Benghazi: Chris Stevens Turned Down Extra Embassy Security Twice

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Opening Act: Give Kevin Williamson the Medal of Freedom

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Brad Krzanak tosses an office telephone while competing in the mock 'Unemployment Olympics' March 31, 2009 in New York City. (not pictured: Kevin Williamson)

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It's another great day on the Gabriel Gomez is a Bro beat.

“Oh, is this like the Catholic Church and all?” Gomez said, when pressed about the [Blunt] amendment. “Yeah, I don’t ­believe the Catholic Church – or any faith, any organization like that — should have to do something that goes against their doctrine.”
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