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White House struggles to respond
to new Benghazi revelations

Washington Times, by Susan Crabtree

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/8/2013 11:24:14 PM

The White House on Wednesday stood by its story that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi nearly five days after it occurred even though new revelations show Ansar al-Sharia’s direct involvement. Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and a self-described whistleblower, testified before a Congressional committee Wednesday that the body of Ambassador J. Christpher Stevens was missing for hours during the attack after being dragged out of the diplomatic post in Benghazi.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/8/2013 11:30:38 PM     (No. 9317484)

So the administration takes advantage of the uncertainty to propose a lie as the root cause of the attack. And then repeated it to the UN. And then jailed the videographer. And by the way, this is the first I have read that the hospital was run by Ansar al-Sharia.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/8/2013 11:31:06 PM     (No. 9317482)

There is no response. They abandoned Americans in their time of need. It is inexcusable!!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 5/8/2013 11:47:01 PM     (No. 9317491)

Is there anyone, ANYONE, someone, SOMEONE in the White House press corps who will ask the nerdlet Carney this question: Have your little gonads descended yet?

This stooge was Time magazine´s man in Moscow?!? Unbelieveable.

Follow-up question for an enterprising WH reporter to His Nerdness: Are those highlights in your hair, Blondie?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/9/2013 1:03:08 AM     (No. 9317522)

I am appalled by the democrats who are defending the lies, deceit and horrific lack of leadership that let four brave Americans be murdered. I watched Juan Williams defend all actions by Hillary, and he looked and sounded like the fool that he is. I agree with Michelle M. that Juan did not even have the decency to watch the hearings. He is all mouth and no brain. Why Fox keeps this moron on their payroll is really stupid; he is truly a fool and a moron.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Twiggy, 5/9/2013 2:10:02 AM     (No. 9317541)

I totally agree with you on Juan. I can´t stomach that man. He´s such an idiot.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flatwater, 5/9/2013 3:19:10 AM     (No. 9317565)

So, Obama spent weeks and weeks knowingly lying to us to cover up his indifference to the murder of four Americans by al-Qaeda terrorists on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks....

So what?

Democrats are ALLOWED TO LIE about ANY subject. It´s the Clinton Principle. Their little liars at Associated Press, NBC, ABC, CNN and the New York Times lie on behalf of the DNC every single day.

No one here really thinks that Brian Williams is an actual journalist, do they? How about Wolf Blitzer? Chris Matthews? Paul Krugman?

These people are frauds, indifferent to truth, impervious to fact and reason. Happily, we have four more years of open treason to look forward to.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/9/2013 3:36:16 AM     (No. 9317570)

#6, we have more than four years. The democrats proved today that they will protect Hillary at all cost. They have sold their souls to the progressive agenda. They are without conscience when they can deny the truth. Nothing matters to them now but putting Hillary in the White House.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/9/2013 4:51:44 AM     (No. 9317588)

Agree, #7. But Hillary will be a pretty tired-looking 70 by 2016. Perhaps she will not be up to the campaign by then. The Lord will have the last say on that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rod reese, 5/9/2013 5:25:06 AM     (No. 9317596)

The Obama "administration" consists of America haters, liars and idiots.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 5/9/2013 5:41:52 AM     (No. 9317601)

That the White House claims, "that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi nearly five days after it occurred" shows either one of two things (perhaps both):

1) They are complete and utterly incompetent fools.
2) They truly believe that all Americans are idiots since they consistently treat us all in that manner.

