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Questions for Clinton in
the Benghazi hot seat

CNN, by Ashley Fantz & Jim Dougherty

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 1/23/2013 5:19:15 AM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Lawmakers have long wanted Clinton´s full accounting of the September 11 assault that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. They also want to ask her about diplomatic security, which the State Department has since re-examined at posts located in overseas hot spots. Agency officials have acknowledged shortcomings and promised changes. Some of the toughest questions before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are expected to focus

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/23/2013 5:27:06 AM     (No. 9133536)

Poor little Barack Obama! Sharyl Attkisson of CBS keeps asking Wise King Barky uncomfortable questions about Benghazi, and ol´ Wise King Barky is too scared to answer! Wise King Barky even sent his spokespeople out to tell Attkisson that he won´t be answering her questions, ever!

Because that´s how brave, brave Wise King Barky rolls!

Want to make Barack wet his pants?

Ask him to tell the TRUTH.

As with ALL Democrats, the TRUTH is their greatest enemy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 1/23/2013 6:10:04 AM     (No. 9133555)

1. The foxy minx will obfuscate or lie.
2. The MSM will help cover-up the foxy minx´s cover-up.
3. Republicans will throw up their hands and leave it at that.

That´s about all we can be sure about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/23/2013 6:36:00 AM     (No. 9133569)

Very generous of CNN to include all the ´answers´ to these questions.

Just evil Republicans thwarting the honest and heroic efforts of this transformational administration.

I don´t usually krank up the margarita machine before noon but will make an exception today.
We have so little to celebrate.
We must not miss this op.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 1/23/2013 6:47:53 AM     (No. 9133581)

"Mrs. Clinton, was your sleep disturbed, witnessing the carnage images from the drone?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sagman, 1/23/2013 6:58:51 AM     (No. 9133597)

Transcript: Benghazi Hearing, House Foreign Affairs Committee:

CHAIRMAN ED ROYCE (R-CA): Welcome, Secretary Clinton. Where were you when news broke that our consulate in Benghazi was under attack?
CLINTON: Whaaaa?
CLINTON AIDE: The Secretary just returned from Mali, sir. Her hearing’s been damaged by an RPG round fired at her Humvee. [repeats question to Clinton]
CLINTON: Fatigued after an overseas trip, I suffered a fugue episode just as I arrived in the Situation Room that night, Mr. Chairman.
ROYCE: Who gave the order to ´´Stand Down´´?
CLINTON: I’m told I was unsteady on my feet and the president asked me to ´´Sit down.´´
ROYCE: Do you and the administration take responsibility for lax security at the Benghazi compound?
CLINTON: Mr. Chairman, I. . . . [sways, then falls forward, smashing her forehead on the table. Her personal physician attends her.]
DOCTOR: A fainting spell, Mr. Chairman. Slight concussion, perhaps. She insists on continuing.
CLINTON: [appearing dazed] You were asking about Ben Gazarra’s problem with Social Security Administration?
ROYCE: Let’s move on. Did a YouTube video provoke the attack?
CLINTON: No. It was the result of overmedication.
ROYCE: Why did Susan Rice cover for you on the Sunday talk shows?
CLINTON: Rice loses moisture if it isn’t covered while it simmers, Mr. Chairman.
ROYCE: Madame Secretary, I ask again: who is ultimately responsible for the Benghazi debacle?
CLINTON: That was a political station, not a church, sir. There was no tabernacle there. Anyway, I take full responsibility for whatever it is that happened I don’t remember. Now, excuse me or I’ll feint [sic] again.
ROYCE: But, but . . . where was the president when. . . ?
CLINTON: Whaaaa?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reformationmama, 1/23/2013 7:22:34 AM     (No. 9133617)

I believe Secretary Clinton should be grilled until medium well done. Make sure the coals are good and hot. To avoid food poisoning, she should be probed inside to make sure she gets to the correct temperature.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/23/2013 7:31:51 AM     (No. 9133629)

