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State Department officials: No protest outside Libya mission ahead of attack

October 10, 2012 Officials from the State Department say that they had never concluded that the attack on the U.S. mission in Libya was prompted by an anti-Muslim film, as the administration initially claimed, according to the Associated Press and ABC News. The news comes as Republicans in Congress are set to hold...

Officer claims 'pressure' to reduce security at Libya mission

October 9, 2012 A green beret officer who was involved in security at the U.S. mission in Libya that came under attack in September leading to the deaths of four Americans says there was high-level “pressure” to reduce security at the compound, CBS News reports. Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who led a 16-member...

At Libya consulate, security plans, ambassador’s itinerary scattered on floor

October 4, 2012 A reporter for The Washington Post was able to visit the U.S. mission to Libya in Benghazi, and found sensitive documents still there, including security procedures for the compound and a full itinerary for slain Ambassador Chris Stevens. According to The Post, among the items scattered across the looted compound...

Senate working on sequester deal

October 2, 2012 Lawmakers and aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on a “three-step process” for the lame duck session to avoid the automatic sequester cuts set for January, The New York Times reports. While the two sides remain far apart, the senators are considering a deficit reduction target of...

Romney to call for foreign aid ‘reform’ at Clinton confab

September 25, 2012 Mitt Romney will call for reforms to foreign aid, linking trade policy with development policy, according to a preview of a speech he will deliver today at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Saying that “too often foreign aid programs try to supplant private enterprise,” the campaign is instead...

Bill Clinton games out the lame-duck session of Congress

September 24, 2012 Former President Bill Clinton predicted that an Obama victory in November would be an “action-forcing” event that would prompt both parties to sit down and hash out their differences on the budget, the debt and taxes and would be good news for Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. “I...

State Department: CNN 'disgusting' for revealing diary of slain ambassador

September 24, 2012 The State Department condemned CNN on Saturday for releasing details from the diary of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed earlier this month, the Associated Press reported. A statement from a State Department spokesman called CNN’s actions “disgusting” and “indefensible,” alleging that the news channel broke...

House intel chair: U.S. TV ad in Pakistan a 'horrible idea'

September 24, 2012 The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that it was a “horrible idea” for the Obama administration to put out an ad in Pakistan denouncing the anti-Islamic video that has been blamed for sparking protests around the globe. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Mike...

President’s speech will tackle deficit reduction, entitlement reform

September 6, 2012 Top campaign aides to President Obama said that in his speech on Thursday night, the president will discuss deficit reduction and entitlement reform. Stephanie Cutter, appearing on CNN’s Starting Point on Thursday, said, “I think you will hear the president lay out his plan of balanced deficit reduction where everybody...

Pentagon: Navy SEAL's bin Laden book contains classified info

September 5, 2012 A new book by a former Navy SEAL offering a firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Landen is getting heat from the Defense Department for revealing classified secrets, the Associated Press reported. A Pentagon spokesman, George Little, told AP that the book reveals “sensitive and classified” information,...

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