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Petraeus Affair

Notes From a Scandal

Kate White | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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...

Petraeus Affair Amuses Taliban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.15.2013 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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...

It's the Sex, Stupid

Barry Lando | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

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

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.14.2012 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...

Petraeus Shocked By Girlfriend's Emails

Posted 11.12.2012 | Home


Petraeus Wife Said To Be Beyond 'Furious'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON — A former spokesman for David Petraeus says the retired general's affair with a female biographer started after Petraeus left the Army. ...

Petraeus' Mistress Sent Harassing Emails To State Department Official: Source

Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Paula Broadwell, the woman reported to be having an affair with CIA Director David Petraeus, sent harassing emails to State Department official, the A...

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

An American hero like David Petraeus who served his country with distinction and honor deserved better than to leave his post in humiliation and ignominy, even if his own immoral actions brought it upon himself.

Meet Holly Petraeus

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec and Zach Carter | Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

Holly Petraeus, the wife of retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus, has found herself in the spotlight after her husband admitted to having an extramar...

CIA Director Resigns Over Extramarital Affair

The Huffington Post | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, MSNBC reports. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell broke the news Friday af...