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Excerpts from Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars"

Read the first of three experts of "Obama's Wars", Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's book about the president's struggle to find a way out of the war in Afghanistan.

By Jennifer Jenkins | September 27, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

McHugh's Defense Industry Ties

Much of the discussion following Obama's nomination of Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.) as Army Secretary has focused on the opportunity it provides the Democrats to pick up a New York Congressional seat. But an examination of his campaign finance data suggests that McHugh has strong ties to the defense industry and lobbyists, including a firm at the center of a major FBI investigation.

By Sarah Fitzpatrick | June 4, 2009; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Amid PMA Probe, Rep. Visclosky Relinquishes Chairmanship

Rep. Pete Visclosky (David Umberger / AP). Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) announced today that he is temporarily stepping down as chairman of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, just days after his office confirmed being subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the now-defunct PMA Group. Visclosky confirmed...

By Sarah Fitzpatrick | June 2, 2009; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Subject of Ethics Inquiry

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has now confirmed that a congressional ethics board has launched a preliminary inquiry into his bid to take over the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. The Office of Congressional Ethics is reviewing Jackson's ties to Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor. Blagojevich was...

By The Editors | April 8, 2009; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Black Box' Casts Doubt on Buffalo Crash Theory

After two years without crashes, the United States has experienced three major plane crashes in 2009.

By The Editors | March 25, 2009; 05:59 PM ET | Comments (8)

Madoff the Magus

Now that the 70-year-old Madoff is in jail awaiting sentencing that will no doubt keep him in prison for the rest of his life, a plethora of in-depth magazine investigations into the man are joining the thousands of newspaper articles that have gone before them.

By The Editors | March 19, 2009; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

Trials Begin in China's Tainted Milk Scandal

The criminal trial over China's tainted milk scandal is set to start as milk producers hand out cash payments to victims and the government tries to stem public anger over the incident.

By Derek Kravitz | December 29, 2008; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (1)

Report: White House Deleted 'Coalition of the Willing' Lists

In what critics are calling a blatant attempt to rewrite history, the White House has pulled two lists of countries included in the Bush administration's "coalition of the willing" from its Web site and altered others.

By Derek Kravitz | December 8, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rangel Attacks Times; Times Fires Back

New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken on The New York Times, attacking the paper's coverage of Rangel's finances, taxes and questionable ethics. This time, The New York Times fired right back.

By Derek Kravitz | December 4, 2008; 05:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

Holiday Looks Different After 'Black Friday Stampede'

The fallout from the Black Friday death of a Long Island Wal-Mart employee, who was literally trampled as shoppers rushed into the store, has placed a new spin on the annual holiday shopping season.

By Derek Kravitz | December 4, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (6)

Report: Design Flaw Caused Bridge Collapse

A report due out today from the federal safety board cites a design flaw from 1965 as the chief culprit behind a deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007 that killed 13 people.

By Derek Kravitz | November 14, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (3)

Ex-Detroit Mayor Heads to Jail

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, convicted of lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff, is set to begin a four-month stint in county jail today, an amazing fall for a man once considered one of the Democratic Party's rising stars.

By Derek Kravitz | October 28, 2008; 01:34 PM ET | Comments (7)

Ex-Prosecutor Behind Gitmo Dismissals?

The controversial resignation of a military prosecutor who made accusations of ethical and legal issues involving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba might be behind the dismissals of five terrorism-related cases at the detention center.

By Derek Kravitz | October 22, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

McCain vs. The Ag Interests

Sen. John McCain risks the ire of the farm bloc by taking on a program that spends $200 million a year to promote farm exports.

By The Editors | October 17, 2008; 03:23 PM ET | Comments (0)


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