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Tough Questions on Benghazi await former CIA Director David Petraeus

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The next round of questioning that former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell may face before congress will be address the conflicts of their original testimony and mounting evidence that the attack was a planned encounter.  Relying heavily on military experts, many believe the attack was not a spur-of-the-moment chain of events.   This includes a very efficient mortar attack on the day of the violence.

Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony.

Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof — a target roughly the size of two convenience stores. {read more FoxNews}  

 

For more background and history on this story, follow link to Wiki- History of Benghazi

Conservative Republicans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Conservative Republicans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

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In a surprise vote by conservative republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), 41% voted that marijuana should be fully legalized. 

This was a stunning reversal of what has often been described as an ultra-conservative group in regard to social issues.  The straw poll was taken at the conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  

While 41% said it’s time to change the law and tax it, another 21% said it should be legalized only for medicinal purposes, while just 31 percent said it should remain illegal in all cases.  That’s a stunning 62% of conservative Republicans wanting to legalize it.

Source:  Washington Times