Something to keep uppermost in the minds of Americans - No one DIED during Watergate or it´s cover-up.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 5/9/2013 5:51:11 AM     (No. 9317608)

Billy Flynn´s tapdance is about to begin.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 5/9/2013 6:43:36 AM     (No. 9317644)

One could hope that the Republicans who declined to vote in the last election because Romney wasn´t perfect enough will have learned a lesson. They are the ones I really blame for this. The welfare crowd and Birkenstock liberals are a lost cause and need to be run over and forced to sit down and shut up.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bubby, 5/9/2013 6:53:08 AM     (No. 9317648)

Didn´t Hillary thank the Libyans for "dragging" the Ambassador to the hospital and trying to save him? It turns out that was a lie also. So nothing we were told was true yet the Democrats and msm continue cover for Hillary, Obama and Panetta. How disgusting they have become and we will pay the price with other attacks as world now know how weak we are now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Former lurker, 5/9/2013 7:13:36 AM     (No. 9317666)

I think Krauthammer got to the underlying truth.

Where was the President???

Why is everyone risking their credibility to keep this essential information from us? Obama was somewhere, he was doing something...Would someone just ask the question.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cake crumb, 5/9/2013 7:18:17 AM     (No. 9317670)

Doesn´t matter what terrorist group committed the murders of 4 brave Americans, the fact is they did and The Won and Hillary watched it happen and did nothing.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 5/9/2013 7:22:58 AM     (No. 9317676)

Where was the President?

Maybe only Reggie Love knows.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lancelink1, 5/9/2013 7:27:04 AM     (No. 9317682)

"Bush´s fault" versus "Benghazi was a long long time ago".

We can vent all we want but by the end of the day don´t let your head explode when nothing comes of this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Judith, 5/9/2013 7:35:12 AM     (No. 9317694)

As a child I watched tv movies/shows where the good guys (us, the brits)were under attack by overwhelming groups of the enemy (indians, zulus, etc)and the sometimes tragedy when reinforcements did not arrive on time. They were ALWAYS sent, just didn´t make it in time.
Fast forward to today, when real heroes are holding down the fort and the word they get about reinforcements is.....never mind. And they die a horrible death. And the people in power, responsible for sending in the reinforcements, feel entitled to not be held accountable for this slaughter.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pindarjr, 5/9/2013 7:44:28 AM     (No. 9317705)

Jihadists and Progressives share the righteous belief that lying in order to confound their enemies and achieve their aims is not a sin, but a virtue and this is a dangerous problem because both groups consider America the enemy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pineledger, 5/9/2013 8:12:42 AM     (No. 9317737)

I´ve felt all along that on 9/11/12 there was a little too much happy hour -- after all this was on the eve of a big fund-raising trip to Vegas. I want to know where PIAPS was. Haven´t we been told that The Won had a 4 am departure on AF1 and retired early? Doesn´t wash. AF1 has a bed for his highness.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 5/9/2013 8:23:43 AM     (No. 9317751)

Now about that birth certificate ..

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LZK, 5/9/2013 8:30:34 AM     (No. 9317765)

Well -- poster #2 -- the response for ALL Americans -- with this administration -- is "you´re on your own".....

The only thing that counts with this PC crowd is -- taking taxpayer´s money in the form of taxes for their political buddies and the "trips" they can make.....the luxury they live in (not by efforts on their part -- but by the blood and sweat of Joe sixpack)...

WE the people are getting the message loud and clear. The boomers are in charge and "what difference does it make" -- who gets killed....

LZK

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Felixcat, 5/9/2013 8:34:48 AM     (No. 9317775)

How many people died at Abu Ghraib? None but months of coverage on every news channel. Cindy Sheehan and months and months of her protests on every news channel. Cheney and Halliburton - all eight years of the Bush Adminstration on every news channel. Valerie Plame - and months and months of coverage on every news channel - even a special prosecutor. But FOUR dead Americans - abandononed by their own government and it´s all politics sayeth Juan Williams, Rep Cummings and Maloney etc ad nauseum. A pox on all of them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stryker714, 5/9/2013 8:51:47 AM     (No. 9317805)

How many lies are we up to now? Clinton must have an interest in Burger King because she loves whoppers. Mr Issa did an excellent job during the proceedings. It was noted that some of the democrats just talked right over Mr Hicks, etc.

