Department of State

Fox Panel Uses Embassy Closings To Attack Obama For Appeasing Terrorists
The talking heads over at Fox never pass up an opportunity to attack President Obama as somehow being soft on terrorism and the news of the embassy closings throughout the Middle East was no exception. Read more...
CNN's Jake Tapper Helps The Right-Wing Sell Benghazi 2.0
CNN's Jake Tapper helps the right with their latest version of why they should be outraged over the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Read more...
Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is urging Americans to be "skeptical" of income taxes, the estate tax and President Barack Obama's health care reform law because of last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi and a National Security Agency (NSA) program that collects millions of phone records each day. Read more...
Sen. Rand Paul continues his attacks on Hillary Clinton over the Republicans drummed up Benghazi "scandal" that they refuse to let die and won't as long as they believe Clinton is running for president. Read more...
Jon Stewart finally took a bit of a break from what he's been doing for the better part of the week -- which is feeding the trolls on this so-called "scandal trifecta" -- and called out Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney for acting like they should be allowed to pile on as well. Read more...

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I'm not sure what else Rep. Adam Smith expected to hear from host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this weekend, since his network has been in full fake Benghazi outrage mode ever since the attacks in Libya, and taking the insanity to new heights ever since ABC helped legitimize the witch hunt last week -- but I was glad to see Wallace get some push back for continually parroting the GOP's talking points. Read more...
Staffers who served under Gregory Hicks watched his testimony before Congress this week with 'jaws dropped'. Read more...
In the aftermath of this Wednesday's hearings on Benghazi, which the right has been hyping for weeks, as Chris Hayes and his guests, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Media Matters' Eric Boehlert discussed, they turned out to be nothing more than a bust. Read more...
This has to be one of the most pitiful things I've seen in a long time even by Fox's "standards." Read more...
Rep. Jason Chaffetz was more than happy to help continue the Republican witch hunt on Benghazi this Sunday, but he couldn't name any examples. Read more...