6:16 PM, Jun 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview that will air tonight, Hillary Clinton will tell Diane Sawyer that the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is "more of a reason to run" for president of the United States.
8:18 AM, Jun 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to deflect some of the blame for the failure of preventing the Benghazi terror attack on hired experts. She made the comments in an interview with Diane Sawyer:
Sawyer asked, "Is there anything you personally should have been doing to make it safer in Benghazi?"
"Well," Clinton responded, "what I did was give very direct instructions that the people who have the expertise and experience in security --
10:18 AM, Jun 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a book coming out next week. Today, her publisher released images from the back cover of the book. The pictures mostly show Hillary meeting global leaders and attending important meetings.
But one of the images is Clinton with President Barack Obama, standing in front of the Benghazi caskets at Andrews Air Force Base, dated September 14, 2012, just days after the September 11 attack.
Here are the back cover images, as they were released on Twitter:
9:10 AM, May 30, 2014 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Hillary Clinton is right about Benghazi—or at least she's right about one thing.
According to a story by Maggie Haberman about the Benghazi chapter in Clinton's forthcoming book Hard Choices, the former secretary of state contends that some of her critics have badly mischaracterized the now infamous question she asked at a January 23, 2012, congressional hearing: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
10:37 AM, May 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Ron Fournier and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
And here's the Internet-only aftershow from last night:
3:09 PM, May 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Congressman Tom Cotton took to the House floor yesterday to blast the Democrats' "fake outrage" over the establishment of the Select Committee on Benghazi:
Transcript via RealClearPolitics:
12:26 PM, May 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The office of the speaker of the House released this list of members chosen for the Benghazi Select Committee:
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today named the seven Republican members of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. The Select Committee also provides for five Democratic members, and those names will be released when provided by the House Minority Leader. Boehner issued the following statement:
May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Benghazi, crazy. That’s the association the White House and its allies want to encourage as a House Select Committee begins what should be the most thorough investigation of the Benghazi attacks to date. The White House wants to delegitimize the process before it begins and preemptively discredit the findings. So last week senior White House adviser David Plouffe claimed that “a very loud, delusional minority” is driving the Republicans on Benghazi, and former representative Jane Harman compared questions about Benghazi to conspiracy theories about Vince Foster and aliens.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:49 PM, May 6, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's performance and the Democrats' chances in 2014.
9:12 AM, May 6, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The investigation into the Benghazi affair is opposed by the usual suspects who advance the predictable arguments to include, What, another investigation? We’ve been there and done that. Nothing left to learn. Time to move on.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:10 PM, May 5, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with Thomas Joscelyn from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies on the latest inquiries into the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
2:44 PM, May 2, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada, released a statement about the formation of a select committee in the House of Representatives to investigate the federal government's response to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. In his statement, Reid criticized the Republican party for having "nothing to offer the middle class." Reid also mentioned the Koch brothers.
1:11 PM, May 2, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, has issued a statement expressing support for Speaker of the House John Boehner's decision to have the House vote on forming a Select Committee on Benghazi.
"The Obama administration's ongoing reluctance to provide information and documentation voluntarily to the American people and their representatives has created the need for additional action by the House of Representatives," McConnell says in a statement released by his Senate office.
10:29 AM, May 2, 2014 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.