Kentucky Senator and potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul continued his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the attack in Benghazi in a speech Friday night in Iowa.

References to al-Qaeda and to CIA warnings of terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months before the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility there were deleted from the now famous "talking points."

The deputy chief of mission under slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens told a House committee Wednesday he had been given a negative management review and "effectively demoted" to a desk job in Washington after raising questions about public accounts of last September's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

A previously undisclosed e-mail from a top State Department official identified the terrorist organization that carried out the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

President Obama is pushing two trade pacts leading to economic and political integration of the United States with the European Union and Pacific Rim nations.