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The Takeaway

The Clinton Email Scandal: All About Benghazi?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Clinton's use of a private email address to conduct official government business has drawn the ire of Republicans who have been investigating the attack on Benghazi.

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PRI's The World

The death of a teen activist marks a new low in Benghazi's violence

Monday, September 22, 2014

Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Inside Account of 13 Hours in Benghazi

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mitchell Zuckoff tells what happened during the September 11, 2012, terrorists attack the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "I Don't Have a Title for This Show" Edition

Friday, June 20, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, Will Dobson, and John Dickerson. This week: Will Iraq break apart? Who is Abu Khattala? And are violent threats protected speech?

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The Takeaway

The New Politics of Benghazi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Obama Administration will set a new precedent with the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the attacks in Benghazi. Instead of trying him at Guantánamo Bay, a Washington, D.C. judge will hear the case. The decision is igniting new political tensions.

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On The Media

RIP Vile Rat

Friday, February 21, 2014

On September 11th, 2012, gunmen attacked two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans. Sean Smith, one of the four killed in the attack, was an IT manager in the real world, but online, he was Vile Rat, a hugely influential diplomat in the video game Eve Online. OTM Producer and TLDR co-creator Alex Goldman talks to Sean's friend Alex "The Mittani" Gianturco about who Sean was both in Eve and in the real world.

Programming note: This segment originally aired on TLDR, OTM's new blog and podcast

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On The Media

The Biggest Media Errors of 2013, the Never Ending Debate about Benghazi, and More

Friday, January 03, 2014

Annual roundup of the biggest media mistakes of the last year, why we won't stop arguing about Benghazi anytime soon, and confessions of a click-bait blogger.

On The Media

No End In Sight

Friday, January 03, 2014

In a more than 7000-word piece last week, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick reviewed the September 11, 2012 attack at a US consulate building in Benghazi, Libya, to determine, once and for all, whether it was a local affair triggered by an anti-Muslim YouTube video, or al Qaeda elements participating in a planned assault on the anniversary of 9/11. Bob talks to Politico Magazine Deputy Editor Blake Hounshell who says that, despite the definitive nature of the article, Kirkpatrick’s report won’t put an end to Benghazi anytime soon.

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The Takeaway

Benghazi, Examined

Monday, December 30, 2013

Last fall, Ambassador H. Christopher Stevens was killed in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, after a confusing set of circumstances. As the Obama administration scrambled to explain what had happened, Republicans accused the Obama administration of trying to cover up Al Qaeda’s involvement in the attack. It's a story told in two very different ways, depending which side of the political aisle you stand on. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief and Mideast Correspondent at our partner The New York Times, set out to tell the truest version possible of what really happened in Benghazi.

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On The Media

Correcting the Record

Friday, November 15, 2013

This week saw a couple of attempts at explaining journalistic mistakes. The first was a terse apology from 60 minutes over a botched report on the Benghazi compound attack in 2012. The second was a re-examination of The New York Times decision to delay publication of an article warrantless wire tapping for over a year. Bob examines both of these stories - and how each outlet handled them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CBS News chief Jeff Fager has called the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi "as big a mistake as there has been" in the program's history. Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert explains why and describes what was missing from Lara Logan's apology over the weekend.

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On The Media

The Three-Headed Scandal Monster

Friday, May 24, 2013

Brooke takes a look at the three scandals that have dominated the news cycle for the past couple weeks: the IRS targeting conservative political groups, the DOJ looking through the phone records and email of reporters, and the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DoJ vs. Reporters; Khaled Hosseini; Are You Leaning In?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza discusses the way the Justice Department is going after leakers and the reporters they work with. Plus: best-selling author Khaled Hosseini discusses his latest novel, which traces one Afghan family's journey through the generations; New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day. Plus: Are you "leaning in"?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Barack Obama is Richard Nixon Gabfest

Friday, May 17, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's second-term scandal trifecta, including the DOJ's snooping on reporters. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration Juggling Multiple Scandals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week, three major scandals have picked up steam in Washington: the I.R.S. unfairly targeting conservative groups, the Department of Justice's subpoena of journalists' phone numbers and last year's attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich shares the latest on the series of firestorms in Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Benghazi Emails; IRS Targeting; Obamacare

Monday, May 13, 2013

Last Friday was not the calmest day at the White House, as reporters and Republican lawmakers continued to press on the details of the Benghazi embassy attack. Plus, revelations that the IRS was targeting conservative groupsBen Smith, Buzzfeed editor in chief, talks about the latest from Washington.

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The Washington Report

Are American utility companies at risk for a new kind of cyber attack?

Monday, May 13, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about a new kind of cyber-attack; he looks at what we learned from the Benghazi hearings and ponders the question: is the President a lame duck already?

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case Against Intervention in Syria

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, discusses what we learned at yesterday's hearings on Benghazi, and why she believes the situation in Syria needs diplomacy, not military intervention.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happened in Benghazi

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, editors of the special operations website SOFREP.com, give an account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans on September 12, 2012. Glen Doherty was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a terrorist attack. The e-book original, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, is the result of Murphy and Webb's investigation to understand exactly what happened, as well as the role played by the Obama Administration, State Department, and CIA. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Protect and Defend

Monday, February 18, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll have the first insider’s account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans last September 11th. David Ives talks about the off-Broadway production of a group of his short plays under the title “All in the Timing,” along with Carson Elrod, who is one of its stars. Kenny Vance on his latest album, “Acapella." Plus, a look at the New York City teachers and professors who were investigated during the Red Scare in the 1950s and 60s.