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October 10, 2012

House Holds Hearing on Libya Attack

The big political story of the day may be Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

First Read: "How concerned is the Obama administration about today's hearing, which starts at noon ET? Concerned enough that the State Department -- after weeks of near-silence -- yesterday gave a tick-tock of what happened in Libya, and that tick-tock doesn't even remotely match what UN Ambassador Susan Rice said in the days after the attack (that it was sparked by that anti-Islam video and that it wasn't premeditated). Of course, the Obama administration has since revised its story, and it's better to be late than never. But there's no doubt that today's hearing is going to be - at the very least -- a headache for the White House."

Interestingly, the Washington Post reports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not appear at the hearing. The State Department "will instead send a trusted career diplomat along with three security officials."


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