She deserves the "willing suspension of disbelief" treatment she gave General Petreas. Of course there is no chance the GOP won´t tee up softballs for her. By the way, piaps plagerized that line she sniped at the General.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mamateach, 1/23/2013 7:32:10 AM     (No. 9133630)

What she has to say will not matter. Just read the comments at the end of the article. She will redo her facelift , get a new hairstyle, and be elected President by the same idiots that voted for Obama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/23/2013 7:42:16 AM     (No. 9133647)

If relevant questions are NOT asked I totally give up on Republicans-----gave up on Democrats long ago when they voted for Obamacare en masse without reading it!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 1/23/2013 7:42:56 AM     (No. 9133648)

I have already read that she is not going to answer all of their questions. It is a matter of "national security" don´tcha know. She is a consumate liar and will wiggle her way out of this. She has had three months to prepare. I hope the Republicans hit her hard and fast and do not give her time to think but they won´t. The MSM will call them meanies no matter what.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/23/2013 7:54:05 AM     (No. 9133678)

There were four supposed firings including the obese Charlene Lamb, who decided after consulting with others, not to grant sullivan´s request for more security, opting instead to train locals for security, along with kennedy, whatever he was, other than the person who whispered answers to Charlene, plus two others.
Were they actually fired?? Or not??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/23/2013 8:02:54 AM     (No. 9133692)

Be assured of two things:

1. The Republicans WILL ask the tough questions.

and

2. Madame VRWC will appear to answer but will be on auto-obfuscation pilot.

Oh, one more:
3. The Republicans will be ´´out of time´´ to follow-up.

Uh oh, one more!
4. She´ll have made her appearance, the Committees will be done with her, and John Effin can come in tomorrow, free and clear of this mess, while Her Hillness goes home on Bill´s arm to start building her 2016 campaign.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowcloud, 1/23/2013 8:09:47 AM     (No. 9133704)

An all time favorite of the Left: "What did you know and WHEN did you know it?"

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 1/23/2013 8:23:32 AM     (No. 9133721)

I´m not holding my breath. I doubt if "we the people" will ever find out who gave the order to stand down. That´s a pretty simple question.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/23/2013 8:23:43 AM     (No. 9133722)

They have heard from her in closed hearings, so most of this is for show anyway. But it would still be nice to see the GOP members give it to her anyway. They have waited a long time for this opportunity, and there should be no deference given to her.
As far as Ms Lamb and others.. they were fired, but then hired on in another area.. so no one lost their job permanently anyway...well, other than Chris Stevens and the other 3 brave heros. Pathetic! Heads should have rolled from this and if they dont get Obama in on the grilling end, I give up on them all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/23/2013 8:30:10 AM     (No. 9133733)

from her photo, she needs to see a detox dr.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/23/2013 8:43:47 AM     (No. 9133761)

Today´s pipe dream...PIAPS finally is fed up with being the door mat for all of the men in her life and fingers zippy for the stand down order and the whole gun running to Syria plot.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/23/2013 8:48:42 AM     (No. 9133773)

[applauding Sag for perfectly capturing the scene]

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/23/2013 8:52:54 AM     (No. 9133778)

Let´s see if they do a "close-up" with camera--I want to know if the flu, concussion and blood clot turned into facelift and botox treatments. Hard to tell while wearing those huge horn-rimmed specs with coke bottle glass.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jackson, 1/23/2013 8:56:35 AM     (No. 9133788)

Dream on gang. She will be treated like a queen by the Repubs. We know they are spineless weasels. "With all due respect Madame Secretary we are troubled by these questions... but Thank You sooooo much for appearing." That should be the best "grill" she gets. Pathetic? Yes. But you know I´m right.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/23/2013 8:56:51 AM     (No. 9133789)

I love me the sagman.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: john56, 1/23/2013 9:13:41 AM     (No. 9133826)

Which reminds me.

What´s the over/under on how many "I don´t recall" and its variants that Hillary! will give today.

