For the past five months, the Republican message on foreign policy message has been defined by a single word: Benghazi. Ever since the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. compound in that Libyan city, Republicans have obsessed over the episode. Mitt Romney made Benghazi a favorite talking point in the 2012 campaign home stretch. More recently, Republicans have invoked Benghazi to shoot down one would-be cabinet nominee, Susan Rice, and delay two others, Chuck Hagel and John Brennan. They have dragged a parade of administration officials, including Hillary Clinton
Comments: You can tell this has Barry and his media lackeys nervous. This is a whitewash piece which pretty much acknowledges the incompetence and subsequent cover-up, but then wonders why people insist on getting to the bottom of it. America better keep up the pressure because this stinks.
Remember the Valerie Plane affair? That was a complete pseudo-scandal made up out of whole cloth by leftists within our government - an investigation initiated without an underlying crime - a complete farce and total witch hunt, and these clowns have the nerve to ask what the GOP´s obsession is ? We have credible evidence of the POTUS and Sec. State, both with documented histories of lying to the public, conspiring to cover-up the murder of several U.S. citizens, including an ambassador, to conceal the fact that their policies have failed and that they ignored warnings of the attacks. Bill and Hillary got away with the flight 800 cover-up, Barry and Hillary ought not skate away from this.
Perhaps Mr. Crowley would next like to explore the Left´s obsession with kissing Barack Obama´s posterior. And what about obsessions? Was the left´s endless coverage of Watergate an obsession? No one died. Iran-Contra? Bush and supposed cocaine use...supposed TANG misadventures...a DUI 20 years before running for president...Robert Bork...Clarence Thomas...Scooter Libby, etc Matthew Crowley is either a true believer or an idiot.
I don´t think we ever got to the truth about the Eric Holder Mexican gun fiasco either. If an American Ambassador don´t count why should many Mexican and a US border patrol agent killed by Obama and his cronies make any difference!
I found it interesting that within the entire article, no mention was made of what happened. Oh, it was "deadly" and a "tragedy" and he even made a vague mention of 4 American deaths. But nothing was described or explained as though we ALL know exactly the incident that the author refers to because it´s been explained so well so many times.
Gee Michael. With a puff piece like this you may be invited to the next presidential trap shoot at Camp David. By the way in case you didn´t notce, no on was fired at State for this incompetence, they were merely hidden in other jobs. Gany Crowley sould have been fired for the misinformation she provided at the debate, and it was obvious that she had been prepared by the 0blamer machine for that scene. Further there is an ill w blowing in the mieast today, in case you had not noticed. Maybe you should watch 2016 for some original, if seemingly outrageous ideas. Just keep them in the back of your mind if you get short of ideas for a motive.
Hey airhead it should be the obsession of every red blooded American to reveal what really happened in Benghazi, just as Obama and his crowd are obsessed with raising our TAXES...it is time for an intervention, he needs professional help!
We must accept the fact that our president cares nothing about those Americans killed in Benghazi - one ambassador, one consulate employee, two CIA operatives that were former Seals. Obama does not care about anyone other than his daughters and Valerie Jarrett. He only cares about his own power.
The legacy media is beginning to admit to themselves they have been duped and used. It´s too late for them to do the right thing.
As for Hillary, she cares only about her political future. She has no value and will be almost 70 years old, older than Goofus Biden, when she hopes to run form president. An old white Democrat surrounded by more old white Democrats.
It is becoming more and more clear Obama does not plan to leave in 2016.
What is it with these lib-idiots with the last name Crowley. First Candy, then Monica (who´s sis is married to bagface Alan Colmes) and now this dope. I´m so sorry to burst your bubble(head) Mikey but you nitwits in the press have helped Odumbo and his administration lie, cover up and dismiss the truth about Benghazi. The GOP liquid spined eunichs need to pound this issue to get to the truth of the matter. The people who died and those that were injured deserve nothing less. Also if this keeps the Obamanation under it´s well deserved black cloud so much the better.
First, Obama and Clinton denied our people any security in a nation that barely had a government and had a violent revolution. That is a gross violation of common sense and worthy of a charge of homicide against those that refused to provide any security and for Clinton because of her refusal to do her job.
While our people were under attack no effort was made to rescue them despite the fact that we had jets 1 hour away in Italy. Someone told our on the scene Seals to stand down and do nothing while our people were murdered. Obama even fired an admiral and general for refusing to obey an order to provide no help. Lastly, even though Obama knew that our people were being murdered, he got good night’s sleep. Clinton was right about 3 AM phone calls.
After the attack Obama´s primary concern was preventing knowledge of his failures from affecting his reelection. He spent weeks lying about a video. He lied again in the debate when he claimed that he called it a terrorist attack. Then there was his promise to make the attackers pay for these murders. It was a lie. Obama doesn´t want to catch them. He must be afraid of what these terrorists will say? Was Obama providing weapons to Al Qaeda? Did they use the weapon Obama provided to murder our people? Judging on Obama´s past actions, such as fast and furious, you have to expect the worst from Obama.
So in light of these failures and the murders of our people why hasn’t Time and the rest of the Obama media asked any questions of Obama? Why haven’t they investigated this disaster? The answer is that they aren’t reporters anymore. They belong to the Goebbels school of journalism now.
Sift everything. Sift the weeks of testimony, the theatrics, the recriminations, the tears. Sift the months of noisy commentary — the relentless, pounding, grating noise. One image remains, clinging there to our consciousness. Sturdy, permanent, enduring, a distillation — a takeaway. In the moment that the hoodie — Trayvon Martin’s hoodie — appeared in Courtroom 5D in Seminole County, Fla., it was as if the air sluiced out the door. There was a breathless, aching stillness. Prosecutors displayed the dark gray sweatshirt that Martin wore on the last night of his life in an enormous, rectangular, thickly three-dimensional frame.
