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Tonight on The Independents: Benghazi Suspect Nabbed, Hillary Dodges NSA, Rep. Thomas Massie on GOP Leadership Fight, Ex-Drug Czar Attacks 'Libertarians,' and Michelle Obama's Elitist Bad Parenting Justifies the Nanny State


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It only took a few hours after the administration announced the commando-capture of suspected Benghazi mastermind Ahmed Abu Khattala for Media Matters for America, citing this New York Times article, to declare that "Captured Alleged Benghazi Ringleader Was Reportedly Responding To The Anti-Islam Video," a headline that was then greeted with cheers of Susan Rice vindicated! from the progressive Twittersphere. But was she? On tonight's episode of of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT), Daily Beast national security reporter Eli Lake, who has done some of the best reporting there is on the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attacks, will be on to break down the mechanics and meaning of this most unusual case. Lake will also discuss some of the latest violent chaos and diplomatic machinations in Iraq.

Hillary Clinton is making television interviews, have you heard about that? Tonight the 2016 presidential front-runner blinked hard at Greta van Susteren's tough questioning about surveillance and the 4th Amendment, added new plots to her Benghazi timeline, and said, re: gun rights, that "we cannot let a minority of people…hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people." On to react are Party Panelists Jedediah Bila (Fox News contributor) and David Angelo (comedian), who will also weigh in on Tony Gwynn-inspired calls to more strictly regulate or even ban smokeless tobacco, and also this recent comment from First Lady Michelle Obama:

"Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn't get it right," she explained […].

"I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn't know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don't have access to the information I have?" she recalled.

Her personal struggle helped her launch her mission to address childhood obesity, she explains, especially passing a law requiring schools to provide healthier meals for kids.

The First Lady recommended that schools make decisions for children because their parents struggle to feed their children well. 

"It's so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home," she said[.]

Is today a day ending in "d-a-y"? Then former drug czar John Walters has uttered something idiotic about keeping drugs illegal, this one with a Reason-tastic twist: "Why Libertarians Are Wrong About Drugs." This shall be discussed. So, too, will the ongoing GOP House leadership fight in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's shocking primary defeat, with Liberty Movement superstar Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) giving the blow-by-blow. And we'll also mark the 20th anniversary of a very special day in the world of sports.

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