A carefully constructed news day at the White House careens off course. Fleischer says Carney brought the pain on himself for “throwing gasoline on a fire.”
The White House press secretary used the former Republican presidential nominee’s response to Benghazi as a way to attack Republicans for allegedly politicizing of the September 11th Benghazi terrorist attacks.
Emperor Palpatine was a member of the Bilderberg Group.
The Congressional hearing on the death of four Americans in Benghazi and the events that followed made the front pages of local and major newspapers all across the country Thursday.
Does the buck stop with the former secretary — or is it a political hit? “Who is Cheryl Mills?”
Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya and the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the Sept. 11th attack on the consulate, said Special Forces were told they were not authorized to board a flight to Benghazi. Lt. Colonel Gibson, the the lieutenant colonel in Tripoli who commanded the Special Operations team told Hicks he “had bigger balls than somebody in the military,” according to transcript of an interview released by congressional investigators.
Rep. Elijah Cummings accuses committee chairman Darrell Issa of making false accusations against top officials.
Private testimony from the assistant of slain Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens contradicts assertions from the Obama administration. Gregory Hicks will appear before Congress on Wednesday.
As Republicans ramp up pressure over Benghazi scandal, Vice President acknowledges “We have a solemn obligation to do more and more to protect them.”
A filibuster by any other name would delay just the same.
“A bulldog with lockjaw who follows cameras around,” added Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough.
Look forward to decades of the younger Paul grilling Secretary of State nominees just like his dad did Federal Reserve chairmen.
“He is the Republican Cory Booker, of sorts.”
“I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card,” the senator tells BuzzFeed.
“The fact is they’re terrorists, they’re extremists, they have designs on overthrowing existing governments, even these new Islamist governments.”
Outgoing Secretary of State falls on her sword.
“I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews.”
A report out Tuesday night details the State Department’s failings surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. “System failures” and “management deficiencies.”
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says she wants to avoid distractions for President Barack Obama. Obama “regrets” attacks on “extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant.”
Focus should be on unanswered questions about the attack, says Carney. Says GOP obsessed with meaningless talking points.
Ayotte says she will hold the nomination until all of her questions have been answered. A harsher tone from the GOP after recent hedging.
Perhaps the Fox News producers didn’t care for writer Tom Ricks’s accusations that the network is “operating as the wing of the Republican Party.”
Obama has “a duty to the American people to answer the basic questions surrounding the Benghazi attack,” Republican lawmaker says in letter.
Blames intelligence community for failures in initial assessment of attack.
“Clearly the security measures were not adequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information showing the area of Benghazi was dangerous and particularly the date of September 11,” says Sen. Marco Rubio.
Instead, McCain held a press conference attacking the administration’s investigation of the deadly attack.
Sometimes Congressional hearings are enlightening exercises in which lawmakers get to the bottom of difficult issues. Thursday’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack was not one of those hearings.
The Arizona Senator responded to a statement from President Obama at his press conference today where he said attacks by Senator McCain and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina on Ambassador Susan Rice were “outrageous.” McCain said the President needed to be held responsible, and reiterated his call for a special committee to investigate the terrorist attack at Benghazi and the Obama Administration’s response.
Now targeting Susan Rice for comments on Benghazi attack.
Reporter asks if there is a greater national security threat in classified documents discovered leaked in the Petraeus threat than the Benghazi attack.