Trending In Our News Feeds – Obama steps up D.C. damage control. President Obama requested funding from Congress to increase diplomatic security yesterday, in an effort to turn the tables in the Benghazi scandal. Obama requested $1.4 billion to pay for additional security agents and safety upgrades at U.S. embassies. A White House source says the move is part of Obama’s strategy to respond to the recent scandals by “pivoting from the politics to the substance.”
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