May 15th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

Can Obama quiet critics with Benghazi e-mails and IRS chief resignation?

The White House making two major announcements Wednesday night.

First, it released more than 100 pages of emails detailing the back and forth between the CIA, the State Department and the White House showing how the so-called 'talking points' about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi changed over time. That, of course, came after intense pressure from Republicans.

Then a short time later - President Obama made a terse statement about the IRS giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups and announced the acting commissioner has resigned.

Big question tonight - will any of this quiet the critics?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam and Radio Show host Stephanie Miller.

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  1. Jerry

    NO, no! It will not quiet critics (concerned citizens?) as HE's probably the one behind all the scandals. If HE and his administration didn't lie so much maybe all of HIS statements and explanations would be somewhat believable.

    América definitely deserves better and Américans need to be respected and not lied to their face.

    We all know HE's the "Teflon Boy" and HE probably wont get a little slap on the hand and HE will go on lying to his subjects.

    Oh well! What else is new?!

    May 19, 2013 at 6:06 am | Reply
  2. John Snider

    To compare Benghazi with Watergate is an insult! How many people were killed during the Watergate scandal? Back then we had a President that realized that he was ultimately responsible for the actions of the folks that worked for him.

    May 16, 2013 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • edmundburkeson

      This has the potential to be far worse than Watergate. Political bias does not go one way only. If they were biased against conservatives, they must also investigate to see if they favored left leaning groups. Were they given a free pass for 501(c)(4) status? If so, what reparations can be made when it may have significantly impacted national elections? This is has consequences far beyond what even conservatives realize.

      May 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • edmundburkeson

      The one theme that carries throughout both of these scandals is that they appear on the face to be an attempt to sway national elections and influence public opinion.

      May 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Reply

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