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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Benghazi: No ‘There’ There — Pickering

At the start of yet another round of inquiries into the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, it’s worth noting the words of another American ambassador who represented Democratic...

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

Graham’s Benghazi Blockade?

Just when you thought Benghazi was behind us, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sent up a certain flare. Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Obama at 44%: Time for a News Conference

Six and a half months into his second term, President Barack Obama is signing a bill today holding the line on low-interest college loans for lower-income students, though rates will float with markets in the future. Half-way through the first...

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

Charge of the Obama Brigade: IRS, Benghazi, Reporters

President Barack Obama, addressing a live television audience from the White House, said the commissioner in charge of the IRS has been removed following the agency’s targeted scrutiny of conservative groups. “The misconduct uncovered is inexcuseable,” Obama said in a...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Hillary Clinton Not Going ‘Gently From the World Stage’

Updated at 11:05 and 11:20 am EST Hillary Clinton is taking what could be her final public stage for a few years, today facing questions about what she knew and when she knew it about the attacks on the U.S....

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House Speaker John Boehner en route to his office following a news conference in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2012.

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House Speaker John Boehner en route to his office following a news conference in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Vote on Plan B

The House holds votes on two measures intended to avert different parts of the fiscal cliff. It will consider House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B,” which would make current tax rates permanent on the first $1 million of income, as...

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A Libyan woman raises her ink stained finger as she leaves a polling station after voting for Libya's General National Assembly in Tripoli on July 7, 2012.

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A Libyan woman raises her ink stained finger as she leaves a polling station after voting for Libya's General National Assembly in Tripoli on July 7, 2012.

Rice Tweets: Libyan Women Kick…

Written by Flavia Krause-Jackson in New York Even after a bruising week on Capitol Hill ducking cameras, Susan Rice has kept her voice alive on Twitter. Today was no exception. As @ambassadorrice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations branded...

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 14, 2012, stating they'd block the nomination Susan Rice as Secretary of State. Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 14, 2012, stating they'd block the nomination Susan Rice as Secretary of State. Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Obama to McCain: `Go After Me’

President Barack Obama had some fighting words today for the senator he faced in 2008: If Sen. John McCain and allied Republican Lindsey Graham want to complain about the administration’s handling of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic post in...

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