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Elise Foley

Republican Chairman Knocks NYT Benghazi Report | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

House Intelligence Committee members took to "Fox News Sunday" to question an extensive New York Times report on the 2012 attack that killed four Amer...

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.

The Benghazi Hoax

David Brock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Brock

That Benghazi would remain at the forefront of the contentious American political conversation speaks less to any special circumstances of the attack, and more to the insidious nature of a Republican noise machine that has grown in size and decibels over the last four decades.

West Rips 'Utterly Disgusting' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday after his speech on the situation in Syria. "I find his words utterly disgus...

Obama Plays It Safe Post-Benghazi

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn't have another Benghazi. Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for it...

Obama Vows To Capture Benghazi Perpetrators

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to bring to justice those responsible for last year's deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post ...

Obama Agenda Beset By Distracting Controversies

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, the opening months of his second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential po...

Obama's Brief

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The president is either moping or muttering defensively about the abuses by the IRS and the tragedy of Benghazi. As I see it, if he wakes up tomorrow and is willing to speak up, there are a few things he could fairly state. First, any suggestion that "the IRS" went after the Tea Party are bogus.

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 ...

GOP Rep. Doubles Down On Obama Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama could possibly face impeachment over his administration's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya...

Kerry Vows Strict Security After Benghazi

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry challenged Congress on Monday to go beyond its investigations of embassy security and help ensure tha...

Obama Approval Rating Not Hurt By Scandals

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

A new poll shows that recent scandals haven't hurt President Barack Obama's approval rating. The poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that ...

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the kickoff of Second Term Scandal Season, though the first entrants fall on very different parts of the manufactured scandal vs. real scandal continuum. On the deeply-contrived end is Benghazi -- with supposedly damning White House emails having been altered by GOP leakers. On the actually scandalous end is the administration's snooping through the AP's phone records, which the New York Times called "an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers." The incident points out the hypocrisy of a White House that praises whistleblowers in the abstract, but then goes after them -- aggressively and often. "Speaking truth to power is now a criminal act," says whistleblower and former NSA executive Thomas Drake, who the DOJ charged under the WW I-era Espionage Act. It's President Obama's war against whistleblowers that is the true scandal.

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...

Obama Alludes To Recent Troubles In Weekly Address

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling attention to his economic proposals and efforts to expand the middle class...

Reince Priebus Issues Warning On Calls For Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama's administration continues to face the fallout from three separate political scandals, some conservatives have been quick to...

Palin Rips Obama Over 'Scandalous Hat Trick'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) ripped President Barack Obama Thursday over what she called a "scandalous hat trick." "This scandalous hat trick...

Howard Fineman

Warning To GOP: Be Careful What You Wish For | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nothing is what it seems in Washington at the moment you see it. A triple witching hour of scandal has Republicans bursting with bloodlu...

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...

GOP 'Frenzy' Sparks New Obama Strategy

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Faced with a trio of controversies, President Barack Obama is trying to halt a perception spread...

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...

Dangerous Narrative Threatens To Derail Obama

Politico | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the preside...