Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • 8. Whitney Houston Dies at 48
  • Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy
  • Benghazi, Libya
  • Sandy Hook
  • Gay Marriage
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
  • Barack Obama
  • Keith Boykin, Best of 2012
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • 9. Usain Bolt Makes History (Again)

Republicans Exploit Benghazi, Libya, Attack

After a tragic attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, left four Americans dead, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans launched into an unseemly and misdirected attack against President Obama and his U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. Unfortunately, Rice withdrew her name  from consideration to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Meanwhile, Gen. David Petraeus, caught up in a sex scandal that forced him to resign from the CIA, escaped culpability for the CIA's intelligence failure in Benghazi.

(Photo: Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori)

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