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CIA base chief in Benghazi denies ordering team to stand down as depicted in '13 Hours'

Bdn Ghazi tragedyThe officer in charge of the CIA's Benghazi base on the night four Americans were killed during attacks in 2012 says 13 Hours, a big-screen account of the events, is inaccurate.

A source identified only as Bob told The Washington Post he did not instruct his security team to "stand down" rather than attempt to rescue U.S. diplomats under siege nearby.

"There never was a stand-down order," the high-ranking operative insisted. "At no time did I ever second-guess that the team would depart."


Cruz did not disclose Goldman Sachs loan during 2012 Senate campaign: report

Ted CruzSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did not disclose a loan from Goldman Sachs to his 2012 Senate campaign, the New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

Cruz and his wife Heidi, who works at Goldman Sachs, reported putting $1 million of “personal funds” into his campaign.

The Tea Party darling told the Times at the time it was “all we had saved.”


Muslim advocacy group demands Trump apology after supporters harass peaceful protester

Donald Idiot TrumpMuslim advocacy group on Saturday called on Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologize after a Muslim woman engaged in a silent protest was removed by security personnel and booed by the crowd at his rally in South Carolina on Friday night.

“The image of a Muslim woman being abused and ejected from a political rally sends a chilling message to American Muslims and to all those who value our nation’s traditions of religious diversity and civic participation,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).


Texas Governor Calls for Huge, Insane Changes to U.S. Constitution

Greg Abbot's insane Constitution changesConservatives like to talk about calling a convention to change the U.S. Constitution. It's usually discussed in the context of a potential balanced budget amendment; Marco Rubio said just this week that he'd support such a convention.

On Friday, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott added his voice to the conversation—and went way beyond the balanced-budget idea, calling for amendments that would basically end the United States as we know it.

If you think I'm being hyperbolic, look at Abbott's list of ideas:


Trump tells security to take protesters' coats: 'Throw them out into the cold'

Trump in New HampshireRepublican front-runner Donald Trump directed security to kick out Bernie Sanders supporters from his Vermont rally and to confiscate their coats.

"Throw them out into the cold," Trump ordered security, as protesters shouted "Bernie! Bernie!" during his rally Thursday night in Burlington, Vt.

"Don't give them their coats," Trump added. "No coats! Confiscate their coats."

The Sanders supporters had planned to infiltrate the Trump rally, but many were thwarted as Trump security screened attendees and ejected those who didn't declare allegiance to the billionaire.


Obama town hall on gun violence: Voters can break NRA 'stranglehold' on Congress

Obama town hall on gun violence- President Barack Obama appeared on national television Thursday night in a town hall meeting to discuss a highly controversial issue that's taken center stage this week -- gun violence in America -- which he addressed with new executive orders intended to tighten gun controls in the United States.

The president appeared on the CNN special, titled Guns in America: Obama Town Hall, with host Anderson Cooper. During the live telecast from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Obama spoke of his new efforts to fight gun violence, reflected on tragedies of the past and took questions from concerned members in the audience.


Team Trump all over the map on Morocco 'mistake'

Trump faux pas re Morocoo videoDonald Trump’s lawyer is taking back a statement he made earlier Tuesday that a video clip used in Trump's new TV ad was a mistake.

"I wasn't aware of the question as stated, knew little about the ad or campaign strategy, but after connecting with the Trump campaign, I understand it was done that way to demonstrate that the United States has become a dumping ground for other countries who are continually taking advantage of us. I do not speak for Mr. Trump or the campaign," Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization's executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, told POLITICO in an email.


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