Who's Really 'Frayed' the U.S.-Israel Relationship? Susan Rice and Her Bosses
In a recent Charlie Rose interview, National Security Adviser Susan Rice insisted that “the relationship between Israel, as a country, and the United States, as a country, has always been bipartisan,” but because of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu’s planned …
Another Proud Moment in U.S. Diplomatic History
Well done, National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Last night she tweeted#…#
Notice the missing “r” in “progress”; clearly she meant @ukrprogress. Unfortunately, someone set up a foul-mouthed parody Twitter feed using the typo Rice sent out to the world.
The Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins
Welcome back from Labor Day weekend. From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Democrats Suddenly Realize What They Miscalculated About the World: Everything
As we await Congress’s decision on authorizing the use of U.S. military force in …
Four Key Details in the Released Benghazi E-Mails
On “Morning Joe” at the moment, the roundtable seems convinced that yesterday’s release of 100 pages of internal e-mails relating to the Benghazi talking points exonerates the White House and all of the senior-level officials. This suggests that most in the …
Obama: Did I Say the Economy Recovered?I Meant I’m Still Working on It!
The first Morning Jolt of the week features the shocking news of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a discussion of whether our culture is even capable of the earnest valorization depicted in the Paul Harvey ad, and then these two developments …
Rice Withdraws; Secretary of State John Kerry Coming Soon?
NBC News is reporting that Susan Rice is no longer interested in the position of secretary of state and the president has accepted her decision.
This means that Massachusetts senator John Kerry is the most likely next top diplomat of …
U.S. Intel: Benghazi Attack Wasn't Spontaneous
Yes, I know that the media is having the biggest meltdown about an accurate Romney comment since . . . Wednesday, but I think the more important bit of news comes in this morning’s Jolt’s second item:
U.S. Intelligence: No, …
FLASHBACK: Three Weeks Ago, White House Asked Boehner to Repeal Authorization to Use Military Force in Iraq
Three weeks ago National Security Adviser Susan Rice wrote to House Speaker John Boehner, asking him to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq:
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon said that when …
Susan Rice: No Successful Attacks on U.S. Homeland Since 9/11
From 60 Minutes last night:
Lesley Stahl: But when you have so many phone records being held, emails, heads of state’s phone conversations being listened in to, has it been worth our allies being upset? Has it been worth all …
Examining Obama’s Very Quiet Atrocities Prevention Board
Susan Rice, who worried about how a Rwanda genocide declaration would impact the 1994 midterm elections while she was on the National Security Council, will be President Obama’s next National Security Adviser.
Rwanda comes up in the longest section of today’s …
What Benghazi-Related News Is About to Drop?
Well, this . . .
Expecting a bit of Benghazi-related news shortly.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) February 12, 2013
. . . certainly seems intriguing, and the timing suggests that Senator Lindsey Graham’s threat to place holds on the confirmations of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel may …
Rubio: The Senate Needs Hillary's Testimony Sometime Soon
Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, just released the following statement in response to the State Department’s report on Benghazi:
“The independent report on the September 11 attacks …
Look Who's Pressing Susan Rice: Susan Collins?
With Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, among others making noises that they might be willing to accept tax increases to avoid the fiscal cliff, many conservatives are fuming that way too many Republicans drift away from their principles over time.