Fifteen years after its publication, this book still rings with relevance. The crosshairs may have shifted toward Hillary in the last decade or so, but the offensive is still very much engaged and demands a response.
The far right lashes out at Al Sharpton, Ben Carson is pretty sure we’re Nazi Germany, and much more.
It’s hardly a secret that Fox News is fixated on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But now, thanks to a new study from the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America, we know the true scope of the network’s obsession. The report finds that in the first 20 months following the attacks, five […]
By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Gowdy’s got a late-night habit. “He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. “Even if he goes out and has dinner, he’s got to have his late-night pie. I don’t know how he does it.” It’s a tasty […]
Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a report that states that the Benghazi scandal is — surprise! — not a scandal at all. “The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing […]
For years, conspiracy-minded Republicans have insisted that someone in the Obama administration — usually, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — issued a “stand-down order” to the U.S. military on the night of the 2012 attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, preventing a Special Operations team from intervening and saving the lives of the four […]
Washington (AFP) – A U.S. judge Tuesday postponed until September the next hearing for the suspected ringleader of the deadly attack on the American mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi after the prosecution argued the case was unusually “complex.” During the third, brief, hearing for suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah at a federal court in […]
House Republicans still consumed by uncovering a Benghazi scandal now plan to spend up to $3.3 million to investigate the 2012 attack, according to a document obtained by USA Today from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). According to the document, $2.2 million will go to the seven Republicans serving on the select committee, and […]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) mocked his GOP colleagues’ conspiracy-minded investigations on Friday, asking IRS Commissioner John Koskinen questions about Benghazi, President Obama’s birth certificate, and even Area 51 during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill. Koskinen was testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee about the IRS’ efforts to recover emails that were lost […]
In the years since the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, his aide Sean Smith and CIA officers Tyrone Smith and Glen Doherty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, President Obama’s congressional critics have complained long and loudly about his failure to apprehend the perpetrators immediately. Republican experts like Ted Cruz and Darrell Issa, […]
The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert mocked Fox News’ hypocritical reaction to the arrest of alleged Benghazi mastermind Ahmed Abu Khattala, noting that the network complained for months that the Obama administration had not apprehended him — then immediately pivoted to complaining that he hadn’t been captured quickly enough. “Yes, we must bring those responsible […]
By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO—Libya’s weak interim government on Wednesday verbally assailed the U.S. capture of a suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans and set off a political firestorm in the United States. At a news conference nearly 24 hours after the Pentagon publicly disclosed […]