September 25, 2013 |
A State Department audit released Wednesday found that an investigation into last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was unbiased, countering claims from GOP members of Congress that it lacked independence. But the audit says weaknesses persist in how the State Department identifies threats overseas. The assessment by the department's inspector general backs up the Benghazi review chaired by former ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, who were...
September 19, 2013 |
House Republicans investigating last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday badgered a former U.N. ambassador and a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman over their review of the Obama administration's handling of the matter. GOP members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked why former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials weren't questioned during the inquiry overseen by Thomas...
September 17, 2013 |
Why can't conservatives just take the win on gun rights? On Monday morning, President Obama didn't even try to use the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard to revive the gun- control debate. He praised the " patriots " who were targeted by the gunman, offered the requisite thoughts and prayers, and, without any overt call for gun restrictions, moved on to Syria, the economic recovery and his budget fight with Republicans. Rather than accept this surrender on gun control, Republican National...
September 16, 2013 |
Why do people claim that the Benghazi scandal is "phony"? To answer that, let's check in with the people fanning the controversy. They assembled Monday morning at the Heritage Foundation, convened by a conservative group to listen to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and several experts on the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan city last year. Some of those onstage posed questions about Benghazi that pointed to serious, if not scandalous, mistakes the government made before and during...
September 15, 2013 |
House Republicans will begin their promised fall assault on the Obama administration's conduct before, during and after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi , Libya, with the publication Monday of a report updating their investigation of the incident and a hearing Wednesday with testimony from a high-ranking State Department official. The report, prepared by majority staff for House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), focuses on what it calls "shortcomings"...
September 11, 2013 |
Here's a hot new entry in the "Is nothing sacred?" category: Conservatives are using Sept. 11, that most somber day for the nation, as yet another occasion to condemn President Obama. Rather than join in the bipartisan ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they rallied on the West Lawn of the Capitol, carrying signs that said "Impeach Obama" and, over a cartoon of the president trampling Uncle Sam, "Americans Don't Support Terrorists or Their Minions.