A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this morning shows Hillary Clinton's approval rating at 62 percent, despite a rash of Republican criticism over the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama will appear at three pooled-press Democratic fund-raisers in New York City this evening, after spending part of the day fielding questions about the I.R.S. and Benghazi.
On Sunday morning, Republicans insisted their fixation on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya last fall has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and 2016.(1)
Hillary Clinton is officially back as a target for Republican rancor.(5)
Rep. Grace Meng announced in a press release this morning that she's co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill "to prevent another Benghazi."
It's something of a surprising cause for Meng, a quiet freshman and a Democrat, since "Benghazi" has become a conservative shorthand for the security failures and alleged media manipulations of the Obama administration, and the ostensible reason for Republicans to deny or delay some of the president's cabinet appointments.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(2)
In the end, Republicans in the House didn't fare any better at rattling Hillary Clinton than their counterparts in the Senate.
Clinton calmly batted back three hours of questions and accusations, mostly from the Republican members of the House Foreigns Affairs committee on Wednesday afternoon, the end of a long day answering for the State Department's reaction to the death of four Americans in Benghazi.
Banging her hand on the table, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered an impassioned defense of the administration's response to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning.
“We had four dead Americans," Clinton said, raising her voice in anger. "Was it because of a protest? Or because of guys out for a walk one night and decided to go kill some Americans? At this point, what difference does it make?”(1)
After weeks of invective and accusation about Hillary Clinton's role in the purported cover-up of the killings in Benghazi, Republicans seem to be lowering the stakes for her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
On Sunday morning, Republicans played a game of whodunnit, speculating across the Sunday shows about who might have altered the Benghazi talking points that were eventually delivered by Ambassador Susan Rice.
“The fact is that when Gen. Clapper and Gen. Petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them,” said Rep. Peter King on ABC's "This Week."
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
After a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for the new FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, former president Bill Clinton waded into the crowd to shake hands and greet well-wishers.
Mitt Romney isn't going to get far blaming the media for the public flaying he got after his blundering response to events in Benghazi and Cairo. He screwed up, and the damage to his reputation as a foreign-policy grown-up is done.(43)
In the melee of a political campaign, where even the most trivial bit of news can be fodder for attack, it is often difficult to recognize the truly momentous events for what they are.(4)
Almost from the moment some 3,000 Salafist protesters and football fans started gathering outside the U.S. embassy compound in Cairo yesterday, the press was spitting all over itself trying to get a handle on the story as it developed. How they did depends on who you believe, and what you think the purpose of up-to-the-minute journalism really is.(1)