resident Obama on Wednesday forcefully defended Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who has come under unremitting GOP criticism for her inaccurate comments about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. "Susan Rice is extraordinary," Obama said. "Couldn't be prouder of the job she's done." The president's comments came shortly after another Republican senator, Susan Collins of Maine, emerged from a meeting with Rice to proclaim that she was dissatisfied with Rice's explanation for why she initially said the attack stemmed from a spontaneous riot. The White House says Rice was merely relaying information from intelligence officials, but Republicans have suggested that Rice was involved in some kind of cover-up.
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