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CBS: U.S. Military Sent Rescue Team To Benghazi, Arrived After It Was Over

(CBS News) On the night of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, a team of American military commandos was sent from Europe to an airfield at Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy, putting them at least an hour's flight away from Benghazi, CBS News has learned. The team, known as the Commander's In-extremis Force, was designed specifically for quick reaction to unforeseen emergencies. But U.S. officials say it did not arrive in Sicily until after the attack was over. Even if the team had been ready in time, confusion about what was happening on the ground in Benghazi -- and State Department concerns about violating Libyan sovereignty -- made a military rescue mission impractical, the officials say. (source: CBS News) Send to a Friend |

WH Knew Terrorists Took Credit Hours After Attack In Benghazi

CBS News has obtained emails containing some of the first emergency alerts issued by the State Department as the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi began. The White House and State Department knew two hours after the attack that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit. CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson reports. Send to a Friend |

Romney: Obama Engaged In "Character Assassination"

CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, a lot of your conservative supporters are getting anxious, they're imploring you, I've heard your supporters on the rope line, they're telling you, "Be ruthless, be more aggressive." Do you think you haven't been aggressive enough? Do you plan on being more aggressive? ROMNEY: This is a campaign, not about character assassination, even though that's what I think has come from the Obama camp by and large. CRAWFORD: Character assassination? Do you think the Obama camp engaged in character assassination? ROMNEY: Oh yeah, sure, they try and completely misrepresent my point of view, along with why I'm in this race, but I think fundamentally the American people are interested in who can make their life better? Who can make people get better jobs and better incomes. And I can. He's proven that he does not have the capability to do that. I do, I've proven that throughout my career. I think that's what it's going to come down to, so I listen to a lot of advice but frankly I'm going to keep on my message, which is I know how to get this economy going, create jobs, more take home pay for the American people. CRAWFORD: What do you think, I mean, we hear this over and over again from your conservative supporters, be more aggressive. What do you think they mean by that, why are the feeling that frustration, that anxiety? ROMNEY: Well, I can't speak for the viewpoints of all the commentators, and people I meet from place to place. Some people say, "Just be who you are!" Others say, "Get tougher! Attack!" And my own view is this; I'm going to be who I am and describe why I think I'm the person who's going to become the next president of the United States, and how my policies will make life better for American families. You've got a lot of single moms wondering how to put food on the table at the end of the week. You've got a lot of people can't find work. That's the group of people I want to speak to. And that's why I think I'll be successful. Send to a Friend |

Dickerson Analyzes Obama's Cabinet Nominations

CBS News: President Obama is catching some criticism over his cabinet nominations. Scott Pelley speaks with John Dickerson about Mr. Obama's picks and the controversy surrounding them. Send to a Friend |

CBS "Evening News" Report: Is ObamaCare Bad For Business?

(CBS News) NEW YORK CITY - Most parts of Obamacare will take effect next year, but a lot of small businesses are already making plans. At the Five Guys restaurant in New York City, burgers and fries are the specialties, but owner John Rigos worries he'll have to cook up some cost savings when the affordable care act is fully implemented. "It'll likely affect the number of people we can hire," Rigos said. Rigos, who has 10 New York franchises and 250 employees, was waiting until after the election to confront the new health care legislation -- officially called the Affordable Care Act -- which will force him to provide insurance for all his full time workers, or face hefty fines. "It'll probably have to reduce the staff to some degree, and again, focus on building smaller stronger team rather than being as aggressive in opening up new stores and creating new jobs," Rigos said. Send to a Friend |

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