Tuesday, October 13, 2015
House Majority Leader McCarthy speaks at the John Hay Initiative in Washington

The Death Rattle Of A Fake Scandal

If Trey Gowdy doesn’t already know that Hillary Clinton’s a lot smarter and tougher than he is, he’s about to find out. Truthfully, they’d be better advised to fold the committee and file some weasel-worded report.

October 7, 2015

Benghazi Committee Democrats Say They’ll Release Witness Transcripts

House Democrats are taking the gloves off, after the Republican leadership’s public admission that the Benghazi committee is all a political game.

October 5, 2015

Endorse This: Hillary Blasts GOP Benghazi Confession

Watch as Clinton unleashes some righteous outrage against the GOP’s political exploitation.

October 5, 2015
Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on "Face the Nation" with John Dickerson, in Washington

Weekend Reader: ‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary And Hijack Your Government’

My instincts told me that if we just gave the Hillary email story another poke or two, the whole house of cards would collapse.

October 4, 2015

Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP’s Orchestrated Distractions

Journalists would be wise to take note of the pattern of plain deception behind various GOP-sponsored pursuits, and ask themselves if they want to keep sponsoring these planned distractions.

October 3, 2015

Endorse This: Exhuming McCarthy

Watch as Kevin McCarthy insists the investigation has nothing to do with politics — and what’s more, he says, it’s been “applauded by all sides of the aisle.”

October 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015
House Majority Leader McCarthy speaks at the John Hay Initiative in Washington

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-To-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

Only three weeks from now, Trey Gowdy will face Hillary Clinton in an open hearing. That event is framed not by her email controversy, but by the blurted confession of Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy – who exposed the malignant abuse of congressional authority that Gowdy has sought to conceal.

September 30, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by her family at a campaign kick off rally in New York

Vendetta Or Paranoia? The ‘Times,’ The ‘Beast,’ And The Clintons

The test of time? A conservative estimate of the amount of taxpayer treasure wasted on “investigating” Whitewater – a money-losing venture that ended years before Bill Clinton ran for president – is around $100 million.

September 2, 2015
Elijah Cummings

‘Criminal Referral’ Smear: What Trey Gowdy Knew — And When He Knew It

Suspicion grows that the leaks behind the bungled New York Times “criminal referral” story came from the Republican side of the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy.

August 3, 2015

Benghazi! Why Trey Gowdy Is Still Hiding Blumenthal Transcript

It is now clear that Gowdy prefers to leak the Blumenthal testimony to smear both Clinton and the witnesss he claims to be protecting.

July 8, 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)

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

‘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
Bill and Hillary Clinton

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
Sidney Blumenthal

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
Trey Gowdy

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
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Peter Stevens/Flickr)

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

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

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
Hillary Clinton 11-2

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
Benghazi committee

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
Al Sharpton

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
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