1:10 PM, May 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from CNN demonstrates that Americans say the continuing investigations into two scandals that have arisen in the last week are important.
According to the poll, 55 percent of those polled say the questions about the administration's conflicting stories on the cause of the September 11 attacks on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi are "very important," with another 29 percent saying they are "somewhat important." And on the issue of the IRS targeting conservative groups for increased scrutiny, 55 percent said the it was "very important" and another 30 percent said it was "somewhat important."
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But 59% now say that the U.S government could have prevented the attack in Benghazi, up 11 points from last November. And only 37% say that congressional Republicans are overreacting in their handling of the matter, with 59% saying they've reacted appropriately.
It's the same story on the IRS controversy, with 54% saying the GOP in Congress has not overplayed its hand.
The CNN poll results are similar to those found by Gallup earlier this weekend.
9:57 AM, May 18, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Most Americans say that the issues being raised by congressional hearings into the Benghazi terrorist attacks and the revelations that the IRS unfairly targeted conservative groups "involve serious matters that need to be investigated." According to a new poll from Gallup, 69 percent of those polled agreed that questions over the Obama administration's public response to the September 11, 2012, attack on the Ame
Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.
How many times in the last century have these concluding lines of C. P. Cavafy’s famous 1898 poem, “Waiting for the Barbarians,” been quoted? How many modern intellectuals have pondered the subversive implications of that sophisticated question?
4:46 PM, Jan 29, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The United States Senate voted 94 to 3 to confirm one of its own, John Kerry of Massachusetts, for the office of secretary of state. Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (both of Texas) and James Inhofe of Oklahoma were the only senators to vote against Kerry's nomination to succeed Hillary Clinton at the State Department. Kerry himself voted "present."
"No one in the UK wants him back."2:50 PM, Dec 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
CNN host and British national Piers Morgan ginned up controversy earlier this month when he criticized American gun laws and berated a gun rights advocate in an on-air rant following the shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nov 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
November 6 is not only Election Day, it's also the eight-week anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Oct 8, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 04 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
After more than two weeks of obfuscation and misdirection from the Obama administration, the American public is coming to understand what the U.S. intelligence community learned in the 48 hours immediately following the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the important new details:
The Obama administration neglects a key foreign policy issue. Jul 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 41 • By THOMAS F. FARR
The State Department recently announced that it was dropping coverage of religious freedom from its annual Human Rights Report. The declared reason: to avoid duplicating coverage available in the annual Report on International Religious Freedom.
There may be other reasons. Given the Obama administration’s consistent downgrading of religious freedom at home and in foreign policy, this move may be part of a larger reprioritization in human rights policy in favor of the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.
3:20 PM, Apr 16, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The Obama administration set forth its demands of Iran in advance of this past weekend’s negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program.
9:45 AM, Apr 9, 2012 • By ELLIOTT ABRAMS
The politicization of intelligence by the Obama administration continues apace.
Jan 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 19 • By LEE SMITH
Last week, Syrian security forces withdrew from Zabadani, a town near Damascus where defectors from the army and other antiregime elements had been exchanging heavy fire with the army. In Lebanon, some democracy activists believe that an opposition victory in a major Syrian city will energize Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, dooming his regime at last.