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Hillary’s Spymaster

Add to her private email server a private ­intelligence network.
Oct 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton is running her first national television commerical, and amidst a cloud of scandal and falling poll numbers, she’s already playing defense. The ad claims that the House Republicans’ committee to investigate Benghazi “was created to destroy her candidacy.” That was hardly the purpose of the committee, but it’s true that the revelations have been politically fortuitous for Republicans.

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Report Raises More Questions About Member of Clinton's Spy Ring Working at CBS News

3:58 PM, Oct 01, 2015

At CNN, Dylan Byers is reporting "'60 Minutes' used 'planted' questions, Hillary Clinton email says":

CBS's "60 Minutes" used questions "planted" by the State Department in a 2011 interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, a State Department aide told Hillary Clinton in a newly released email.

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What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

3:10 PM, Sep 29, 2015

In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who w

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Ben Carson Rises in Fall

The new frontrunner?
11:14 AM, Sep 15, 2015

A new poll of the Republican presidential primary from the New York Times and CBS News shows consensus frontrunner Donald Trump making "modest" gains, from 24 percent at the beginning of August to 27 percent.

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Polls: Trump Rolls On in Iowa, New Hampshire

9:48 AM, Sep 14, 2015

New polls of likely Republican voters in two early primary states show Donald Trump maintaining a solid lead for the presidential nomination. The CBS News/YouGov tracking polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire show the real-estate magnate and reality TV star with big leads in those states.

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Colbert: Jeb Never Asked About Fundraising Off My First Show (Updated)

3:32 PM, Sep 02, 2015

Comedian Stephen Colbert launches his version of The Late Show on CBS on September 8, and one of his first guests will be Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. The Bush campaign was quick to turn the appearance into a fundraising opportunity. As the Associated Press reported, the campaign sent out an email to supporters asking for at least $3 to be entered into a contest to receive a ticket to the taping of Colbert's show.

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We Won't Interrupt Regularly Scheduled Program … to Bring the President

10:36 AM, Nov 20, 2014

The bloom must surely be fading when, as Hadas Gold of Politico reports:

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Valerie Jarrett Makes Cameo on CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

9:14 PM, Sep 28, 2014

Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was given a cameo role in the latest episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The airing of the episode comes after a busy week for President Obama -- which included bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a series of meetings at the United Nations, and various international crises.

Jarrett appears to play herself:

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NYT Poll: Signs Point to GOP Majority in Senate

2:11 PM, Jul 29, 2014

If the midterm elections were held today, the Republican party could expect a three-seat majority in the Senate next year, according to the new poll from the New York Times, CBS News, and YouGov. The poll, which surveyed voters across the 34 states with Senate races via an online panel, finds GOP candidates leading in 8 races for seats currently held by Democrats.

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Dan Rather Maintains Story that Brought Him Down 'Was True'

11:05 AM, Dec 10, 2013

Dan Rather is still at it.  The story that brought him down was true, he claims, unlike the one that is the cause of Lara Logan’s difficulties.  On CNN, Rather said:

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Assad Hints at Another 9/11 If Attacked By U.S.

And chemical weapons attacks.
6:29 AM, Sep 09, 2013

In an interview with CBS this morning, Syrian strongman Bashar Assad warned that the U.S. should "expect every action" and hinted at another 9/11-type attack on America:

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CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'

"Our house is on fire."
11:09 AM, May 11, 2013

CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again."

"Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of

"These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again."

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America's Coming Demographic Disaster

12:35 PM, Feb 05, 2013

Jonathan Last spoke with Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King on CBS This Morning about his new book, What to Expect When No One's Expecting. Watch the video below:

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Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not 'Telling a Story' (Updated)

4:20 PM, Jul 12, 2012

CBS News's Charlie Rose has an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama airing tomorrow, and in an advance excerpt, the president says his biggest mistake was focusing too much on policy and not enough on the "story" of his presidency:

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Romney Hits Gingrich on Tiffany's Purchase

"He's a wealthy man."
9:46 PM, Dec 14, 2011

Dueling Republican front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have been trading barbs on money and wealth the last few days. After Romney said Gingrich should return the $1.6 million he received from Freddie Mac, Gingrich shot back by saying Romney should return the money he made at Bain Capital by "bankrupting companies and laying off employees over the years."

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CBS Poll: Gingrich Gaining

9:01 AM, Nov 11, 2011

A new national CBS News poll shows a close three-man race for the Republican nomination for president among Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Cain received 18 percent support, while Romney and Gingrich are both tied at 15 percent.

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CBS News Fast and Furious Reporter Speaks

11:45 AM, Oct 06, 2011

Following my report yesterday about CBS News Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson being unavailable for interviews after angering the White House and Justice Department, Tommy Christopher at Mediaite reports that Attkisson has

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Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?

2:23 PM, Oct 05, 2011

Yesterday, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told radio show host Laura Ingraham that the White House yelled and swore at her over her reporting on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal tied to the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents. Attkisson also revealed that she'd also been yelled at by the Justice Department.

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Obama's Reasonable Suspicion of Pakistan

11:02 AM, May 09, 2011

In an interview with President Obama on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft asked:

Right now, it certainly...the location of the compound just raises all sorts of questions. Do you believe people in the Pakistani government, Pakistani intelligence agencies knew that bin Laden was living there?

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Skewed Public Sector Union Poll Ignores Reality

5:00 PM, Mar 01, 2011

A New York Times/CBS News poll never lets you down.  Today’s survey features a skewed sample (36 percent Democratic, 26 percent Republican), tricky questions, and an emphasis on results likely to thrill liberals and Democrats.

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