicans complete manipulating the Benghazi tragedy, it will be time for the virtually silent Senate Intelligence Committee to take up three major issues that have been largely ignored.

Axelrod: GOP Hoping To Eliminate Hillary As Presidential Threat

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Wednesday that Republican efforts to make last year's attacks in Benghazi into a scandal are litt...

U.S. Officials Claim Ambassador Stevens Declined Additional Security

McClatchy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

CAIRO — In the month before attackers stormed U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens twice turne...

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.

Rumsfeld: Clinton Is 'Sideshow' In Benghazi Controversy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld weighed in on the Benghazi attacks on Tuesday, charging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with being ...