Wed September 12, 2012
Presidential Race

Romney Criticizes Obama's Response To Libya Attack



It didn't take long for the attacks in Benghazi and Cairo to become part of the presidential campaign. Mitt Romney jumped in first. In a statement last night before Ambassador Stevens' death had been announced, Romney accused President Obama of sympathizing with those who waged the assault. The Obama campaign responded, saying it was shocked that Romney would launch a, quote, "political attack" at this moment. And the politics have continued today as NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Wed September 12, 2012
It's All Politics

U.S. Embassy Attacks In North Africa Reverberate On White House Campaign

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on as President Obama hugs a State Department employee Wednesday. Obama met with State Department workers after the killing of four Americans in Libya.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Updated and revised at 4:26 pm ET:

The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there became the latest fodder in the 2012 presidential race early Wednesday.

Republican Mitt Romney used the incident to continue his campaign's attacks on President Obama's approach to foreign policy.

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Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

What We Know About Sam Bacile, The Man Behind The Muhammad Movie

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 6:02 pm

A trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims was uploaded to YouTube in early July.

Most Americans knew nothing about Innocence of Muslims. That's the film that has set the Muslim world on fire, causing protests in Egypt and Libya that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

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Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. Consulate. Ambassador Stevens died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as a crowd of hundreds attacked the consulate, many of them firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Ibrahim Alaguri AP

Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a very special diplomat. He made a career of going to difficult places and insisting that he witness tumultuous events firsthand.

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Wed September 12, 2012

VIDEO: President Obama's Statement On The Attack In Libya

Screencap from statement Wednesday at the White House by the President

Flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the President spoke on Wednesday from the White House condemning the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

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