| Sep 9, 2013
In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
| Feb 20, 2013
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
| Nov 25, 2012
Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.
It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
| Nov 15, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests.
A study published...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clichés like “home run,” “full-court...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
During the campaign summer of 2008, candidate Obama said of Afghanistan, "This is a war that we have to win." Yet now, although progress is being made the job is still very much unfinished, we find Obama as president extracting our resources from...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
A former CIA officer is facing decades in prison after being charged Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown against national security leaks.
John Kiriakou, who made news...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee took aim Thursday at an Obama administration plan to transfer five prisoners out of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as part of a package of negotiations with the Taliban.
With four of the...