And will it surpass the number of those answers she gave in her Grand Jury testimony over Whitewater/Cattle Futures/how Rose Law Firm billing records turned up in her private quarters.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: saucy, 1/23/2013 9:14:59 AM     (No. 9133830)

The bootlicking from the senators that is going on as she starts is just disgusting.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grady, 1/23/2013 9:17:20 AM     (No. 9133837)

First question should be:
Where are the surviving Americans and Why has our government hidden them from the public.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saucy, 1/23/2013 9:17:31 AM     (No. 9133839)

Her constant head-nodding is really disconcerting.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: flyonthewall, 1/23/2013 9:19:16 AM     (No. 9133844)

Menendez opening remarks alone qualify as a barf alert

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Reply 27 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/23/2013 9:23:32 AM     (No. 9133852)

Don´t you know its under investigation and I can´t comment.....

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 1/23/2013 9:24:00 AM     (No. 9133856)

Let the lying begin. The opening remarks required a major barf alert. Never heard such fawning, sycophantic babble from both sides. If I were an early morning drinker I´d be wasted by now if I took a shot each time the word transparency has already been used.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/23/2013 9:29:43 AM     (No. 9133870)

She is admitting to Aq being a real threat. She is the only one, as of yet. Obama declared them neutered. She is flying in the face of the status quo. I didn´t expect this.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: suejeanne, 1/23/2013 9:31:44 AM     (No. 9133877)

#25 - that´s what I want to know - where are the survivors - why no big "People" magazine with stories from those survivors -

oh, now she is talking so emotionally about putting her arm around the shoulders of those who lost loved ones in Benghazi -

I keep hanging on to that old saying, "the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, yet they grind exceedingly fine".

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Oysterhaven, 1/23/2013 9:32:50 AM     (No. 9133880)

Watching now. Why is her nose getting bigger? What a great actress. Nothing but a two bit lawyer.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Feebie, 1/23/2013 9:40:50 AM     (No. 9133896)

Kabuki

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Reply 33 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 1/23/2013 9:41:55 AM     (No. 9133900)

...i do not recall...i do not know...i do not remember...i´ll take the 5th.....

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 1/23/2013 9:42:19 AM     (No. 9133901)

No. 26, I am watching now, and she is not bobbing her head as she usually does. She is flailing and waving her arms. . . . What a piece of work.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/23/2013 9:43:35 AM     (No. 9133904)

And again, she mentions the American survivors.

WHERE?! Where are they?


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Reply 36 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 1/23/2013 9:47:25 AM     (No. 9133913)

Another drinking game possibility . . . a shot for every uh, ah, um. To those who think some work´s been done, I agree. Those coke bottle lenses are a dead giveaway.

It´s going to be a long morning for those of us who can´t look away from train wrecks.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: MissileMan742, 1/23/2013 9:49:51 AM     (No. 9133919)

Here´s a great idea for a drinking game: Every time she says "I don´t remember" or "I can´t recall", you drink a shot!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Oysterhaven, 1/23/2013 9:51:06 AM     (No. 9133921)

She stonewalls every question. And if the Senators would stop listening to themselves speak and ask a question.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/23/2013 9:58:46 AM     (No. 9133935)

I can´t do it. I tried, but I can´t listen. Her harsh, flat voice is the equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard. Imagine having to listen to it make speeches for 4 years.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/23/2013 9:59:41 AM     (No. 9133938)

The facts Ma´am. Just the facts. Who gave the order to stand down? One name.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 1/23/2013 10:01:57 AM     (No. 9133941)

Well hell´s bells. She is just an heroic patriot. Who knew? And those meanie GOPers are to blame for withholding requested funds.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: artlover, 1/23/2013 10:02:04 AM     (No. 9133942)

You won´t know any more after she talks than you do already. You know that she does not tell the truth about anything. Why bother?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: stryker714, 1/23/2013 10:04:31 AM     (No. 9133943)

She just said, "I said the consulate was attacked by well-armed militants" and the questioner gave her a "well done". ha ha ha ha. What a leader. Not.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 1/23/2013 10:10:09 AM     (No. 9133948)

Once she starts "ya know"ing, ya know she´s reeeally lying, plus the arms start flailing more.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: saucy, 1/23/2013 10:14:56 AM     (No. 9133961)

Her aggression with her loud, obnoxious and odious voice is enough to keep her out of the public for the rest of her life.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: vwlarry, 1/23/2013 10:17:19 AM     (No. 9133970)

Had to turn it off. At home sick with the flu and this ain´t helping. They´re ALL in this together. Republicrats. Worst of all, they all think we´re STUPID.

