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Hannity lures Muslim woman bullied at Benghazi panel to his show for more bullying

Sean Hannity asked a law student why she was more concerned about the status of American Muslims like herself than the victims of the Benghazi attacks. Saba Ahmed, whose question during a conservative panel this week on Benghazi provoked a strong reaction from other attendees, appeared Thursday night on Hannity’s…

U.S. captures Ahmed Abu Khatallah — suspected Benghazi ringleader — in secret raid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a raid that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador, and ignited a political firestorm in Washington. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon…

Rogue anti-jihadist general Khalifa Haftar escapes Benghazi suicide bombing

A rogue general, whose repeated deadly assaults on jihadists in Libya’s second city Benghazi have earned him threats of reprisal, escaped a suicide bombing Wednesday, one of his commanders said. But three loyalists of former general and longtime US exile Khalifa Haftar were killed in the attack on a villa…

Rogue Libyan ex-general resumes air strikes on jihadists in Benghazi

A rogue Libyan ex-general resumed air strikes on jihadists in the city of Benghazi Wednesday, while gunmen attacked an interior ministry team in Tripoli tasked with protecting the outgoing government. Amid the ever-worsening insecurity in the North African country, Washington urged US citizens there to leave “immediately” and was even…

Journalist gunned down in Benghazi: medics

A newspaper editor and critic of Libya's jihadists was gunned down Monday in the lawless eastern city of Benghazi, an Islamist stronghold, medics said. They said Meftah Bouzid, editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, was shot dead in the centre of the……

Republican leading Benghazi probe Trey Gowdy has a reputation for courtroom theatrics

The Republican who will lead an investigation of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic quarters in Benghazi was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor, portending dramatic hearings on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington. Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional…

Democrats consider boycott after GOP-heavy House approves Benghazi panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives voted along party lines on Thursday to set up a committee to investigate the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Unhappy Democrats were considering boycotting the panel. The House voted 232-186 to set up a 12-member special investigative committee.…

Benghazi gunmen assassinate Libyan intelligence chief

Gunmen assassinated a top government intelligence official in Benghazi on Thursday, a day after a political leader in the flashpoint city of eastern Libya rejected the election of a new prime minister. Colonel Ibrahim al-Senussi Akila, head of general intelligence in Benghazi, was shot dead near the Medical Centre in…

Republicans shouldn’t raise money off Benghazi, says lawmaker heading latest panel

The new head of a congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, criticized on Wednesday some Republicans’ use of the deadly incident to raise campaign funds. During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina was asked whether he…

When all you’ve got is #Benghazi, everything looks like #Benghazi. Also: #BENGHAZI!

Conservatives have had a rough couple of weeks. The IRS is ‘witch-hunting all our fake Tea Party non-profits to death’ hobby-horse they had been riding was gelded by reality when it turned out that the IRS was watching progressive groups in greater numbers. Progressives, it seems, don’t whine as much…

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