Archive: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

CIA Outsourcing -- Fact and Fiction

Former CIA director Michael Hayden, right, speaks while author Joseph Finder, center, and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, left, look on during a discussion at the National Press Club. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) By Stephen Lowman Fact collided with fiction on the 13th floor of the National...

By Ron Charles | August 20, 2009; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Novak's Books Praised for Their Lasting Value

Few will deny that Robert Novak was a cranky pessimist. But the conservative columnist, who died Tuesday, was also a journalist who got his story - often the one no one else had. But he was more than a newspaper scribbler. Novak was an author of books that both his...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 20, 2009; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Lee Hamilton -- Wielding a Weighty But Wan Pen

It has been more than a decade since Lee Hamilton left Congress after 34 years as a Democrat from Indiana. He was moderate in tone and meticulous in action. From the moment he arrived on Capitol Hill in 1964 with his trademark crew cut, Hamilton had a gift for understatement...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 19, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Apple E-Book?

Tech industry observers and iPod lovers are gearing up for what is now expected to be a fall or Christmas launch of an Apple tablet. The chief question is: Will this device answer all the needs of mobile users who want to listen to music, watch videos, download newspapers and...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 18, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

A White House Tilt to the Bestseller List

In the horse race of the Washington Post Bestseller list, there was a new winner last week and some changes in the field. The White House loomed large at the front of the heat with Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson's "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 17, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (2)


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