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Mistaken Movie Indentity

Friday, December 14, 2012

Last September, the YouTube video "Innocence of Muslims" sparked protests around the world. Around the same time, an airing of a very different film about the Islamic faith caused a small riot in Northern India. “The Message” is a multi-million-dollar epic about the life of Mohammad. It could not be more different than “Innocence of Muslims,” yet it’s the second time its been connected to violence. Bob speaks with the Atlantic's Malcolm Burnley, who wrote about the remarkable history of "The Message." 

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Opinion: GOP's Furor over Susan Rice Means it Hasn't Learned its 2012 Lesson

Monday, November 19, 2012

The first headlines the GOP is making post-election are for going after Susan Rice, the current UN ambassador whom Obama wants to nominate as the Secretary of State. Not a smart move.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-Election Politics

Monday, November 19, 2012

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the politicking surrounding the fiscal cliff, the Benghazi hearings and the possible influence they may have on the President’s new Cabinet.

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Benghazi and Petraeus: What We Know Now

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spencer Ackerman, writer for Wired magazine's national security blog, Danger Room, reviews what we know and don't know about the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi and the scandal involving former CIA director Petraeus.

 

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5 Things We Learned From Obama’s First-in-Five-Months Press Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Until Wednesday, President Obama hadn't faced questions from a room full of reporters since June. What did they want to know?

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Opinion: Romney Scrambles to Be Obama-lite on Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

After the debate, Romney's spin masters, including former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, had a very difficult time after the debate explaining how Romney's foreign policy would be different from Barack Obama's.

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Opinion: How Obama Can Turn the Libya Conversation Around

Monday, October 15, 2012

By not changing the narrative of the attack against the US consulate in Benghazi the Democrats have shown remarkable political naïveté and disorganization.

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Opinion: Did Obama Lose Interest in the Arab Spring?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Serious questions remain as to whether, after the overthrow of dictatorships, the U.S. failed to aggressively follow-up to help in the building of civil, security, economic, and political institutions in these countries.

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White House Says Attack in Libya May Have Been Planned

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The United States has vowed to track down those behind the attacks in Benghazi that killed American Ambassador Chris Stevens and left three other diplomatic personnel dead. Speaking from the Rose Garden on Wednesday, President Obama told the American people that these acts of violence will not pass without an appropriate response.

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Opinion: How Libya Will Affect the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

While 9/11 was off-limits for campaign politics, the murder of Americans in Libya was not.

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Watch and Read Statement: President Obama Addresses Libya Tragedy

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

President Obama strongly condemned the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans. Watch the statement below and read and read the president's official statement on the attacks.

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Opinion: Libya Tragedy Reminder of Foreign Policy in 2012 Race

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

These aren't areas where candidates can rail against each other because they aren't topics that can be resolved with an easily chant-able slogan.  So it's safer for both sides to leave them out of the debates.

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Update on Developments in Libya From Tripoli

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The situation in Libya is rapidly changing. We're hearing for the first time since the raid on Tripoli from the man who runs NATO — Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He's been speaking to our partner the BBC. And at the same the British Defense Secretary, Liam Fox, has been weighing in about the help being given to NATO. Not clear at this stage the two are singing from the same hymn sheet. We speak with John Burns, from our partner The New York Times and Rana Jawad, correspondent from our partner the BBC.

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Libya's Rebels Under Fire

Friday, April 01, 2011

Speaking to Congress on Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that he opposes arming the Libyan rebels. Gate's position is in line with the NATO forces, who have taken over command of Operation Protectorate, as the air attack on Libya is now being called. NATO commanders say they will enforce the arms embargo, no-fly zone and focus on protecting civilians – but not necessarily the rebels.

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