WASHINGTON: ‘ GOP PLANS ASSAULT ON OBAMA’S REGULATORY AGENDA ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Dec.01 – The GOP is preparing to mount a full-scale assault on President Obama’s regulatory agenda, using the party’s strengthened hand in Congress to delay, soften or block contentious administration rules at every turn.

As long as Obama sits atop the executive branch, Republicans’ power to derail scores of rule making efforts now under way is limited.

But control of both the House and Senate in the next Congress will enable GOP lawmakers to ratchet up their attacks on what they view as overzealous regulation. 

By Tim Devaney and Lydia Wheeler @ The Hill 

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‘ TWO YEAR PROBE BY HOUSE CLEARS CLINTON & RICE OF BENGHAZI ALLEGATIONS ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.22 – A two-year probe by the House Intelligence Committee has cleared then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice on allegations that they mishandled the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which led to the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA agents.

Following the attack, Republicans criticized Clinton, who is expected to run in the 2016 presidential elections, saying the CIA was ordered to stand down as the compound came under siege.

Rice, meanwhile, was condemned for blaming the attack on a riot sparked by an anti-Muslim video, as opposed to an act of terrorism.

The panel said that to this day, significant intelligence gaps remain regarding what motivated the protesters to violence.

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