This time, conservative leaders and critics are beginning to drop their defenses much more quickly — perhaps because there's no confirmation process for Rice's new position as national security adviser, and there's nothing much they can ultimately do about it. Here's a guide, still with plenty of anger but ultimately acceptance, to that transformation in the making.
Republicans wanted a do-over on Benghazi. They got it, but with today's appointment of Rice as national security adviser, Obama is signaling that he thinks he won round two. Here's the tale of the tapping — and how the emails went mainstream, and then didn't.
In a big shake-up of the President's inner circle (and a big thumb in the eye of Senate Republicans) National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is resigning his post ... and it's going to Susan Rice.
According to ABC News, the government talking points on the situation in Benghazi went through eleven versions prior to their final release. We've created an interactive tool allowing you to walk through each individual change.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice may get the last laugh. Republicans won't be able to stop her from claiming her consolation prize, which, if a new report proves to be accurate, will be as the head of national security.
It wasn't exactly a McCainian grilling, but Stewart did get rather obsessed with Washington's obsession with her talk-show explanation. He also tried — and failed — to do the Harlem Shake.
According to the Boston Globe, President Obama settled on Kerry for Secretary of State before, not after, Rice withdrew herself consideration.
There are several key differences between President Obama's cabinet picks in 2009 and in 2013. This term there are more longtime Obama allies. This term he's showing more "confidence in his choices," picking fights with Republicans. And this term he's picking a lot of white males.
The trio of senators who led the months-long wave of criticism against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are suddenly focusing their attention on Obama's potential pick for Secretary of Defense.
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In an interview late Thursday night after withdrawing from the running for Secretary of State — and in a new op-ed published overnight — Susan Rice insisted about the Benghazi conflict that ruined her future that "it's our obligation to try to explain it as best we can to the American people."
McCain's campaign to block Rice's appointment was as strange as it was successful. Here's a timeline of the big moments that forced Rice to withdraw her name from consideration for Secretary of State on Thursday afternoon — and probably now make John Kerry the frontrunner.
President Obama's one-time frontrunner for the position has withdrawn herself from consideration. Here's what we know so far.
John McCain is going to join a Senate committee just in time to vet Susan Rice, or whomever President Obama nominates for Secretary of State.
Republican Senators have gotten little traction trying to pin the Benghazi disaster on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, but new details about the role she's played in the ongoing Congolese war might be more damaging to her possible nomination for Secretary of State.
At a press conference late Monday morning, Sen. John McCain called Sen. John Kerry "Mr. Secretary" at a press conference, which was either wishful thinking or a Freudian slip.
As Republican senators suddenly break out the effusive praise for Democratic Senator John Kerry as the right choice over Susan Rice for Secretary of State, well, there's a whole lot of flip-flopping on the not-so-fast track to Foggy Bottom.
For the past few weeks, we've seen Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham fall over one another trying to point out just how wrong Susan Rice was. Don't think Jon Stewart and his team haven't been eagerly watching, too.
If you found yourself watching MSNBC this week and then found yourself hungrier than when you sat down, there's an explanation. Their coverage of this ongoing Susan Rice saga is trying to make you hungry — with bad puns.
If it all seems like a frenzy over something that matters very little to average American people and very much to a couple of long-serving American senators, you have to remember: talking points on talks shows are very, very important to the careers of long-serving senators.
Tracking the latest developments in the controversy over Susan Rice has devolved into an exercise in tracking every single word John McCain says — and it's getting more than a little tiresome, and not even the least bit maverick.
All Sen. John McCain ever really said he wanted was for Susan Rice to come out and talk about her statements about the Benghazi attacks, and say that they were wrong. This afternoon, Rice appears to have done just that.
Susan Rice met with the triumvirate of Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte in a closed-door meeting today. And the first few "disturbed" things we're hearing from those senators sound awfully familiar: They're threatening to block her potential nomination as Secretary of State... again.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took the initiative to invite John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte to sit down and speak with her Tuesday like reasonable adults about her controversial comments on the Benghazi attacks. They all said yes.
With the strongest critics of Rice easing up, it looks less likely they've convinced enough senators to get 60 votes to filibuster her. Why?
Caught red handed, the White House admitted to copy-editing part of the CIA's talking points on the Benghazi attack given to Susan Rice. The only thing they changed, though, was a reference to the building that was attacked.
Republican Senators have had their sights set on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice lately, threatening to block her nomination as Secretary of State because they believe she went on a few Sunday morning shows and said incorrect stuff about the attacks in Benghazi. Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee has released the CIA info Rice was given, so we can now compare the differences:
Over the past few days we've heard just how upset John McCain has been about Susan Rice's maybe-nomination because of how she handled the terror attacks in Benghazi and the lack of information he's been given regarding those attacks. He was so busy doing that, that he missed a classified Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing yesterday.
Thanks to the political equivalent of a "come at me, bro" from the President yesterday, it looks like Susan Rice is one step closer to becoming the Secretary of State. And we haven't even heard from any Senators yet.
John McCain is convinced that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is part of a massive cover-up over the Benghazi embassy attack and is launching a preemptive campaign to keep her from becoming Secretary of State.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was the face of the Obama administration's inaccurate information on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks, but don't blame her disseminating the misinformation, blame the talking points she was given by the intelligence community.
It took a long time for the Obama administration to admit an Al Qaeda link to the attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, but according to a new report in The Daily Beast, U.S. intelligence officials knew al Qaeda was involved within a day of the attacks.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice surprised journalists Sunday when she contradicted prevailing wisdom that the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya last week was not a pre-meditated attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeals to American audiences during his appearance on Meet the Press. Elsewhere, John McCain, Mike Rogers, George Will and Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf discuss the protests at U.S. embassies across the world.
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