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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Libyans walk on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack the previous day that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Witness accounts gathered by The Associated Press give a from-the-ground perspective for the sharply partisan debate in the U.S. over the deadly incident. They corroborate the conclusion largely reached by American officials that it was a planned militant assault. But they also suggest the militants may have used a film controversy as a cover for the attack. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

    Lack of strike force impeded Benghazi response

    As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force.


  • Gunrunning’s collateral damage: Mexican teens

    Fourteen teenagers slaughtered at a birthday party in Mexico with weapons purchased during the now-discredited Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation are the faces of a "reckless" operation that allowed hundreds of illegally purchased guns to be transported south of the border.


  • Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Issa: Obama's privilege claim in 'Fast and Furious' suggests complicity

    The chairman of a House committee that recommended a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the Fast and Furious scandal said Tuesday that President Obama's assertion of executive privilege means the White House is either covering up its role in the botched operation or is obstructing a congressional probe.


  • **FILE** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Issa: No evidence of White House cover-up in Fast and Furious probe

    The chairman of a House committee that recommended a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe says there is no evidence so far that White House officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up.


  • Cracked Holder by The Washington Times

    MCCUBBIN: Eric Holder spits on Brian Terry's grave

    As president of the National Border Patrol Council, I represent more than 17,000 rank-and-file Border Patrol agents. I personally have been an agent for more than 25 years, during which time I have seen my fair share of politics related to the service.


  • Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

    House committee votes to hold Holder in contempt

    A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. be held in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over hundreds of pages of documents it subpoenaed in its investigation of the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation, even as President Obama invoked executive privilege to withhold the records.


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