The idea that Democrats' very presence on the Benghazi committee will amount to a check on overreach is oddly blind to the events of the past year and a half.
No one is better at turning hyped-up scandal into campaign cash.
If John Boehner and his leadership team genuinely believe the things the Benghazi conspiracy theorists believe, then they're treating the issue in an incredibly strange way.
The GOP's Benghazi Committee Chairman Seems Unfamiliar With What Happened on the Day of the Attack
May 07, 2014
It's frightening how likely it is that the chairman of the Benghazi committee has actually written the non-Benghazi events of September 11, 2012 and the days thereafter out of existence in his mind.
It's the politically smart move.
In covering the story as a political scandal, just as Republicans want them to, the only scalps the media has really collected are their own.
Republicans aren't going to let Benghazi go until they find that it doesn't serve as a liability against Hillary Clinton.
The economy is a long-term problem, but that's not what prevents the U.S. from enacting its interests abroad.
The NSA Scandal Was Good for Obama
June 24, 2013
The story about extensive National Security Agency monitoring of electronic communications blew through Washington with hurricane force. And, like a hurricane, it fully consumed the attention of just about everybody who fell within its path.
The IRS case shows that bad laws can have conservative roots, too.