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UN Ambassador Susan Rice still facing harsh criticism for Benghazi comments

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria on May 30, 2012 in New York City. The Security Council held discussions following a massacre of more than 100 civilians in Houla. Mario Tama/Getty Images

UN Ambassador Susan Rice and potential next Secretary of State is back on Capitol Hill today, meeting with senators. She's been trying to mollify criticism over statements she made after the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Some Republicans, such as Arizona Senator John McCain, say Rice lied when she initially claimed there was no terrorist involvement in the attack. Her defenders say she was merely passing on talking points prepared by the CIA.

It's turned into a full-on dog-fight, and here to explain why is Politico's Scott Wong.

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