Post Politics: Benghazi


Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Huckabee pleases CPAC crowd with family values-filled speech

The former Arkansas governor says U.S. standing in the world has been hurt under Obama.

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CPAC, Huckabee

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Lindsey Graham: Benghazi emboldened Russia to go into Ukraine

Graham cited a lack of accountability for the attackers in Benghazi.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Poll: Benghazi is no Achilles heel for Clinton

Just 25 percent of people disapprove of Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, and only 15 percent cite Benghazi as her most negative attribute.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Boehner launches Benghazi Web site

The site — GOP.gov/Benghazi — contains the House and Senate committee reports of their investigations into the Benghazi attacks.

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Clinton says Benghazi is her biggest regret

But Clinton emphasizes that a secretary of state has imperfect information.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Feinstein says GOP abusing Benghazi report to blame Clinton

Feinstein says Republicans are taking the report out of context.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Rubio calls for further probe of Clinton and Benghazi

The GOP presidential contender wants more scrutiny of the Democratic frontrunner.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:13 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Hillary Clinton largely absent from Benghazi report

Clinton’s name is only mentioned once -- and it comes in the section where Republicans got to weigh in.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Issa defends tying Benghazi to al-Qaeda

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Sunday repeated his assertion that the administration lied about the causes of the 2012 attack.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, terrorism

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Congresswoman declines Benghazi question because ‘we’re here to talk about the Middle East’

The Eisenhower Doctrine included Libya as part of the Middle East.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rand Paul suggests Benghazi disqualifies Clinton in 2016

“To me, that should preclude you from ever holding high office,” Paul says in a speech at the Citadel.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/28/2013

McCain: Clinton was ‘outstanding’ secretary of state

“Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think has been outstanding.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Graham: I will block all appointees until we get answers on Benghazi

Graham wants to know who the survivors of the attack were.

By Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, cabinet

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Pro-Hillary super PAC joins in Benghazi defense

By Aaron Blake  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/11/2013

On Sept. 11 anniversary, Republicans hit Obama on Benghazi

Boehner: “It is disgraceful that one year later, not a single (perpetrator) has been brought to justice.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Twitter has mixed feelings over Manning verdict

Response to Manning trial on Twitter both exuberant and wary

By Ruth Tam  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Polls show controversies taking toll on Obama

President Obama, who has long enjoyed strong marks when it comes to his personal integrity, has lost a little mojo in light of recent scandals and controversies.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, Justice Department

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Jindal: GOP scandal response should focus on big government

Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who has sought to become a steady hand in guiding his party through its recovery, says the latter is still a valid line of inquiry, but that size of government is a winning issue for the GOP.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:14 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013

State Department staffer says he was scapegoated

A State Department staffer put on administrative leave after the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi tells the Daily Beast he was scapegoated by top officials.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama: GOP 'hyper-partisanship' is stalling second-term agenda

Obama told the crowd of Democratic donors that his second-term agenda has been blocked by "hyper-partisanship" in Washington.

By David Nakamura  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Poll: 40 percent say administration has been dishonest about Benghazi

The poll shows 40 percent say the administration has been dishonest, while 37 percent say it has been honest.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama dismisses Benghazi talking-points criticism as 'sideshow'

Obama accused Republicans of playing politics and described criticism of the administration's talking points following the attack as a "sideshow" that "dishonors" the victims.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Carney: No 'hidden mystery' on Benghazi

The Benghazi emails published by ABC News Friday are months old and were leaked by Republicans for political reasons, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, White House

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

On a new fundraising page, the committee asks for donations to keep up the fight, declaring it a "coverup" and using pictures of President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/09/2013

RNC cut Benghazi attack ad that never aired

Last fall, the Republican National Committee produced a striking Benghazi attack ad that never aired -- because Mitt Romney's campaign didn't want it to.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2012

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Boehner calls on Obama to release Benghazi e-mails

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, White House

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Rubio targets Clinton on Benghazi

During an interview on "Fox and Friends," Rubio mentioned Clinton twice while discussing the attacks in Benghazi and the security situation at the U.S. diplomatic outpost there, where four Americans were killed last September.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/08/2013

The Benghazi hearing live blog

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the deaths last September of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Post Politics will provide regular updates on the hearing here.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Hillary illness doubters face wrath of Twitter

Those who suggested the Secretary of State was merely ducking her scheduled testimony on Benghazi are being trashed.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Libya