O-U-T-R-A-G-E.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 1/23/2013 10:21:06 AM     (No. 9133978)

I watched Barbara Boxer "grilling" (feeding her the answers) her for about 2 min. I knew I wouldn´t hear anything worth my time so I turned to the weather station since I was doing exercises. Much easier on the blood pressure.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/23/2013 10:23:32 AM     (No. 9133984)

Watching it live as well.. I can only hope we are getting the pats on the back oout of the way, so we can get to the real questions. I noticed for some reason that Sen McCain is later in the questioners. Assume for a reason that Rubio was not tougher.. they surely have a game plan. and isnt there a house hearing today with her also??

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/23/2013 10:23:40 AM     (No. 9133985)

So she admits. 25-30 evacuees from Benghazi.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: nightvision, 1/23/2013 10:26:31 AM     (No. 9133996)

#5, Kudos, sagman! Brilliant, as always!

I just heard her say, "Number two..."
Probably the only true statement they´ll get out of her.

Oops, she´s getting all worked up and yelling.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/23/2013 10:27:06 AM     (No. 9133998)

oooh shes angry and yelling now! getting a little testy when actually pushed on response. the word "video" is not mentioned

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Reply 52 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/23/2013 10:30:55 AM     (No. 9134008)

Trying to analyze the coke-bottle glasses. She evidently can´t put her contacts in, but for what reason? I didn´t know a blood clot or a concussion would present a problem in wearing contacts. The only thing I can think of would be an eye infection. Or is this a subtle hint to the Congressional committees that you don´t punch someone wearing glasses - especially big thick ones. Or is this another subtle way of hiding? The picture on Drudge makes her look like the head secretary in a law office.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: saucy, 1/23/2013 10:31:09 AM     (No. 9134009)

Ron Johnson hit a nerve!!!
She´s screaming......can´t answer about video.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/23/2013 10:34:31 AM     (No. 9134022)

Rubio what the hxll was that? You Repubs are sickening. Not a worthwhile question from this pitiful group.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: catfur27, 1/23/2013 10:36:41 AM     (No. 9134036)

...the dishonest media stands at the ready...with their brooms and rug

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/23/2013 10:43:30 AM     (No. 9134062)

IS she wearing s demure shade of pink? As for the glasses; she´s ratcheting up her seriousness for 2016.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/23/2013 10:44:30 AM     (No. 9134065)

Where is Benghazi?

It wasn´t clear!

Why didn´t you make a call to some of those who escaped?

It wasn´t clear who they were.

When they escaped do you know where they went?

It wasn´t clear.

How many were there who es....?

It wasn´t clear. But, all the investigations confirm that what wasn´t clear was a fantastic job by the IC! It takes time to get help to these incidents.

Help was within hours. Why were they asked to stand down?

It wasn´t clear!!!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/23/2013 10:46:23 AM     (No. 9134070)

watching and retching at the same time. How I wish Jesse Helms were alive and there!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 1/23/2013 10:53:39 AM     (No. 9134098)

The Maverick just let her have it. She will blather on now so he has no time to respond.It´s all about funding, John.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/23/2013 10:55:03 AM     (No. 9134105)

Republicans: Secretary Clinton, where you aware of the attack on Benghazi?

Mrs. Clinton: I bumped my head. Ow. Where am I?

