CNN Radio News Day: December 20, 2012
(L-R) Sen. James Risch (R-ID), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) listen to testimony during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the September 11th attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, on Capitol Hill, December 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.
December 20th, 2012
04:31 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: December 20, 2012

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  • Congressional hearings into the deadly September 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya kicked-off Thursday.  The hearings follow the release of a scathing report that found "systemic failures" and "leadership and management deficiencies" regarding embassy security.  The report was commissioned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who postponed testimony at the hearings due to illness.  CNN Foreign Affairs reporter Elise Labott says right off the bat, top deputies of Secretary Clinton were contrite:

" ...and there's really not much more you can do with such a scathing report, except eat the crow and call it caviar."


Guns and Congress
December 20th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Guns and Congress

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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Washington (CNN) –  The debate over how to prevent another mass shooting in America is echoing across the country, but it’s more staccato in Congress. Especially when it comes to a central issue: guns.

Many members of Congress who are known as supporting gun rights are remaining quiet for now.

[2:06] “I think we need to talk about this in another time. With a bigger focus with everything that is brought to bear on this.”

– Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX



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