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Republican House Report on Benghazi Discovers...No Wrongdoing, No Scandal

Republican House Report on Benghazi Discovers...No Wrongdoing, No Scandal
Sorry Benghazi conspiracy theorists! The GOP House Intelligence Committee's Benghazi report found that there is no Benghazi scandal and they discovered no wrongdoing on the part of the Obama administration. Still, it's all his fault.
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Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection

Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection
The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government's controversial program of collecting every American's phone records during the past seven years.
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Eileen Sullivan
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Deweaponizing the Debt Ceiling to Cut Social Security

Deweaponizing the Debt Ceiling to Cut Social Security
As the debt ceiling looms, the hostages keep mounting. Non-essential government and food stamps are just the beginning. Many worry that Social Security and Medicare — not just the Affordable Care Act — might be added to the list of demands. This is why the Obama Administration needs to de-weaponize the debt ceiling.
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Benghazi Aftershocks Affecting US Policy in Egypt

Benghazi Aftershocks Affecting US Policy in Egypt
Cited as a reason for closing some 20 American embassies and consulates this month in the face of an al-Qaida threat, U.S. officials said last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic installation in Libya also is playing heavily into the Obama administration's deliberations on how to respond to the growing unrest across the Arab world's most populous country.
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Bradley Klapper
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EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination

EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination
Last week, the EPA kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between fracking and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. This, as a new study by Duke University found that ethane concentrations in water were 23 times higher in homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well.
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Obama Adviser Gene Sperling Claims Obama Has a ‘Strong Record’ of Prosecuting Wall Street

Obama Adviser Gene Sperling Claims Obama Has a ‘Strong Record’ of Prosecuting Wall Street
During a Reddit question and answer session, top Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling responded to a question from one user about how a “free market economy” can “exist when big actors cheat, break laws, and only get fined.
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Obama on Cabinet Diversity: 'We're Not Going Backwards'

Obama on Cabinet Diversity: 'We're Not Going Backwards'
Running through a list of high-profile positions filled by women during his first term — such as Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — Obama said women comprised 50 percent of his White House staff during his first four years, not to mention the two women he nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancies.
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Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'

Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'
In a letter to her colleagues, Solis wrote: "It has been more than an honor to work alongside you in fulfilling the department’s mission. Working with all of you as the nation’s 25th secretary of labor, I have come to learn that the work we do every day is indeed a labor of love."
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