Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser
June 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser

[Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he was bringing longtime confidante Susan Rice, the U.N. ambassador caught up in political controversy over the Benghazi terrorist attack, to the White House to succeed Tom Donilon as national security adviser.

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  1. saywhat

    For those who just get carried away by their compulsive outbursts of condemnation of Pr.Obama, we had already surrendered our civil liberties during the previous administration big time. And unfortunately what we see now is a continuation.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allie

      Yes, Saywhat, and those people who didn't say a thing when those measures went into effect are the ones yelling the loudest now that a POTUS THEY don't like decides to utilize those measures? How can they possibly complain? Can you say "hypocrite?"

      June 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Saywhat, can u give me two examples of how the previous administration took away our rights?

      June 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Allie

    USA Today broke the story of phone records being used by the NSA back in 2006. It isn't new, but since President Obama is the current POTUS, with the absolute hatred of him by the Tea Jihadists, it is being touted as something out of the norm. It isn't! People have selective memories when it comes to his doing the SAME EXACT THINGS that every other President has done.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @dazzle
    My thoughts too for@bobcat.
    One of the most original bloggers i have known.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    When the Benghazi incident occured, Ms. Rice was treated like a criminal, which was totally uncalled for. She was
    relaying the info given to her by the FBI and CIA, and we all know how truthful those organizations are. It was totally wrong for McCain and the rest to swamp dog her the way they did.
    Anyway, it's good that the president saw fit to bestow on her this new mean something ti tle.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Hope you stick around for a long long time@bobcat. One mighty original blogger and a gentleman.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      @saywhat. Thank you.

      June 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Allie

    You are correct on that . President Obama has been able to turn our economy around, as it seems every democratic POTUS has to do when following a member of the other party, and they just can't stand that he was able to do this without their help. So naturally they are playing the smoke and mirrors game. If they could point out one thing they've done for the good of the country, then maybe they would have some footing. But this is nothing but grandstanding in their attempt to convince the voters to put them back in next year.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ saywhat
    If I'm able to have my say about it, I'll be here till the last comes home, and the last I heard, she was out in California partying with that that contented bunch of happy cows out there. She wrote me the other day and said that was best cud she's ever chewed.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      till the last cow comes home.

      June 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Allie

    What is laughable is this:
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Thursday that the NSA program helped thwart a “significant case” of terrorism in the United States “within the last few years.” Note the party affiliation he is with........wish the Tea Jihadists would just stop with their active campaign of hate, already...

    June 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    "hypocrite"

    June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Allie

    What gets me, Bobcat, is that
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is all for it, and note the (R)...and this was done under Pat. so it is all legal...yet the people having the biggest fits are who? The same ones who supported Pat. under Bush. Again, hypocritical, IMHO.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    @bc. Theres no cow like a happy cow...

    June 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      MOOOOOOoooooooo

      June 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    lol@bobcat.
    @Allie
    what can we say? Its this mindset that refuses to admit that we were propelled into a direction which went nowhere but disaster by those guiding our destiny at the beginning of past decade and repercussions would continue vibrating for a long time to come. My grief is that the current admn was not successful in standing up to that thought process which continues to dominate our Congress.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    A price we have to pay for the actions of those guiding our destiny at the beginning of past decade. And for a long time to come.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    The direction that this country was propelled into then, the repercussions would continue vibrating for a long time to come. Be prepared.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • New York Times

      Now we got the New York Times who endorsed obonehead both times turning their backs on him saying "this administration has lost all credibility". Stating that the Verizon phone records scandal is the final straw. Now if we could get all the hateful boneheads on here to open their eyes and take the blinders off. Wishful thinking

      June 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @NYTimes,the media is like a tree in the wind swaying in any direction which suits their purpose best..And to you and treasonistic media mogels like Murdoch,others take your blinders off this isn't Britain its America stupid and selling classified info and buying it no matter what is a punishable crime ..And don't worry about this administrations credibility after your past one you voted twice for anything is better than that right hypocrite!!Remember under the Patriot Act,Homeland Security Bush created almost anything goes in taking records from Verizon or any other source as long as there's reasonable doubt and maybe there is in being treasonistic toward America,any comments from the peanut gallery boys!!

      June 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scandalous

      Four scandals in a months time and ole Petey boy still has his head in sand. Par for the course to bring up Bush who's been out of office for FIVE years. Typical deflection from a liberal. At least Petey boy is predictable. LMAO!!!

      June 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yvette Jackson

      @NYT. I voted for Obama both times. I'm truthfully regretting it now. My God. I'm afraid to turn on the tv tomorrow only to find out the guy I voted for is yet again in more hot water. When people start comparing Obama to Nixon I'm out

      June 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    If only it was possible to reverse the course of events initiated by mindless actions of those at the helm then. Alas that seems an improbability. To the contrary the same thought process appears today to dominate the Congress and it will keep us going in the same direction.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
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