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Susan Rice, right, White House national security adviser, told CNN on Friday that she regrets “the information I was provided was wrong” on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier in captivity who was exchanged by the Obama administration for five Taliban operatives. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing

It hasn’t been an easy week for Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser.

A day after the Obama administration completed the exchange of five Taliban operatives for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S.

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Rice explains her praise of Bergdahl
Monday, 09 June 2014 01:55

Susan Rice isn’t backing down from her controversial comments that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” in Afghanistan.

“I realize there has been a lot of discussion and controversy around this,” the National Security Adviser said during an interview Friday with CNN’s Jim Acosta at the D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France. “What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war.

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Rice and the Sunday show curse
Monday, 09 June 2014 01:55

The White House has a message for critics of National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s performance on last week’s Sunday morning TV shows: She’ll be back.

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Well, maybe.

Rice isn’t scheduled to appear on any of the Sunday news shows this weekend, a week after she was hammered by Republicans for saying on ABC’s “This Week” that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had served “with honor and distinction.

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Susan Rice, the White House national security adviser who has long been a GOP lightning rod, Friday defended herself against criticism for saying that U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction” in Afghanistan.

In an interview with CNN, Ms. Rice stood by her words even after questions have been raised about whether Mr.

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Susan Rice, the White House national security adviser who has long been a GOP lightning rod, Friday defended herself against criticism for saying that U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction” in Afghanistan.

In an interview with CNN, Ms. Rice stood by her words even after questions have been raised about whether Mr.

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Susan Rice defends Bergdahl comments
Saturday, 07 June 2014 20:36
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President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues.

Susan Rice, who on Sunday said Bergdahl served the United States with "honor and distinction," told CNN in an interview that she was speaking about the fact the Idaho native enlisted and went to Afghanistan in the service of his country.

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Susan Rice: Fool Us Twice?
Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:06
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It's an old American saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" President Obama's National Security Adviser went on another Sunday show last weekend. She proceeded to tell the nation and the world that the AWOL U.S. Army soldier held for five years by the Taliban, Bowe Bergdahl, had served "honorably, and with distinction." She defended the Obama administration's decision to trade five of the worst detainees at Guantanamo Bay for this soldier.

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Susan Rice Is Under Fire Again
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:51

Denied the job of Secretary of State after Benghazi, Obama's National Security Adviser is targeted again after a controversial Sunday talk-show appearance. "She sort of brings out this craziness in a certain crowd," an Administration official tells TIME

Today is an anniversary of sorts for Susan Rice, though she may not be enjoying it.

It was one year ago today — June 5, 2013 — that Barack Obama named Rice as his new National Security Adviser, instantly making her one of the most powerful figures in Washington, and maybe the world.

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March 21, 2014: National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaks at the White House.AP

Obama administration officials once again find themselves clarifying public statements made by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, after she claimed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served "with honor and distinction" -- despite the findings of a 2010 Army probe that he deliberately walked off base. 

Rice made the comments Sunday to ABC's "This Week," when asked whether the newly freed soldier was a deserter.

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obama-romney-debateOne of the political fights that arose from the terrorism incident in Libya consulate early this year and that had become a hot campaign issue, has come to a close. 

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