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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, says the abortion issue "is a debate worthy of a great democracy." He is sponsoring a bill that would impose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks into pregnancy. (Associated Press)

    Graham vows to block all Obama nominations over Benghazi

    Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Benghazi facilities should have been closed

    The accountability report by former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen was grossly inadequate ("McCain senses Benghazi 'cover-up,' wants more Clinton testimony," Web, May 12). The two men concluded those responsible for the Benghazi murders were low-level State Department staff; they totally ignored the basic problem of why the Benghazi facilities remained open.


  • ** FILE ** Thomas Pickering (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    GOP seeks more information on Benghazi from accountability investigators

    House Republicans on Monday asked to interview retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering, the veteran diplomat who headed the State Department's probe into last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya, and Mr. Pickering said he would be happy to cooperate.


  • **FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

    McCain senses Benghazi 'cover-up,' wants more Clinton testimony

    Sen. John McCain on Sunday said a special congressional committee is needed to investigate last year's deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and called on former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify again on Capitol Hill regarding her role in the matter.


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