Archive | January, 2016

Fact Check: Negative Reviews of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is the based-on-a-true-story film about the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not a comprehensive tale: it sticks primarily to the personal stories as told by three CIA operators who heroically helped fight off the attackers as dozens of […]

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Obamacare’s rising costs out of reach for many

President Obama says that most Americans can find a health insurance option for $75 or less per month. Independent analyses for 2016 are painting a much more difficult picture for the average consumer. The average “Silver” plan premium (that most people have) costs about $300 a month. That’s not the biggest problem, according to analysts. […]

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Plus or minus: the Presidential candidates

An unofficial, layman’s take on some of  the candidates’ pluses and minuses Jeb Bush (R) Floridians, both Democrats and Republicans, often say he ran a helluva good state as governor. He has experience and would enter with a built-in infrastructure. But many view him as bought and paid for by the big money Republican establishment and its […]

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2016 Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series: Messina and Rove

I’m looking forward to moderating a presidential election year debate between two political strategists: Democrat Jim Messina and Republican Karl Rove. The event will take place Feb. 3, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida as part of the Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series. “Messina was the Democratic strategist behind President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Rove was senior […]

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FOIA: Officially, Undeniably Broken

House Oversight Staff Report: FOIA is Broken “Executive Branch culture encourages an unlawful presumption in favor of secrecy” Update: The House passed FOIA reform bill Secrecy is the order of the day at many federal agencies when it comes to their actions and to public records. That’s according to a new report today from the […]

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Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted

Sunday on Full Measure, don’t miss our exclusive report on Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted. It’s the rescue that didn’t happen the night of the Islamic extremist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. We have new information on actions the Obama administration chose not to take. This, on the eve of […]

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Petraeus and other big name witnesses to testify to Benghazi Committee

The House Benghazi Committee has announced some big names are about to testify behind closed doors, including former director of the CIA David Petraeus. As I write in “Stonewalled,” in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus first drew ire from some administration colleagues for not reading from the Carney-Obama-Clinton-Rice book of fiction: While […]

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