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Petraeus Affair

Top Commander Cleared In Petraeus Email Scandal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon investigation has cleared Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchangi...

Notes From a Scandal

Kate White | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Kate White

Though Paula and Jill made a mess of things in the long run, they used a couple of smart, steal-worthy strategies at the front end. They just should have quit while they were ahead.

How Broadwell Fits Into Big Scam

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Of the compounding mysteries of the Gen. David Petraeus affair (Why was the president informed of the investigation so late? How do people in Tampa be...

'SNL' Spoofs Petraeus Scandal In Most Awkward Way Possible

Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy

As expected, "SNL" dove right into the Petraeus scandal with its cold open on Saturday. But instead of spoofing Petraeus himself, the sketch focused o...

Why Leaders Cheat: 4 Reasons (And 1 Solution)

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Science
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

General Petraeus is the latest addition to a long list of adulterous leaders: John Edwards, Tim Mahoney, Paul Wolfowitz, Randall Tobias and of course Bill Clinton, to name but a few. What explains the relationship between power and infidelity? There are four main reasons.

Michael McAuliff

David Petraeus Treated Tenderly On Capitol Hill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus may have resigned his post leading the intelligence agency over an affair with his biographer, but th...

Paula Broadwell's Big Mistake Revealed

Salon | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

The funny thing is, Paula Broadwell and David Petraeus thought they knew what they were doing. They were careful, more careful than the average Americ...

CIA Investigating Petraeus

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The CIA is opening an "exploratory" investigation into the general conduct of ex-CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned last week aft...

FBI Agent In Petraeus Scandal Previously Seen As Hero

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in investigating a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles Int...

Top Officials Testify Over Petraeus Scandal

AP | ROBERT BURNS and NANCY BENAC | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top national security officials trudged to Capitol Hill on Thursday to grapple with fallout from the David Petraeus sex scandal as ...

Petraeus Affair Amuses Taliban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

The sex scandal that has brought down CIA chief David Petraeus may be causing heartache in the Washington security establishment but the affair has pr...

Pillory Talk - Sexism or Equal Opportunity Ridicule In Petraeus Case?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We can't have it both ways, ladies; we can't demand the "right to party" along with the boys then expect to be treated with kid gloves when we're caught with our pants down too, any more than Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer or Petraeus could. Paula Broadwell is no Monica Lewinsky.

The Petraeus Legacy Is Afghanistan, Not Scandal

Sean Kay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Sean Kay

The national media obsession with private lives is serving no national interest, nor is it helping us to understand the dynamics that led to the failure of our 2009 military planning in Afghanistan.

Single Email Led To Petraeus' Downfall

Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

By ADAM GOLDMAN AND EILEEN SULLIVAN WASHINGTON — It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous w...

Where Should Biographers Draw The Line?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history bet...

It's the Sex, Stupid

Barry Lando | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Barry Lando

Talk shows hosts are much more interested in tempting their public with the red meat of what could be mistaken for a new hit cable TV series than focusing on the fact that General Petraeus' strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan were not, in the long term, a stunning success.

WATCH: Maddow's Dark Warning

Posted 11.14.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow signed off her Tuesday MSNBC show by discussing the FBI and its handling of the the Gen. David Petraeus scandal. She recalled the legacy...

Sex and the General: A Small Drop in a Much Larger Bucket

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Weiss

The current drama playing out over General Petraeus' affair provides an opportunity to openly and thoroughly review military policy and procedure related to problem sexual behavior, while also addressing the larger problem of sexual acting out within the U.S. military.

The Petraeus Affair: Why Is There No Male Equivalent for 'Mistress'?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

Colloquial English language has no word for that -- no label we use to describe the man with whom a married woman cheats. Gigolo doesn't really cover it. Lover, perhaps, but no newspaper account would use it in a situation like this because their goal is to talk about sex without directly mentioning it. Paramour? That just sounds ridiculous.

Kelley Sister Got Big Help From Generals

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records show the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened la...

WATCH: Pat Robertson Excuses 'Lonely' Gen. Petraeus For Affair With 'Extremely' Attractive Broadwell

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion

Television evangelist and ultraconservative Pat Robertson doesn't think General David Petraeus should be condemned for his affair with writer Paula Br...

10 Most Scandalous Affairs In Art History

Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts

Like the rest of the world, we were more than mildly stunned by former CIA Director David Petraeus' recent revelation concerning his biographer-mistre...

Official Says Allen-Kelley Emails Were 'Flirtatious'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

By PETE YOST AND ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesda...

Petraeus, Broadwell Used Unusual Method To Communicate During Affair

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Since David Petraeus resigned as CIA director Friday over his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a flurry of new information has been exposed...

'Either The POTUS Blackmailed The Head Of The CIA... Or That Theory Is Stupid'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

You'd think a juicy sex scandal involving the head of the CIA would be enough for the media to have a field day with, but you'd be wrong. It's just no...