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HEARING UNDERWAY

House Oversight Committee Holds Benghazi Hearing
By Harold Hutchison

The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing today on the 11 September, 2012 attack on the United States consulate that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The hearing is currently airing on CSPAN 3, and is also streaming at oversight.house.gov.

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MURDER-SUICIDE BOMBINGS TARGET PAKISTANI POLITICIANS

Over 30 Killed In Two Bombings
By Harold Hutchison

Two bombings in the last two days have targeted candidates from an Islamist party running for seats in Pakistan’s parliament. At least 32 people have been killed in the murder-suicide attacks.

The bombing targeted Sayed Janan and Munir Orakzai, members of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party. According to a report by VOA News, Orakzai was wounded in the earlier attack, for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

Rooney, Fattah, Wolf Urge DoD to Reclassify Ft. Hood Deaths, Injuries as “Combat-Related”

“Workplace Violence” Designation Denies Victims, Families Key Services, Benefits

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Tom Rooney (R-FL), Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today wrote Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel, urging him to re-classify the injuries and deaths resulting from the terrorist attack on Ft. Hood – currently designated by the Department as “workplace violence” – as “combat-related.”

BOMBSHELL EXPLODES PRIOR TO BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Former SecState Clinton Accused of End Run
By Harold Hutchison

Prior to a hearing by the House Committee on Government Oversight scheduled for Wednesday, a new bombshell exploded when details of what one whistleblower from the State Department will tell the committee emerged over the weekend. Mark I. Thompson is the deputy director of the State Department’s counter-terror unit, and will claim that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to cut his unit out of the decision-making process.

JOINT ATTACK BY HACKERS AND JIHADISTS?

America Could Face Joint Cyber-Attack This Week
By Harold Hutchison

America could be facing a cyber-attack later this week as criminal hackers and jihadists are reportedly planning a joint operation. The attacks include U.S. government agencies, banks, and other American businesses.

MUSHARRAF PROSECUTOR GUNNED DOWN

Gunmen Kill Lawyer Handling Bhutto Assassination Case
By Harold Hutchison

The prosecutor who was investigating former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf over his alleged involvement in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed in Islamabad.

Chaudhry Zulfiqar was en route to an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi in connection with the case surrounding the murder of Bhutto when he was killed by gunmen who attacked his car.

WERE THE TERRORISTS HIRED TO GUARD BENGHAZI?

Militia Hired For Security Supported Al-Qaeda
By Harold Hutchison

The February 17th Martyrs Brigade, hired by the State Department to provide security for the consulate in Benghazi. The consulate was attacked on 11 September, 2012, and four Americans were killed.

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO TAKES ON TSARNAEV'S MOM

THREE MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED!

Two Are Kazakhs Already Held On Immigration Charges
By Harold Hutchison

Three more suspects have been taken into custody by the Boston Police as the investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon continues. This now raises questions about whether the brothers acted alone, or if there was a larger conspiracy.

Two of the suspects, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, had already been held on immigration charges. They are accused of obstructing the investigation by attempting to dispose of computers and other equipment from the apartment shared by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

WERE WHISTLEBLOWERS THREATENED?

Prospective Lawyers for Benghazi Survivors Denied Clearance
By Harold Hutchison

Survivors of the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, are having trouble obtaining legal representation because the State Department is denying security clearances to lawyers interested in representing the victims.

ISSA ANNOUNES NEW BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Government Oversight Committee to Meet Next Month
By Harold Hutchison

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight, announced that the committee would hold new hearings on the 11 September, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack.

BOSTON UPDATE

Suspects Planned Times Square Attack
By Harold Hutchison

The surviving suspect in the twin bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon admitted that he and his brother planned to set off similar bombs in Times Square in New Cork City. This came as controversy continued over the decision to Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

HAGEL: SYRIA USED GAS

Defense Secretary Notes “Small Scale” Use
By Harold Hutchison

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has stated that Syria has used chemical weapons. The development heightens tensions around the ongoing civil war, in which tens of thousands have died.

COVER-UPS AND SCREW-UPS?

Tsarnaev Brothers Received Welfare, but Probe Shut Down
By Harold Hutchison

The suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon that killed three people, and who are later alleged to have killed a MIT police officer were receiving welfare benefit. But exactly how much they got will remain a secret if Governor Deval Patrick gets his way.