60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco: There could have been so many more!

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 6:45 am

The embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist–makes me shudder.

I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed being caught in the same kind of devastating, career-shattering trap.

McCain Joins Graham’s Stop Everything for #BENGHAZI Plan

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 9:25 am

Sen. John McCain has signed on to Lindsey Graham’s plan to slow down every confirmation over the issue of Benghazi, even the confirmation of people who’s positions have nothing to do with security or foreign policy.

Lindsey Graham Will Filibuster Every Nominee for #BENGHAZI!

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:04 am

It doesn’t matter if it is a nominee for a judicial opening, a position to oversee federal student loans, or an undersecretary of agricultural. Graham is going to tie up everything in the executive branch even if it has zero relationship to Libya or even foreign policy. This is not how a sane government operates and no other democracy allows this nonsense.

Shutdowns Are Different From Almost Everything Else in Politics

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 1:00 pm

The media lives in a bubble. It also has a bad habit of crying wolf all the time to get attention, but that doesn’t mean that sometimes there aren’t actually wolves there.

Obama Is a Gay Muslim Who Ran Guns Through Benghazi . . . OMG too much crazy!!

By: Friday August 9, 2013 4:58 pm

This video left me speechless. How many right-wing lies can you spot?

A Father’s Day Barbecue—Washington-Style

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 9:00 am

It’s Father’s Day, and that means the Great White Republican Hierarchy in Washington smells burnt charcoal and is ready to barbecue some Democrats.

GOP’s Benghazi Obsession Giving Cover to Actual Scandals

By: Monday May 20, 2013 1:20 pm

The Republican Party, despite making its one salient point (politicizing intelligence during an election) long ago, simply refuses to let the Benghazi attack fade. Whether the motivation to continue comes from some vague hope in snagging Hillary Clinton in a 2016 attack ad worthy story or just a lingering fetish from the Bush years of saying “9/11″ into a microphone is unclear. But what is known is the GOP is obsessed with the Benghazi attack, convinced there is a big scandal somewhere in there. Unfortunately for the country this obsession is now getting in the way of actual scandals and providing cover for bad actors.

White House Benghazi Emails Have Different Quotes Than GOP Version

By: Friday May 17, 2013 6:50 am

Emails released by the White House contradict some of the quotes from versions of the same emails Republicans in Congress leaked to the media. The White House recently released the emails in response to allegations of a coverup by Obama Administration officials relating to the administration’s knowledge of Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the attacks on the Libyan diplomatic post.

Late Night: Come Forth and Speak to Me

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 8:00 pm

How many Americans have prayed for the victims of 12 years of senseless persecution, locked in cages in Guantanamo?

The GOP War on Hillary Clinton Begins Anew

By: Friday May 10, 2013 7:40 am

Now that Republicans see attacking a lame duck provides only diminishing political returns they have once again set their sights squarely on Hillary Clinton. Yesterday’s Benghazi hearing was all about trying to tie blame to Clinton.

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