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Violence in Middle East

Violence in Middle East

09/12/12 10:29AM

This morning we all woke up to the news that Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador to Libya, along with three staff members, was killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Demonstrations also broke out in Egypt where protestors climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and replaced the American flag with an Islamic banner.The violence was sparked by an anti-Islam film called, Innocence of  Muslims, that ridiculed Muhammad. The film was produced by an Israeli filmmaker living in California and has been promoted by anti-Muslim, Egyptian Christian campaigners in the United States. read more

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

US won't rule out Islamist militant link to attack, sends forces to Libya

09/12/12 06:47AM

New in this version: U.S. sends Navy destroyers to Libyan coast; two other victims identified as State Department employeesUpdated at 7:08 p.m. ET: U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday that they couldn't rule out the possibility that al-Qaida-inspired Islamist militants were responsible for the attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi that killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans.U.S. read more

How President Obama is not Jimmy Carter

How President Obama is not Jimmy Carter

09/11/12 08:00PM

Although the GOP continues its comparison of Jimmy Carter’s failed reelection campaign to President Barack Obama’s current one, The Cycle’s Steve Kornacki points out how ‘the two are different. watch

Remmembering 9/11

09/11/12 04:36PM

As the years pass, how should America remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? The Cycle hosts discuss and be sure to let us know your thoughts.  read more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, September 11, 2012.

Country remembers 9/11 terrorist attacks

09/11/12 11:24AM

The United Stated marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Tuesday with ceremonies, prayer and moments of silence for the victims. Events took place around the country, including where three terrorist-guided planes struck in New York City and at the Pentagon, as well as where a fourth plane crashed Pennsylvania.   read more

Guest Spot: The Victory Lab

Guest Spot: The Victory Lab

09/11/12 10:43AM

Author Sasha Issenberg joins the conversation in today's guest spot to discuss his book The Victory Lab: The Secret Success of Winning Campaigns. The book focuses on the secret science of winning campaigns and he examinies the tactics and stratgies both President Obama and Mitt Romney are using throughout the Presidential race.Be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation.  read more

Steve Kornacki latest article: Mitt's specificity problem

09/11/12 09:32AM

Democrats have long been making an issue of the lack of specificity in Mitt Romney’s policy pronouncements. This has caused the GOP nominee his share of headaches, most notably with Democrats happily filling in the blanks on what would be required to prevent Romney’s tax plan from blowing a hole in the budget, but his campaign has always expected to be attacked by the other side. read more