Republicans: Dyuh, well, OK. That concludes our blue ribbon congressional committee investigation into this matter.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/23/2013 11:00:32 AM     (No. 9134123)

The Republicans are doing just fine in spite of the usual trolls who never miss a beat in bad mouthing them. Can you picture how the media and dems would scream and pat the hag´s shoulders and soothe her with soft ball praises for her bravery?

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Reply 62 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/23/2013 11:02:11 AM     (No. 9134126)

Just like Obamao sending 16 F-16s and 200 tanks to Morsi Muslim controlled Egypt, sir Billary will do whatever is the worst thing that can be done. It´s all a monster, hideous, media supported joke on America.
Back up liar, news actor, Diane Sawyer, is a leading traitor of them all.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/23/2013 11:14:55 AM     (No. 9134164)

Her screaming at portman´s questioning "what does it matter?" Is consistent with an alcoholic personality.
Melendez-with his sex romps with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic and an illegal sex predator in his office is the perfect Dem Chairman for foreign Relations/s.
Old Liver Lips looks the part of the slimy politician.
Rand Paul is great-finally.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: saucy, 1/23/2013 11:15:45 AM     (No. 9134167)

Yeah, Rand Paul!!!!

Asking hard questions - that HRC Can NOT answer.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 1/23/2013 11:21:10 AM     (No. 9134187)

She just sat there and lied to Rand Paul. She didn´t know anything about Turkey??? Stevens´ last meeting was with Turkey´s ambassador.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/23/2013 11:25:33 AM     (No. 9134199)

Can´t watch this pretentious witch just like I can´t listen to King Barry . . . . Is anyone even getting near to asking her about the phoney Youtube video cover- up or is that too much to hope for?
Anyone?


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Reply 67 - Posted by: Memphis, 1/23/2013 3:25:25 PM     (No. 9134814)

Why don´t they ask about why she has not discussed Ambassador Stevens and Obama giving arms to the terrorist.

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Reason Magazine, by Brian Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:05:36 AM     Post Reply
The immediate "crisis" portion of the standoff involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over his cattle grazing on federal land ended last week. Whether this will be end of Bundy´s troubles with the BLM, who have been in court with him over his refusal to pay fees to them for decades, remains to be seen, with the Bundys reporting that they´ve received registered mail from the BLM this week that they haven´t opened yet. I blogged about a lot of the factual background of the conflict here, with links to some relevant court documents. This story

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Spotlighting a law that stripped
U.S.-born women of citizenship
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:43:03 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm discovered that under an obscure 1907 law, his grandmother Elsie, born and raised in Minnesota, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship after marrying an immigrant from Sweden. Swalm had never heard of the Expatriation Act that required a U.S.-born woman who married a foreigner to "take the nationality of her husband." Swalm, who lives in Minneapolis, found out about the law

Russian Regular Forces To Invade
"NewRussia" Between May 4 And 9?
Forbes, by Paul Roderick Gregory    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:37:58 AM     Post Reply
This “Open Letter to the Friends of Ukraine,” by a guest columnist who writes under the pen name of Irina Gokieli, dated April 19, offers the author’s pessimistic scenario of forthcoming events in what Vladimir Putin now calls “NewRussia.” “NewRussia” encompasses southeastern Ukraine and parts of Moldova. She predicts an invasion by regular Russian troops near the end of the first week of May under the pretext of restoring order, although she does not rule out, as an alternative, an alliance of Putin with certain Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs. Notably the author makes a persuasive case that the long-term consequences

Liberals now love Barry Goldwater,
but his 1964 loss won the GOP’s future
Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:32:07 AM     Post Reply
TO THE RECENT spate of 50th-anniversary reflections on major political and cultural milestones — the 1963 March on Washington, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show — get ready to add another: The presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater, the most influential loser in modern American politics. Goldwater was nicknamed “Mr. Conservative,” but now even liberals adore him. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. penned an essay a few years back effusive in its praise for Goldwater, whom he described as an exemplar of civility, decency, and integrity. Goldwater was “neither mean-spirited nor racist,” wrote Kennedy; he challenged



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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