So we now know that the military says no stand down order was given, yet a rescue team in Tripoli was not "authorized" to go help in Benghazi. The oh so helpful Libyans who took Stevens to the hospital, took him to a medical facility controlled by the attackers. Oooh ha that must smart on Hillary´s accounting of the whole debacle. Perhaps Stevens was still alive and the time he was mysteriously missing was torture time? Why would his deceased body get transported around by the attackers?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: EnsignO, 5/9/2013 8:53:11 AM     (No. 9317808)

There is no acceptable excuse for a non-response to the attack! Anyone with half an understanding of the American military wouldn´t buy what this Administration is selling.

An old military slogan best describes how all branches of American services are dedicated to a mission. The C-I-C probably has never heard it nor would he understand the pride that goes with it. "The difficult we do immediately and the impossible takes a little longer."

No one can tell me that it wouldn´t have sent a loud and clear message to the thugs who were attacking if the fly boys did a couple of low passes over the Consulate in Benghazi.

Obama hasn´t a clue about the military and its might. He has never bothered to find out how it functions and all of its traditions. The Benghazi fiasco is an insult to the millions of men and women who have willingly fought for our country and the freedom that Obama enjoys; yet, he is doing his da@#est to destroy it. I say "A pox on Obama and his Administration!"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 5/9/2013 9:06:58 AM     (No. 9317829)

No 25, I wish someone in the military would re-read their oath to "preserve, protect, and defend against all enemies. . . . ."

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TxEngr1, 5/9/2013 9:16:27 AM     (No. 9317842)

#25 is dead on. This politically-driven fiasco is a humiliation for those forces that had any ability to respond but were stood down. I refuse to believe that they stood down on their own. This is command by negation time. Prepare to respond, move out, and execute until the stand-down order is received. Who issued that order (rhetorical question)?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zek, 5/9/2013 9:17:44 AM     (No. 9317846)

It has become increasing clear to me that the media runs this country. They control the message to the masses, and we aren´t the masses. They don´t care what happened in Benghazi. They care about protecting abortion, advancing gay marriage and redistributing the wealth of the conservative rich.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: K620, 5/9/2013 9:41:10 AM     (No. 9317901)

#11, I love your reference. But Billy Flynn´s tap dance began some time ago ("a long time ago" according to Jay Carney). It began with the President in the Rose Garden and with Hillary blaming the video the next day, with Susan Rice a couple of days later on five news shows blaming the video, with the notice our country published in Pakistan blaming the video, with Hillary standing over the caskets of four dead Americans and blaming the video, with the midnight arrest and jailing of the video maker, with the President´s speech at the U.N. Oh, they´ve been tap dancing for a long time, and the lo fos are razzle-dazzled. God help us.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/9/2013 9:44:33 AM     (No. 9317911)

I don´r see any struggle. I see confident lying. I see continuous cover-up and wagon circulating.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/9/2013 9:45:26 AM     (No. 9317913)

We´ll never know where zippy was during the attack. We can ask and ask until the day we die and all we´ll get is lies.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/9/2013 9:58:48 AM     (No. 9317939)

#31, he was not at his post. Period.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lt782, 5/9/2013 10:03:34 AM     (No. 9317948)

Zero ordered that nothing be done and prepared for Las Vegas. End of story.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: geoman, 5/9/2013 10:29:19 AM     (No. 9318007)

Re: #12 - I was thinking just the opposite. Romney by design stuck to economics when he had the best chance since Reagan-Carter to emphasize distinctions between a socialist ideology enamored with Islam and conservative American values. He held the match to light the fuse on exposing the administration´s craven lies about Benghazi, then watched helplessly when two liars stamped it out right in front of him - and he never tried to re-light it afterwards.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/9/2013 10:35:45 AM     (No. 9318020)

What revelations?

I did not see or hear anything that will even ruffle the Administrations skirts.

