Ever since Barack Obama was nominated in 2008 as the Democratic candidate for the president of the United States, his staunchest critics have implied that he had the makings of a dictator.
The State Department on Monday cited a host of actions it says it has taken since the September 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks to improve security at its diplomatic posts worldwide, including the creation of a new deputy assistant secretary of state position to ensure security at "high threat posts" is given the attention it needs.
The Justice Department's practice of seizing journalists' records went beyond the Associated Press and also extended to a trove of information about a Fox News correspondent's conversations and meetings at the State Department.
Barack Obama's second term may be remembered more for his scandals than for anything else he's done thus far in his troubled presidency.
The chairman of the House oversight committee on Friday subpoenaed the senior diplomat who ran the State Department's investigation into the Benghazi attack, saying lawmakers deserve to be able to depose him before he testifies publicly.
Liberals call patriotic Americans partisan, political Obama-haters who are trying to tear our government apart over Benghazi. Yet four Americans, pleading for help to no avail, were savagely slain on American soil in Libya by Islamist terrorists — and they not only got abandoned, the responsible parties in the White House and State Department totally lied and tried to cover up what actually happened there on Sept. 11, 2012.
Standing in a drizzle that seemed to define his bad week, President Obama called on Congress on Thursday to boost security at U.S. embassies around the globe, seeking to deflect the issue onto lawmakers as the controversy simmers over the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in September.
Democrats rallied behind President Barack Obama in the long-running, bitter dispute over the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House's latest email disclosure undermines Republican claims of a cover-up.
Government is bad for personal freedom. That argument is premised upon the truism that everything government does interferes with freedom because it either prohibits or compels.