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Friday, May 2, 2014

House Republicans to study Benghazi attacks

Posted By on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 12:22 PM

House Speaker John Boehner said he will form a select committee to study the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Republican Rep. Tom Cotton cheered the news. A suggestion for special counsel: call down to Waco for Kenneth Starr to take leave from Baylor. He'd need to have time available through November 2016.

PS — Steve Womack joins the rodeo with a statement praising the move and blasting the Obama administration. Maybe Starr needs Hick Ewing, too. 2016 may not be quick enough to finish. Why not 2020?

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