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McCain: Benghazi a 'Coverup'

Durbin: 'No it isn't'

(Newser) - The leaked Benghazi emails set the agenda for today's Sunday talk shows, with John McCain labeling the White House's response to the attacks a "coverup." "For the president's spokesman to say, 'Well, there was only words or technical changes made in those emails'... More »

American Diplomacy in Sad Shape

Essay: Foreign Service needs more professional diplomats, not political appointees

(Newser) - Even as diplomacy has grown ever more important to US national security, the US Foreign Service is being threatened by partisan politics worse than ever before, write longtime diplomats Susan Johnson, Ronald Neumann, and Thomas Pickering in the Washington Post . Exhibit A: Top leadership positions in the State Department have... More »

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