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  • Ben Bradlee, Washington Post Editor During Watergate, Dies at 93

  • Woodward Book Shows Obama Sought an Afghanistan Exit, Washington Post Says

    Bob Woodward Book Details Obama Battles With Advisers Over Exit Plan for Afghan War By Steve Luxenberg Sept. 22 (Washington Post) -- President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Frustrated with his military commanders for consistently offering only options that required significantly more troops, Obama finally crafted his own strategy, dictating a classified six-page "terms sheet" that sought to limit U.S. involvement, Woodward reports in "Obama's Wars," to be released on Monday. According to Woodward's meeting-by-meeting, memo-by-memo account of the 2009 Afghan strategy review, the president avoided talk of victory as he described his objectives. "This needs to be a plan about how we're going to hand it

  • Woodward Says Obama, Boehner Didn’t Understand Budget Debate

    Almost every bookshelf in the U.S. capital holds a thin volume called “13 Days,” Robert F. Kennedy’s account of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Obama’s Not Nixon, He’s Harding

    During President Barack Obama’s May 16 news conference, reporter Jeff Mason asked as part of his question: “And, more broadly, how do you feel about comparisons by some of your critics of this week’s scandals to those that happened under the Nixon administration?” The president responded, “I’ll let you guys engage in those comparisons, and you can go ahead and read the history, I think, and draw your own conclusions.”

  • Journalist Bob Woodward on U.S. Federal Debt

    Charlie Rose, Sept. 12: Journalist Bob Woodward on his latest book, "The Price of Politics," about the federal debt ceiling crisis debate between the White House and Republican congressional leaders.

  • Camp Reassessing Top 25% Income Tax-Rate Plan (Transcript)

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he is reassessing a top 25 percent rate he has proposed as part of a plan to revamp the U.S. income-tax code even as he says he’s “absolute” in opposing any further tax increases.

  • WikiLeaks Plus Fed Disclosures Are Data Overload: Amity Shlaes

    The phrase information overload has taken on new meaning.

  • What Obama Can Learn From FDR

    Here’s my advice for President Barack Obama as he embarks on his second term: Follow the example of one of your heroes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Not the Roosevelt of the first two terms but the Roosevelt of the next two. The Roosevelt who won the war.

  • Hillary Clinton Over Joe Biden in 2012? Possible: Jonathan Alter

    When does “no” not really mean no? When politicians say it. Reporters understand that if the circumstances are right, the answer can always change.

  • Obama’s Rejection of Deficit Package Doesn’t Reflect Plan

    An explanation President Barack Obama gave in a book released today for declining to embrace a bipartisan panel’s deficit-reduction plan misrepresents the commission’s majority recommendation.

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