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16 Dec 2012, 4:50 am by
Contrasting cartoons. [read post]
17 Nov 2012, 12:54 pm
"If someone had told me that the biggest knock on her was going to be that she too slavishly followed the talking points on Benghazi, I would have been shocked." [read post]
10 Feb 2013, 5:27 pm by
"... how the White House reacted to the Benghazi attacks and who 'changed' the talking points used by U.N. ambassador Susan Rice during back-to-back appearances on the Sunday political talk shows in September." [read post]
5 Jun 2013, 8:17 am by
And Samantha Power as the new U.N. ambassador. ADDED: Rand Paul: "I can’t imagine... keeping Ambassador Rice in any significant position, much less promoting her to an important position." (Video at link.) [read post]
11 Dec 2013, 3:05 pm by
"... Valerie Jarrett, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, Attorney General Eric Holder and former First Lady Laura Bush, Dec. 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)" [read post]
14 Nov 2012, 11:46 am
Beginning any minute. Watch here. ADDED: "If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous." I detected some inappropriate/bogus chivalry — the man saying come after me, not the woman. I consider… [read post]
27 Nov 2012, 12:38 pm
And he "wouldn’t vote for anybody being nominated out of the Benghazi debacle until I had answers about what happened that I don’t have today." Shouldn't Rice be better at conciliation if she's got what it takes to be Secretary of State? CORRECTION: Originally, I'd attributed the quote in the headline to McCain, one of the 2 Senators at the meeting with Rice. (The other Senator was Ayotte.) [read post]
16 Nov 2012, 12:46 pm
The question emerges from Petraeus's testimony today: "The original talking points were much more specific about Al Qaeda involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists," King said, adding that the final version was the product of a vague "inter-agency process."... Lawmakers are focusing on the talking points in the first place because of concern over the account Rice gave on five Sunday shows on Sept. 16, when she repeatedly claimed the attack was spontaneous -- Rice's… [read post]
9 May 2013, 4:53 pm by
"Chris Christie: Can a fat man win the presidency?/Howard Kurtz, Jason Collins, Tina Brown, and honesty/Benghazi: scandal or hype?" — those are the basic topics, as framed by the Bloggingheads enterprise, as I talk for 70+ minutes with Bob Wright. Here's the whole thing: I'll pull out some choice bits in a little while. [read post]
23 Dec 2013, 5:20 am by
From the "60 Minutes" piece on Susan Rice, who is "not the first woman to be national security advisor, or the first African American. But she is the first mother. She has two kids: Jake, 16 and Maris, 11."Her husband, Ian Cameron, used to be an executive producer at ABC News....Lesley Stahl: Ian, you actually have stopped working.Ian Cameron: Yeah.Lesley Stahl: To take care of the kids?Ian Cameron: Yeah. Well we were in a situation, you know, financially that one of us could step out of the working… [read post]
25 Nov 2012, 8:17 am
"... more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination." This time, it is the Editorial Board of The Washington Post, which issued a truly amazing screed... claiming that critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are motivated by race and sex, as demonstrated by the facts that most are male and a significant percentage come from former confederate states.... It's an obvious scheme — actually, I am not amazed — to scare conservatives into… [read post]
16 Nov 2012, 12:10 pm
More sexism displayed in efforts to defend Susan Rice, this time from Wisconsin member of Congress Gwen Moore. I called attention to President Obama's inappropriate/bogus chivalry here and here. Women serving in positions of power are subject to the same criticisms as men, and efforts to defend them that are premised on the idea that women deserve special protection, solicitude, or respect or that deploy metaphors from the realm of domestic violence are perversely implying that women do not… [read post]
30 May 2013, 9:02 am by Elie Mystal
Have African-Americans in leadership positions not named “Barack Obama” benefited from this whole “black president” thing? Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Attorney General Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Department of Justice, Desiree Rogers, DOJ, Eric Holder, Federal Government, Jeremiah Wright, Justice Department, Michael Gerson, Minority Issues, Politics, Susan Rice, Ta-Nehisi Coates     [read post]
1 Dec 2008, 4:31 pm by Christoph Koettl
With every day that passes, grave human rights violations continue in places like Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burma. President-elect Barack Obama’s recent personnel decisions have fostered speculations that we will see a stronger US stance against the mass atrocities that are perpetrated in these countries. Obama’s most recent pick: Today, he nominated Susan Rice as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in… [read post]
21 Nov 2012, 10:49 am
"... for removing references to Al-Qaeda from the unclassified talking points about the Benghazi attack that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used in the early days after September 11, 2012," says Senator John McCain. "I participated in hours of hearings in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week regarding the events in Benghazi, where senior intelligence officials were asked this very question, and all of them – including the Director of National Intelligence himself –… [read post]
29 Nov 2012, 7:30 am
So say Anne Gearan and Steven Mufson, writing in the Washington Post, prompting me to think the opposite. I say we're being played by a political maneuver designed to keep us from looking deeply and broadly into the issues surrounding the Benghazi attack. It's all about Susan Rice, but why? She isn't even the nominee for Secretary of State. She just might be. Focus on her. She was sent out onto 5 Sunday talk shows a few days after the attack, to say something about that terrible video, which is… [read post]
20 Nov 2012, 8:45 am
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Not the White House or the State Department. Republicans have accused [Susan] of making misleading statements by referring to the assault as a "spontaneous" demonstration by extremists. Some have suggested she used the terminology she did for political reasons.However, an intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too "tenuous" to make public...."The intelligence community assessed from… [read post]
19 Mar 2011, 7:41 am by annalthouse@gmail.com (Ann Althouse)
It's the opposite of the Code Pink idea that women bring the peace. How long have I heard this feminist plaint: If only women had the power, we would have peace, not phallocratic war. But no: In a Paris hotel room on Monday night, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton... changed course, forming an unlikely alliance with a handful of top administration aides who had been arguing for intervention. Within hours, Mrs. Clinton and the aides had convinced Mr. Obama that the United States had to… [read post]
14 Aug 2013, 3:52 pm by
Jennifer Rubin tries to answer the question. She's got a list of 8 things, and I especially like: 2. Bob Schieffer has gotten feisty. He zings administration guests, asks probing questions, and gives snappy commentary. Given the choice between a Schieffer and a Gregory interview, I’d watch the former every time. I agree! I think Schieffer got angry about Susan Rice lying on all the talk shows about Benghazi. He's been on fire since then. He's so old, so I was assuming he was coasting, but he… [read post]
8 Jun 2013, 3:00 am by charlesblanchard
Michael Cohen has an interesting analysis of the new Obama Administration national security team, and offers these thoughts on their views on the use of military force: What is perhaps most important is that all four have shown not just skepticism, but also nuanced thinking about the use of U.S. military force. The elevation of Rice and Power has led many to conclude that liberal interventionists now have greater influence within the White House. But the truth is far murkier. Rice, who was President… [read post]