Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Speaker Boehner meets with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. (SpeakerBoehner/Flickr)

Trey Gowdy Throws Credulous Reporters Under The Bus

Rep. Trey Gowdy is defending the Republicans’ misuse of taxpayer funds for an inquisition that has in no way advanced the public’s understanding of the Benghazi tragedy.

June 24, 2015
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‘The Great War Of Our Time’ Goes Inside The CIA, To A Point

In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.

June 21, 2015
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Both Sides Now: Can We Trust The Clintons?

National Memo editor-in-chief Joe Conason appeared with David Frum of The Atlantic on Both Sides Now, a weekly radio show hosted by Mark Green, to debate the Clintons.

June 1, 2015
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In ‘Politico’ And ‘The Atlantic,’ More On That Fake Blumenthal Scandal

This latest Blumenthal scandal is increasingly reminiscent of the pointless, endless probes of Whitewater by congressional Republicans two decades ago.

May 29, 2015
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Straining To Attack Clinton, ‘New York Times’ And Trey Gowdy Deliver Libya Squib

Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.

May 19, 2015
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GOP Campaign Slogan: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

“Republicans have always been trusted more on national security,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, “and Obama has been a weaker leader than people expected.”

May 2, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘The Hunting Of The President’

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.

April 12, 2015
Speaker Boehner meets with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. (SpeakerBoehner/Flickr)

Clinton’s Email Server Sought By House Benghazi Panel Chairman

Trey Gowdy is ready to go to court in his search for a Clinton scandal.

March 20, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Fox News, Ferguson, And Benghazi

Jon Stewart noticed that Fox News seems to have a selective vision for reports that exonerate (or confirm) pre-existing suspicions.

March 20, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Questioning Sought By House Panel On Benghazi

The House Select Committee on Benghazi has its sights trained on Hillary Clinton.

February 6, 2015
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As House Benghazi Committee Reconvenes, Democrats Renew Complaints

Democrats are crying foul over the House’s latest Benghazi investigation.

January 27, 2015
Jonathan Gruber

Republicans Still Think You’re Stupid

What the Jonathan Gruber sideshow reveals about today’s GOP.

December 11, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Al Sharpton Is A Terrorist Czar, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

The far right lashes out at Al Sharpton, Ben Carson is pretty sure we’re Nazi Germany, and much more.

December 5, 2014
President Bush pardons the Thanksgiving turkey in the Rose Garden.

5 Things To Tell Your Republican Relatives At Thanksgiving Dinner

The definitive guide to dealing with your Fox-addled family members.

November 26, 2014
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Endorse This: The Benghazi Show Must Go On!

Newt Gingrich doesn’t trust the new Benghazi report — but there’s always the next one.

November 25, 2014
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Cartoon: The Benghazi Report

It’s not easy being Darrell Issa.

November 24, 2014
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Senator Graham Rejects GOP Benghazi Report As ‘Garbage’

Some Republicans still aren’t ready to give up on Benghazi-mania.

November 24, 2014
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For Fox News On Ebola, It’s About Credibility. OK, Let’s Go There…

Is Fox News sure that it wants to play this game?

October 8, 2014
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Endorse This: Five Fox News Guests Who Debunked Fox News

See what happens when Fox News guests refuse to stick to the script.

October 3, 2014
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After Benghazi, State Department Toughened Embassies In High-Risk Countries

State Department officials discussed the security changes they’ve made since Benghazi.

September 17, 2014
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New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

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 […]

September 16, 2014
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Rep. Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

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 […]

August 21, 2014
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Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

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 […]

August 4, 2014
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Benghazi Conspiracy Theory Collapses (Again)

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 […]

July 11, 2014
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