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“Benghazi” – We Have Seen This Movie Before

The Benghazi sharks are circling the tragedy once more, smelling blood again, even raising campaign cash off the September 2012 tragedy at our Benghazi Consulate. The sharks have held 13 public hearings, released 25,000 pages of documents and held 50…

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The Perils of the Absolute

Gwen’s Take: The Perils of the Absolute (via PBS News Hour) By: Gwen Ifill I want to own a pair of glasses that will allow me to more accurately see shades of gray. That way, when bridges fall down, the urgency to find out why — right away — will fade. I will more easily […]

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Benghazi: The Three Myths

Three Benghazi myths (via GlobalPost) Benghazi Analysis: There are at least three myths that have grown up around the terrible events on Sept. 11 of last autumn. Nicholas Burns Editor’s Note: Nicholas Burns is GlobalPost’s senior foreign affairs columnist. He writes a bimonthly column on the international issues that shape our world. CAMBRIDGE,…

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White House: Obama is No Nixon

White House: Obama is no Nixon (via AFP) The White House was confronted by the ghost of disgraced former president Richard Nixon on Tuesday, as it battled to stem a tide of scandal that threatens to swamp Barack Obama’s second term agenda. After four years of largely dodging the grubby controversies that often dog US […]