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Topic - Christopher Stevens
An American teacher at an international school in Benghazi, Libya, was shot and killed Thursday.
Virginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly said the media has no business using the word "scandal" to describe the ongoing challenges to truth that are beating down the White House, the president and his administration these past weeks.
The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday in an effort to quiet criticism that President Obama and his aides downplayed the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
"The American people continue to demand truth and accountability for this tragedy. To date, sadly, they have received neither," says a group of 24 conservative heavyweights in an open letter to Congress, urging members to support House Resolution 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. Africa Command will get a new Marine Corps rapid response force as part of a plan to beef up its crisis response capabilities.
U.S. embassies and diplomatic outposts have skipped or exempted themselves from security requirements without the knowlege of the State Department in Washington, creating an ad hoc system so riddled with exceptions that the agency’s internal watchdog is raising new safety alarms just months after the deadly attack on the Benghazi consulate.
Declaring that the situation in Libya still poses a threat to the U.S., President Obama on Wednesday extended for another year emergency sanctions against that nation in the wake of the fall of the regime of Muammar Gadhafi.
Republican senators plan to introduce a resolution Wednesday calling for a select committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
There is an urgent need for full disclosure of what has become the “Benghazi Betrayal and Cover-up.” The Obama national security team, including CIA, DNI and the Pentagon, apparently watched and listened to the assault on the U.S. consulate and cries for help but did nothing.
The final presidential debate earlier this week was a tailor-made opportunity for Mitt Romney to rip into President Obama's inconsistent, value-free and at times incoherent foreign policy.
A combative President Obama, seeking to redeem himself from an earlier poor debate performance, went toe-to-toe with Mitt Romney Tuesday night at their second debate and accused the Republican nominee of fabricating attacks and distorting both of their records on everything from energy policy to terrorism.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking "full responsibility" for the lack of security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya before the attack on the anniversary of 9/11 that led to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
At Wednesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Chairman Darrell Issa's questioning made one thing certain: The Obama administration's initial explanation — that the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were directly related to Islamic rage over a YouTube video — becomes more troubling with each passing day.
Security for U.S. diplomats in Libya was cut in the weeks before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, despite the North African country's high-risk environment, according to a member of the security team assigned to U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.
A federal judge on Thursday determined that a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained.
"I think when the media repeats the word 'scandals' you are repeating partisan lines," he said, Buzz Feed reported. "They are issues that have occurred that have to be addressed. I don't think they rise to the level of a scandal. We had a bunch of idiots at IRS in Cincinnati who didn't know how to aggregate a flood of tax-exempt applications ... but this is not some major scandal in the order of magnitude like Watergate. That's absurd."