10 things you need to know today: February 16, 2015

The Week 1.Egypt bombs ISIS in Libya after beheadings of Coptic Christians Egypt launched airstrikes against Islamic State camps in Libya on Monday after the Islamist terrorist group released a video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians kidnapped in Libya several weeks ago. The hostages, wearing orange jumpsuits, were paraded single file… More 10 things you need to know today: February 16, 2015

10 things you need to know today: July 26, 2014

Note: The Week was published online at 10:33 am this morning, hence the late post… The Week Israel and Hamas enter 12-hour cease-fire, the U.S. embassy in Libya evacuates its staff, and more 1. Israel, Hamas enter 12-hour cease-fire as death toll passes 1,000 Gaza residents are taking advantage of today’s 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire to gather supplies,… More 10 things you need to know today: July 26, 2014

The Facts About Benghazi – NY Times Editorial

The Blue Street Journal The New York Times Editorial Board An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The report by David Kirkpatrick,… More The Facts About Benghazi – NY Times Editorial

5 Takeaways From The New York Times Benghazi Investigation

No doubt the Sunday Morning talk shows will be replete with GOP politicians taking a “The NY Times is not a bi-partisan newspaper…”  stance. Time Al Qaeda was not involved; “Innocence of Muslims” video motivated the initial assault An in-depth New York Times investigation published Saturday sheds new light on questions surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on… More 5 Takeaways From The New York Times Benghazi Investigation

Al Qaeda official seized in Libya raid was ‘most wanted’ for US Embassy bombings

NBC News The man whisked off the streets of Tripoli, Libya, Saturday was among the top remaining leaders of al Qaeda, an elusive confidante of – and computer expert for – Osama bin Laden, as well as an alleged conspirator in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings. Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed… More Al Qaeda official seized in Libya raid was ‘most wanted’ for US Embassy bombings

How The Year-Long Effort To Politicize The Benghazi Tragedy Fell Flat

Think Progress One year ago today, on September 11, 2012, a U.S. diplomatic outpost and Central Intelligence Agency annex were attacked by extremists in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, U.S. foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALS. While… More How The Year-Long Effort To Politicize The Benghazi Tragedy Fell Flat

‘It is like night and day’

The Maddow Blog – By Steve Benen From time to time, it seems as if the left and right don’t just disagree on the issues, but actually live in entirely different realities. Yesterday offered a classic example of the phenomenon. http://youtu.be/_85gezDugSU Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell noticed this gem. [Wednesday] afternoon on Fox, frequent guests Monica Crowley and Kirsten Powers battled… More ‘It is like night and day’

No Benghazi “Stand Down” Order Was Given: Another Fox Narrative Falls Apart

Media Matters Narrative Was Pushed In 85 Fox Primetime Segments A claim pushed dozens of times by Fox News that security forces were ordered to “stand down” during the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility collapsed after the commander of those security forces testified that he received no such order. More… More No Benghazi “Stand Down” Order Was Given: Another Fox Narrative Falls Apart

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM [TODAY’S] BENGHAZI HEARING

The Blaze May 7, 2012 The House Oversight Committee has released excerpts of their interview with Gregory Hicks, one of the two high-profile whistleblowers who will be testifying at tomorrow’s hearing. From what we have heard thus far from Hicks, his account of the events that took place between high level security and State Department… More WHAT TO EXPECT FROM [TODAY’S] BENGHAZI HEARING