A Sharia committee in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo issued a fatwa that croissants are forbidden because their link with colonialism, according to an article on Tuesday in the London based Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat. The ruling said that the croissant, which is in the shape of the French crescent, celebrates the European victory over the Muslims, as the crescent is a slogan of the Islamic state. This is a sign of the Islamization of Syria in areas under the control of the Islamist dominated rebels. Traditionally, Aleppo has practiced a more moderate form of Islam
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”
Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal recently that President Obama’s decision to suspend the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act “raises grave concerns about his understanding of the role of the executive in our system of government.” Specifically, Article II, Section 3, of the Constitution states that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” and McConnell emphasizes that “this is a duty, not a discretionary power.
Starting Aug. 6, protesters across the country will rally at highway overpasses each Tuesday and display signs calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, 15 local protesters got an early start. They gathered at the Harper Road exit on Interstate 40 in Clemmons for three hours for what the organizer of the event, Michelle Taylor, said is “a precursor to the national movement.” What do you think about the “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” movement? Protesters wielded hand-made signs declaring "Impeach Obama" and flags, joining in what is called “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
A defiant Anthony Weiner said again Tuesday he will not quit the race for New York City mayor, posting a new video on his website that he´ll continue to fight amid the furor over his lewd messages to women. "Quit isn´t the way we roll in New York City," Weiner said in the minute-long video. "We fight through tough things." Weiner´s video message comes as the Quinnipiac Poll shows he has dropped to fourth place among Democrats and trails City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by 11 percentage points among likely Democratic primary voters. The primary is Sept. 10.
There are places you can safely promote global warming. California, Florida or the surface of the sun. But going to pitch Global Warming in Nebraska or North Dakota or the North Pole is just not going to end well.(snip) “For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama said. Nothing fascist about that. Bob Oglesby, climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told Saturday’s crowd Nebraska is expected to warm by 4 to 10 degrees during the next century.
A petition to the US administration to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group has gathered 120,000 signatures as of 5pm on Tuesday. The petition was created on 7 July and gathered more than a hundred thousand signatures in less than a month. The petition, offered by We the People portal on the White House website stated that the Brotherhood had a long history of violence and terrorism against its opponents. It also accused the Brotherhood of having direct ties with terrorist groups such as Hamas.
The powerful National Automobile Dealers Association is facing a backlash over its choice of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the keynote speaker for its big annual convention. (snip)"When I see the announcement that the ´Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton´ will be giving the keynote address, the hair on my back just sticks up," the News quotes Jon Lind, general manager of a Ford-Lincoln dealership in Burlington, Colo., as saying. Not all auto dealers are Republicans. President Bill Clinton´s former chief of staff, Thomas "Mack" McClarty, is a top executive in an auto dealer group based in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials including Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with civil rights leaders and local elected officials Monday about aggressive efforts to protect minority participation in the electoral process following last months´ decision by the Supreme Court that neutralized a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Texas was singled out last week by Attorney Holder when the Justice Department sided with minority groups in a Texas redistricting case before a federal court.
WASHINGTON - The FBI arrested 150 people across the United States for holding children against their will for prostitution, a three-day weekend sweep that officials on Monday called the largest-ever operation of its kind. The suspects were arrested in 76 U.S. cities and are expected to face state and federal charges related to sex crimes and human trafficking, FBI and U.S. Justice Department officials said at a news conference. FBI agents and local police recovered 105 children during the operation at truck stops, motels, casinos and other places where they were held against their will for prostitution, officials said.
About 10 days ago, we posted a story about an almost 40 year-old photo that was taken by Joseph Crachiola. A former news photographer in the Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens, Mich., Crachiola had happened upon five children playing not far from his newsroom at the Macomb Daily and shot the above photo. Crachiola posted the photo on Facebook, because it seemed like balm for the anger many people had over the recent acquittal of Florida resident George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and it struck a chord. Facebook hits and shares immediately skyrocketed.
There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;
Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding in his financial disclosure forms, says a government accountability group. Ethics watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center examined the federal Financial Disclosure Reports for both Weiner and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin for 2010, the year of their wedding. The cost for the ceremony was at least $100,000 but probably ran closer to $250,000 including all
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Many low-income families receive government assistance to help them purchase food and housing. Diapers are another story, a new study suggests. In what they are calling the first peer-reviewed study to quantify diaper need, Yale University researchers have found nearly a third of mothers cannot afford to purchase their infants diapers, raising health risks for not only babies but for moms who become stressed over the finances. "Notably absent from the antipoverty efforts targeting families is an essential staple for the health of children, diapers," wrote the researchers, led by Dr. Megan Smith,
Mideast: The sequester has "cost jobs," says President Obama, and "gutted investments in education and science and medical research." But somehow he´s earmarked $500 million for Hamas terrorists. Circumventing Congress and with no fanfare, President Obama last week issued an executive order enabling him to send an additional $500 million directly to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank — much of which you can bet will wind up going to the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist organization. According to Obama, "it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of" Congress´ legislative restrictions "in
The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law. “The thing about this law is I just think it assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, said at a National Bar Association event in Miami Beach. “I think we have to change these laws so people don’t get
A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended sweeping changes in the approach to cancer detection and treatment, including changes in the very definition of cancer and eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses. (Snip) The group, which includes some of the top scientists in cancer research, also suggested that many lesions detected during breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and other cancer screenings should not be called cancer at all but should instead be reclassified as IDLE conditions, which stands for “indolent lesions of
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender