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This is all political partisanship using dead people. It's the GOP trying to get Hillary at this point.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led House voted Tuesday to extend a special committee's investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador.

The move to reauthorize the politically charged panel was included in a rules package for the new Congress that passed 234 to 172, mostly along party lines.

Five Democrats on the select committee lamented the reauthorization, which set no limit on the committee's budget or time frame, which means it could last well into the presidential election year. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, could be called to testify about the attack, which occurred while she was secretary of state.

A report by the House Intelligence Committee found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the panel determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

"After eight months and more than a million taxpayer dollars spent, it remains unclear what new questions the select committee seeks to answer," the Democrats said in a statement. "Since our members were denied the ability to meaningfully debate or amend the resolution, we now look to the committee to quickly adopt rules that ensure that our Democratic members are able to participate fully in the investigation."

The five Democrats are Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

The special Benghazi panel is reviewing efforts to secure U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel as it continues investigating the September 2012 attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. A Libyan extremist, Ahmed Abu Khatalla, is facing trial on murder charges after he was captured in Libya and taken to the U.S.

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This is all political partisanship using dead people. It's the GOP trying to get Hillary at this point.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led House voted Tuesday to extend a special committee's investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador.

The move to reauthorize the politically charged panel was included in a rules package for the new Congress that passed 234 to 172, mostly along party lines.

Five Democrats on the select committee lamented the reauthorization, which set no limit on the committee's budget or time frame, which means it could last well into the presidential election year. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, could be called to testify about the attack, which occurred while she was secretary of state.

A report by the House Intelligence Committee found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the panel determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

"After eight months and more than a million taxpayer dollars spent, it remains unclear what new questions the select committee seeks to answer," the Democrats said in a statement. "Since our members were denied the ability to meaningfully debate or amend the resolution, we now look to the committee to quickly adopt rules that ensure that our Democratic members are able to participate fully in the investigation."

The five Democrats are Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

The special Benghazi panel is reviewing efforts to secure U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel as it continues investigating the September 2012 attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. A Libyan extremist, Ahmed Abu Khatalla, is facing trial on murder charges after he was captured in Libya and taken to the U.S.

House reauthorizes special committee probing Benghazi attack
Looks like the new reign of morons is a carbon copy of the old reign of morons eh?SAD.
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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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Yes, There must be something wrong. People just don't get attacked in dangerous places.
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The song remains the same....
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The American people are funny. They voted the same people into power who are the reason for the least productive congress ever.

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You guys are either naive or happy as clams. No how no way this was going away. At least now you have a bone upon which to continue your blathering.
I was kinda worried you could have to get on to a new topic where you had to do some new research and your arguments would have substance.

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You guys are either naive or happy as clams. No how no way this was going away. At least now you have a bone upon which to continue your blathering.
I was kinda worried you could have to get on to a new topic where you had to do some new research and your arguments would have substance.

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Really seriously how many investigations have there been? And pretty much nothing was found?
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Yes, There must be something wrong. People just don't get attacked in dangerous places.
Oh yes they do. Especially people sent to dangerous places for murky reasons and who'd been denied prudent protection.
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Oh yes they do. Especially people sent to dangerous places for murky reasons and who'd been denied prudent protection.
You mean like the 241 marines? I think Chris Stevens felt safer than you think. He was out eating in outdoor cafe's. Plus, he had the authority to pack up and leave if he felt in danger.
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