Lame Lame Lame

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Reply 36 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 5/9/2013 10:43:34 AM     (No. 9318043)

I expect nothing or worse from democrats and I am never disappointed. I want the REPUBLICANS to understand that if they let this blow over, they will each be held responsible at the next election and ANY Republican running against them will get my vote.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Italiano, 5/9/2013 10:56:55 AM     (No. 9318091)

To those of us who were around during Watergate, the "cancer growing" on this Administration makes Nixon´s look like a wart.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lil dotty, 5/9/2013 11:25:17 AM     (No. 9318157)

Oh my, judging by her picture on this page, Bill´s Hill doesn´t look well at the moment. Is it even possible she might find herself looking even worse in the next few years? Time is running short for her. That´s a lot of struggling to overcome these revelations

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Donna M, 5/9/2013 11:25:57 AM     (No. 9318161)

I am hoping--no, praying--that like any accident or plane crash, a concatenation of events will bring down this Pretender President and permanently knock out PIAPS.

1) Growing economic weakness instead of real recovery. Rising real unemployment and underemployment--layoffs, hour cutbacks, more people exiting the workforce
2) Declining corporate revenues and the inevitable end of increasing profits--because there´s nothing left to squeeze.
3) The green shoots turning brown--the rolling weakness, cutbacks and failures of once-promising companies hyperlocal media, health tech and IT/internet.
4) The failure of Obamacare coming this year and next-and 10-30% increase in insurance premiums right now.
5) The bill coming in Federal debt due for squandering on Solyndra, Fisker.
6) The rejection of immigration reform, limiting immigration (Boston Marathon), rising crime rates by immigrants and because of the economy, demands for cutting back on H1B visas in favor of American workers.
7) The Jamie Dimon/J.P. Morgan witchhunt because Dimon is critical of the Fed, the SEC and Treasury--and Obama´s economic policies--this will have incredible blowback. Jack Welch and even Tiny Bloomie are backing Dimon. More from Charlie Gasparino http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/all_out_war_to_shut_up_jamie_dimon_qFllxzykcLL3DmUumO4xNK
8) The growing realization that we are failing on the world stage, binLaden´s death solved nothing--and becoming a terroristic target at home.
9) Benghazi and the drip, drip, drip of lies
10) The seeding of traitors through this Administration
11) The corruption of the culture and decency, where Obama and Moochelle are seen as enablers.

May this flock of chickens come home to roost!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/9/2013 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9318225)

So what does the community organizer do? Face the press? No, he heads to Texas to agitate young people at a high school and any illegal immigrants who will listen. He will be vilifying Ted Cruz´s stance on immigration. Cruz has him flustered. A male version of Sarah Palin. So he breaks out his Saul Alinsky manual and takes to the skies. Typical.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: rocco49, 5/9/2013 3:44:28 PM     (No. 9318593)

ALL LIES and TOTAL FRAUD...are you proud now, you dumbass LoMoFo ignorant under-educated kool-aid slurping agenda - believing college nerd ghetto rap clown voters who believed the ass-press, Candy Crowley, CNN, MSNBC, the network liars, and your newspaper liars??? You bought the lies from Biden, Obama, Clinton....and you still believe Carney´s lies?? I believe we have entered ....The Twilight Zone! Bizarro World!

We are truly surrounded by idiots...Pray For America...and Justice.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Billyc, 5/9/2013 4:03:28 PM     (No. 9318631)

What difference does it make , utterance of this incompetent liar and President wannabe, Hillary. Still waiting to know even after Yesterdays Benghazi revelations, what was Obama doing the evening of 9/11 while 4 heroes were fighting for their lives? The other thrust should keep asking get an answer the reason why Fighter jets F15´s et F16´s based at Sicily were not called into action( 15 to 20 minutes flying time)to dissuade the terrorists attacking the Benghazi Consulate Compound. Panetta you may recall a day or two after 9/11 publically stated they had no transports ready for the help mission. Low flying fighters would have been sufficient and enough to ensure the US meant business. Also when are the gags being taken off the survivors of the Benghazi Consulate .This tyrant in the White house has to come down to earth make it known he works for us.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Rafter, 5/9/2013 4:03:38 PM     (No. 9318632)

#12 is correct.

