House GOP chairman urges more U.S. engagement in Libya
July 26th, 2014
02:14 PM ET
2 days ago

House GOP chairman urges more U.S. engagement in Libya

Washington (CNN) – After intense fighting among warring militias forced the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Libya, one top House Republican criticized the Obama administration's overall policy towards the North African nation.

"I think having removed [Moammar] Gadhafi, the administration sort of took its focus off of Libya and things have been getting worse for quite some considerable time now," Rep. Ed Royce said Saturday in a CNN interview.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Libya
June 29th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Rogers: Benghazi suspect 'compliant but not cooperative'

(CNN) -- Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Sunday the suspect in the Benghazi attacks "likely" did not provide useful intelligence during his two-week detention aboard a ship to the United States.

The White House announced the capture earlier this month of Ahmed Abu Khatallah - the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

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Filed under: Libya • Mike Rogers • Terrorism • TV-State of the Union
June 17th, 2014
08:40 PM ET
1 month ago

Ted Cruz responds to Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

Updated 12:15 p.m. ET, 6/18/2014

(CNN) – While Hillary Clinton said Tuesday “there are still some unanswered questions” on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, Sen. Ted Cruz argued the former secretary of state is blocking those questions from being answered.

“Secretary Clinton from the beginning has stonewalled on this rather than acting as a partner getting to the bottom of what happened,” the Texas Republican said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iraq • Libya • Ted Cruz
Attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi
June 16th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
1 month ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Majority dissatisfied with handling of Benghazi

What do you want to ask Hillary Clinton? Send your questions here and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour might ask it during CNN's town hall meeting with Clinton at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington.

(CNN) – Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the way the Obama administration has handled the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a new poll shows.

The CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday indicates only 37% are satisfied with the administration’s response to the September 2012 assault that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.

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Filed under: 2016 • CNN/ORC International poll • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Polls
Priebus: Book, Benghazi politics help Clinton make money
June 1st, 2014
02:26 PM ET
2 months ago

Priebus: Book, Benghazi politics help Clinton make money

(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus argued Sunday that Hillary Clinton's book rollout–including last week's leak of the Benghazi chapter and her anticipated book tour–may not be a buildup to a presidential campaign, but simply a strategic effort to make more money.

The chapter, according to Politico, contained a defense of her response to the attack, as well as criticism of Republicans who Clinton says play politics with the deadly assault that killed four Americans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Reince Priebus • RNC
May 18th, 2014
10:37 AM ET
2 months ago

Dianne Feinstein on Benghazi panel: ‘It’s a hunting mission for a lynch mob’

(CNN) – Sen. Dianne Feinstein had some biting words Sunday about the newly formed House select committee to investigate the deadly 2012 terror attack against a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

“I think it's ridiculous,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think it's a hunting mission for a lynch mob.”

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Filed under: Congress • Dianne Feinstein • Libya • TV-State of the Union
For 2016, Rice says Jeb Bush would be 'fantastic'
May 15th, 2014
01:55 PM ET
2 months ago

For 2016, Rice says Jeb Bush would be 'fantastic'

(CNN) – Condoleezza Rice is hopeful that Jeb Bush runs for president in 2016 but said it's unlikely she'd be seen on a ballot with the potential candidate.

In an interview with Ozy Media, the former secretary of state also said more questions need to be answered about the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, though she argued the issue could be approached in a less partisan way.
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Filed under: 2016 • Condoleezza Rice • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Libya • Marco Rubio • Ted Cruz
Bill Clinton defends Hillary Clinton over Benghazi
May 14th, 2014
03:51 PM ET
3 months ago

Bill Clinton defends Hillary Clinton over Benghazi

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton defended his wife Wednesday against renewed political tension over the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador.

He also argued there's been disproportionate attention on the deaths compared to diplomatic personnel killed when George W. Bush was president.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Libya
May 5th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
3 months ago

House Democrats unclear on whether they'll boycott Benghazi panel

(CNN) - The No. 2 House Democrat harshly criticized House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to move forward with a select committee to investigate the deadly Benghazi terror attack, and said Democrats haven’t decided if they’ll participate.

"We think this is a political, not a substantive effort," Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters on Monday about the new panel to probe the armed assault in September 2012 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Filed under: Congress • Libya • Steny Hoyer
Boehner to create select committee on Benghazi, GOP Sens call for joint panel
May 2nd, 2014
03:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner to create select committee on Benghazi, GOP Sens call for joint panel

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that he will form a select committee to investigate the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi in 2012.

The move comes after previously unreleased documents, including an email from a White House national security aide, added to questions about what the Obama administration knew about the armed assault and how it responded in the days after.
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Libya
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