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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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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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8 Times Obama Says He Was Way Out of the Loop

It’s a remarkable irony: the same U.S. president whose administration has gone to great lengths to monitor journalists, whistleblowers and the public, claims to be oddly in the dark regarding basic information on some of his biggest controversies. Here are eight instances in which President Obama said he heard it on the news—or way after-the-fact—just […]

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Morell Testifies on Benghazi Talking Points: “Mistakes…not due to politics”

During a Congressional hearing that lasted more than three hours, former C.I.A. Deputy Director Michael Morell praised his former agency’s intelligence analysts as the best on the globe, yet ones who he admits were sorely mistaken when they reported that spontaneous protesters were to blame for ​the Beghazi, Libya terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. […]

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