You have to vote in the better guy who will get rid of this hideous crowd.

The self-righteous purists refused to vote out the Wannabe Kommie Dicktater.
Blacks turned out in higher percentages than whites. Look who WON. No mystery.

Now we have some complaining that they want to blame more GOP´ers for this.
Just shoot yourself, whydoncha?
It would have the same effect.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 5/9/2013 4:26:39 PM     (No. 9318670)

Want revenge?
Then force congress to limit their SS security to 4 per shift for the WH residents and 2 each for top admin. heads of dept.
Since Hillary was a senator and now retired Sec. State lift her ex-president´s wife security and make all the critters hire their own.
Obe won´t stay at he WH because he is terrified it is a terror target.If he can´t run with dozens around him he will have to hide in the bunker and there goes his community organizing on our dimes.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ocho reales, 5/9/2013 5:27:28 PM     (No. 9318747)

NAMES. I want names. What is the name of the military officer who told the rescue troops to stand down? What is the name of the person who told him? Who in the DOD told them to stand down. Who told the DOD top man to stand down. I want to know the 5 to 8 names in the chain of command who endorsed this cowardice. Orders were given by people. People who have names. I want their names. I want to know who is responsible for letting our people die. NAMES!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 5/9/2013 5:46:19 PM     (No. 9318770)

I am with Cruz: NEVER give an illegal alien the right to vote. His punishment should be: you remain a second class citizen because you broke the law. You can stay. Your children born on Amerian soil are American citizens (until we pass an Amendment to the Constitution). You pay taxes. You get no benefits. The privilege to live and work here is all you get. And along with that: specific laws and regulations to immediately deport every illegal entrant after the effective date of the law. Anything less is treason.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: lencu255, 5/9/2013 6:43:50 PM     (No. 9318841)

#44 - I agree, BUT
1 - how Bush used his 6 years of majority???
2 - where is our heroic House majority leader (leaders)? Should I mention the behavior of repubics in "bipartisan" legislation, like financial laws, immigration, sequestration?
3 - how did it work to our advantage having "conservative" judge Roberts?
4 - what did repubics do to break the incessant assault on US Constitution?
5 - why repubics gobble up the seizure by the leftists all the media (digital media as well), education, entertainment (you can continue the list)?
I mean, we vote, we even elect, and what is the end result?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: strike3, 5/9/2013 7:40:23 PM     (No. 9318910)

Good summary #39. I believe the near future of America will make the deaths of only four people look like a good day. When obama finally succeeds in crashing the economy and the rest of the world sees how weak our government has become, it´s going to get REALLY ugly. We will be battling forces from within and from the outside. The people who allowed this to happen will not be able to run far enough, I don´t care how deep their doomsday shelters go.

Juan Williams is paid to be an idiot, just like Alan Combs and Bob Beckel are. Fox´s idea of fair and balanced gives the good guys ready targets. Or maybe there simply is no such thing as an intelligent liberal.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: ArtieC, 5/9/2013 8:28:50 PM     (No. 9318976)

After the way the democrats and the media circled the wagons around that liar and serial adulterer Bill Clinton and smeared anybody who tried to get the truth out, I´m not appalled by anything they do.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: get er done, 5/9/2013 10:50:44 PM     (No. 9319122)

As the "White House struggles to respond to new Benghazi revelations", the families and friends of the dead Ambassador and three dead heros struggle to live with their losses. The brave Benghazi whistle blowers struggle with the supression and intimidation by their "superiors" at the State Department, and from who knows else. The House Republicans struggle with the pathetically lame media bias.



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On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 5:39:19 PM     Post Reply
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition. Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park

Palin on Sebelius Replacement Sylvia
Burwell: ´You Can´t Make This Stuff Up´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/12/2014 5:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year. After accepting Kathleen Sebelius´ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is the same person who sent the email initiating the barricading of the memorials, even as veterans were arriving in D.C. on their "honor flights" to see the memorials that they built. Palin, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment
Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The


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