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NEWSLINK: Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack

Image of Interior Damage of U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, After Attack, adapted from VOA image at VOANews.com

[Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack – Washington Times 2.7.13 – click here for article] President Barack Hussein Obama reportedly was informed that an attack was unfolding on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was visiting Obama for a prearranged meeting at the time. The Washington Times highlighted the news in coverage of an additional

The “Immigration” Name Game

File Photo of U.S.-Mexican Automobile Border Crossing - adapted from fbi.gov image

(Analysis and Commentary) Are they immigrants? Or are they illegal aliens? Or illegal colonists? Illegal colonists … illegal aliens … illegal immigrants … undocumented immigrants … undocumented persons … immigration … migrants … the massaging of jargon continues to be part of the political posturing over U.S. residency and illegal entry. The would-called “immigration” debate rages anew.  Both the Senate “Gang of Eight” and the

Group of Senators, Obama Announce Separate Immigration Proposals

File Photo of U.S.-Mexican Automobile Border Crossing - adapted from fbi.gov image

A group of eight U.S. Senators announced an immigration proposal on Monday, Jan. 28, 2012, followed by President Barack Hussein Obama giving his own immigration address the following day. Several difficulties not faced up to publicly include the undeniable fact that, because so many illegal aliens come from narrowly focused ethnic and national origins, any amnesty would, by definition, have a racist impact, something that

Fiscal Cliff Averted but Quicksand Ahead

U.S. Capitol and Environs at Twilight

(Voice of America – Jim Malone – January 3rd, 2013 – http://blogs.voanews.com/usa-politics/2013/01/03/cliff-averted-but-quicksand-ahead/) Spending Clash Coming In the end, the best Congress could do was a narrow compromise to avoid everybody’s taxes from going up.  In the modern polarized political age, I guess that constitutes some sort of victory.  But any true deficit reduction — and remember this is supposed to be about cutting the deficit

Are Congress and Obama deliberately embracing the fiscal cliff, even as they jockey for spin?

White House

So do both parties actually want the federal government to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, to slash the budget deficit without having to go on record voting for tax increases and spending cuts? One gets that impression. To be sure, in the process the great passive consensus to raise taxes and slash spending is being accompanied by finger-pointing and posturing.  But the spin is

Republican Senators Criticize Benghazi Embassy Security – VOA

U.S. Capitol file photo

(Voice of America – Scott Stearns – December 20, 2012 – http://www.voanews.com/content/republican-senators-criticize-benghazi-security/1568911.html) STATE DEPARTMENT — Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for sending diplomats to the Libyan city of Benghazi without enough security.  It follows an independent report into the September attack on the U.S. mission there that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Republican Senator Bob Corker says State Department officials