US Film Stokes Mideast Violence

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US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his team are assassinated at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in an attack apparently timed to the 9/11 anniversary; US embassies across the Islamic world under siege, the target of violent mobs, incited amateurish attempt at movie-making by anti-Muslim zealots in southern California, depicting the prophet as a womanizer and a charlatan. Reverberations through the presidential campaign with Mitt Romney's slamming President Obama for his handling of events -- and getting slammed right back, not by the Obama camp but by GOP leaders.  If high unemployment numbers are a lingering effect of the housing/banking collapse, why does Fed chief Ben Bernanke’s solution involve buying up as many mortgage-backed securities as it takes to bring jobless figures down?  And why is Rahm Emanuel spoiling for a fight with municipal labor? (Joining us on the Right is Matthew Continetti, Editor-In-Chief of the Washington Free Beacon.)

Banner image: A protester chants slogans during a protest march to the US embassy in Sana'a, Yemen. September 13, 2012. Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters