The White House, the Capitol and the State Department briefly lost power Tuesday as part of a widespread outage in Washington.
The State Department says they have no time table on Syria as the President sends more troops to Iraq. Tracie Potts reports.
A Senate panel faults the State Department and intelligence agencies for failing to thwart the September 11, 2012 assault on American outposts in Benghazi and says that the attacks were “preventable.”
The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists.
Supporters of the American pastor held in Iran and facing a possible death sentence for his faith say the State Department is not doing enough to win his release.
A top State Department official acknowledged Thursday that cables warning of serious security concerns at the U.S. compound in Benghazi went to department headquarters - and possibly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office - in the months leading up to the deadly Sept. 11 attack.
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday that the State Department has "already begun to fix" the security lapses that allowed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya to succeed.