House Speaker John A. Boehner called on President Obama to release unclassified emails that apparently show the State Department knew more than it let on following the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
The State Department on Thursday dismissed accusations that it retaliated against one of the key witnesses at this week's Benghazi hearings by demoting him after he questioned the Obama administration's account of the terrorist attack.
The State Department's deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attack said Wednesday that the Obama administration didn't talk to him before dubbing it a spontaneous attack spurred by an anti-Islam video, a move he said embarrassed the Libyan president and hampered the FBI investigation.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden confirmed on Tuesday that the president stands by one of the key players in the Benghazi, Libya, diplomatic war — just a day before Congress and the nation is due to hear explosive witness testimony that hints the White House mantra was a coverup.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Tuesday a halt to all building in the contested West Bank settlement areas.
The Benghazi scandal could be the final "hinge point" that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said.
Four U.N. peacekeepers were seized by armed gunmen on Tuesday while they were patrolling in the demilitarized zone separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied sections of Golan Heights.
Senior White House and State Department officials played a much larger role than they acknowledged in drafting erroneous administration "talking points" about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to congressional investigators preparing for a dramatic hearing Wednesday in the House.
The days in which North Korean leaders could manufacture an international crisis and extract concessions from its neighbors are over, President Obama declared during a news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the White House.