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What President Obama really said in that ’60 Minutes’ interview about Benghazi | Bret Baier

Soon after that debate exchange, CBS released a previously unseen clip of an interview “60 Minutes‘” Steve Kroftdid with Obama on Sept. 12 — the day after the Benghazi attack. The clip added to the previous sound that had been released and seemed to back up the president’s claim that he was referring to the [...]


Senate Control: The Outlook for 10 Key Races | Sean Trende

One of the strangest things about this roller-coaster election, at least in retrospect, is that it began with a common expectation: Republicans were favored to win the Senate, usually with overwhelming odds. A Senate takeover is not out of the question today, but the odds have reversed: Democrats have to be regarded as overwhelming favorites [...]


Sandy is Obama’s Katrina: FEMA Response A Supply Chain Disaster That Fuels Growing Anger of Victims | Michael Patrick Leahy

Massive FEMA supply chain failures have resulted in shortages of bottled water, food, gasoline, shelter,power and clothing across New Jersey and metropolitan New York, where victims of Hurricane Sandy are angrily calling President Obama’s response no better–and in some regards worse–than President Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. The unfolding debacle, broadcast around the country and [...]


Morning Jay: Mitt’s Pennsylvania Push: Real or Fake? | Jay Cost

The Romney campaign seems to have committed to a late push into Pennsylvania, to the derision of Team Obama. The latter sees this as a desperation ploy by a foundering campaign, similar to John McCain’s late entrance into the Keystone State in 2008. Is that right? I don’t think so. For starters, this is not [...]


November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation | Conn Carroll

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA. More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction [...]


Behind the crisis in Benghazi, a commander’s lack of firepower | Rowan Scarborough

As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon’s options for direct intervention were narrowed to one: a fleet of F-16 fighters parked across the Mediterranean at NATO’s air base in Aviano, Italy. How the best military in the world came to having only one real choice in a terrorist attack that killed [...]


After Benghazi, Muslims attack free speech | Deborah Weiss

It’s unclear if the Obama administration’s purpose in condemning the now-infamous “anti-Islam YouTube video” was to deflect from Obama’s failed Middle East policies, and those of Benghazi in particular, or if it was his intent to “protect Islam from negative stereotypes” as he promised to do in his Cairo speech. Either way, his constant denunciation [...]


Chaos reigns at free gas fiasco | NYPOST.com

Free gas came with gallons of chaos. Thousands of fuel-starved New Yorkers were able to get much needed gasoline from the government at no cost yesterday, but not without a high-octane fit of confusion and double talk from state and federal authorities. The trouble-plagued giveaway began when Gov. Cuomo’s office announced in the morning that [...]


Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily | Michael Barone

Election

Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That’s bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president. But it’s also true that most voters oppose Obama’s major policies and consider unsatisfactory the very sluggish [...]


Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account | Fox News

Benghazi

Despite a carefully narrated version of events rolled out late this week by the CIA claiming agents jumped into action as soon as they were notified of calls for help in Benghazi, security officials on the ground say calls for help went out considerably earlier — and signs of an attack were mounting even before [...]


Obama campaign pushes the panic button in Pennsylvania | RedState

Interesting tweet to Jay Cost cited in that Battleground Watch post. @jaycosttws I am in Bucks Cty and got a call from OFA looking for volunteers to help Obama in the district.Playing catch up last minute — Mary Sue (@RubySlipperblog) Oh my.  It looks like the Obama campaign has been caught flat-footed. If Organizing For [...]


Victory for a US vulture fund that could make solving the euro crisis even more difficult | Tim Fernholz

Particularly, Salmon worries—as does the United States’ government, which sided with Argentina in the case—that the precedent in this case could make it exceedingly difficult for countries to modify debt in the future. Argentina explicitly warned that Euro crisis-related restructuring both on-going and expected in Portugal, Italy, and Greece (the “PIGs”) will be made exceedingly complicated by [...]


Auto bailouts bleeding more taxpayer cash | Peter Schweizer

The GM bailout was handled by Evercore Partners, an investment firm in New York headed up by former Assistant Treasury Secretary Roger Altman. Before the bankruptcy, GM paid Evercore $46 million in advising fees to help GM find a buyer. Then, when the government came in and bailed out GM, Evercore turned around and asked [...]


Why Did We Abandon Benghazi Compound? | Max Boot

Yet more amazing revelations continue to emerge about the Benghazi attack. Foreign Policy magazine has a story on its website by two Dubai-based Arabic TV reporters who visited the site of the former U.S. consulate on Oct. 26 and found important documents lying around that were left behind by an FBI team that visited a [...]


Obama’s Defense Spending Claims Are Wrong | The Weekly Standard

FACT:  Military leaders did not ask for or “want” President Obama’s current defense budget, which cuts $487 billion in the next decade. No one disputes that the U.S. Armed Forces oppose “sequestration,” the automatic spending reductions that, beginning in January 2013, will indiscriminately cleave $500 billion from national defense over the next decade.  General Martin [...]


Democratic Myth No. 5: The economy is growing stronger, the recovery is speeding up | Andrew Pudzer

While most myths embrace at least a modicum of reality, this one avoids that temptation.  President Obama and his surrogates have repeated the “things are getting better” myth on a number of occasions and in a number of ways.  In February of this year the President stated that “the economy is growing stronger. The recovery [...]


Mysteries of Benghazi | Stephen F. Hayes

November 6 is not only Election Day, it’s also the eight-week anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Regardless of which candidate wins, the American people deserve answers to the many unanswered questions about the attack—and the events that preceded and followed it. The Benghazi debacle is a drama in [...]


Hating Breitbart’s Powerful Post-Partisan Message | Nick Gillespie

Last weekend, I went to see Hating Breitbart, the new documentary about the late online impresario Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly earlier this year. Although released in time for the election and filled with familiar political faces and subjects (Barack Obama, ACORN, Anthony Weiner, the Tea Party, and more), the movie is stunningly post-partisan and should [...]


A Four-Picture Indictment: Final Pre-Election Jobs Report Is Not Good News for Obama | Dan Mitchell

Unemployment

n some sense, the President is fortunate. I predicted a long time ago that he would win re-electionif the unemployment rate was under 8 percent. Well, the new numbers just came out and the joblessness rate is 7.9 percent. So even though his stimulus failed, and even though his class-warfare tax policy is like a [...]


Report: Obama never convened counterterrorism task force during Benghazi attack | Allahpundit

This piece is as noteworthy for its sourcing as it is for its substance. The dam’s starting to break. “The [Counterterrorism Security Group] is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,” a high-ranking [...]


Voter Fraud is Threat to Clear Outcome | Jonathan S. Tobin

American democracy is the finest system of government in the world. But if there is anything that we have learned in the last 12 years, it is that it has one terrible weakness: close elections. The Bush v. Gore Florida fiasco set the tone for a legal arms race in which two major parties have [...]


Painting the Target | Michael Yon

The Benghazi attack leaves many open questions.  It has been established that high level failures occurred.  The fact that our Ambassador is dead is evidence, and there is much more. A subject that continues to garner attention is that one of the former SEALs was “painting” or lasing a target.  Some people have opined that [...]


Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation | The Weekly Standard

With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that “Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation,” according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. “For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls.” Here’s a [...]


Fox News: Benghazi consulate warned 3 hours before attack of militia gathering arms | Ed Morrissey

This “spontaneous demonstration” story is falling apart.  And it’s interesting to see how it’s falling apart, too.  Earlier, the White House tried to lay off the failure on the intel community, which sparked a flurry of leaks showing that the intel community had warned of this issue and wanted to respond during the attack.  This [...]