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Petraeus Scandal

Petraeus Sentenced For Leaking Classified Material

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Former CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to 2 years of probation and a $100,000 fine Thursday for sharing classified material with his biograp...

Protesters Heckle Petraeus On The Street

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Protesters harassed retired Gen. David Petraeus before he gave a lecture at The City University of New York (CUNY), Mediaite reported on Monday. T...

Broadwell Admits She Has 'Remorse' Over Major Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Biographer Paula Broadwell said she's sorry for her involvement in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was forced to resig...

Kelley Spotted In Washington For First Time Since Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Jill Kelley, the socialite who sparked the scandal surrounding General David Petraeus in November 2012, was spotted out in Washington, D.C. at a pre-p...

The Petraeus Paradox: Why Do So Many Powerful Men Get Caught With Their Pants Down?

Jed Diamond | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jed Diamond

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that David Petraeus got caught having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. After all he's not the first powerful government official to fall from grace. Is this just the way men are?

'Spectacular Falls From Grace'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

I believe we can we find some semblance of redemption and redeem ourselves, in spite of our penchant to be all too human. Especially when the young eyes of the world are on us, having looked up to us in some way.

A Fourth Amendment for the 21st Century

Julian Sanchez | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Julian Sanchez

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has thrown a spotlight on the FBI's sweeping power to sift through the most intimate details of our digital lives -- often with little or no judicial supervision.

War And Sex: The Petraeus Scandal And The Untold Stories

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

One can always rely on this old savory caveat: sex follows the army the way bottle flies follow fresh dung.

The Truth About Cheating Wives

Iris Krasnow | Posted 01.21.2013 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

I am so sick of this overblown non-news story, the generalization of "Why Women Want To Sleep With Powerful Men", as if all women were lemmings flocking to fancy-titled males, putty in their hands.

The Fall of the American Empire (Writ Small)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It couldn't be clearer now that the "fall" of David Petraeus is playing out as farce of the first order. What's less obvious is that Petraeus, America's military golden boy and Caesar of celebrity, was always smoke and mirrors, always the farce, even if the denizens of Washington didn't know it.

General Malaise

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

Is this brouhaha distracting us from the real question: Have these generals been effective? Have any of the eleven U.S. commanders over the last eleven years been effective?

Petraeus Withdrawl

Chris Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We need more Petraeus scandal. It can't be over yet. It just can't. We've got the fort in the South, MacDill Air Force Base. The two officers, Gens. Petraeus and Allen. The two women, Mmes Broadwell and Kelley.

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals. The problem is that the judgment being judged is about sexual conduct rather than military conduct. The real scandal is that U.S. and allied soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan at a rate of one per day, as America's longest war drags on. Gen. David Petraeus, who led our efforts in Afghanistan for a year, deserved public scrutiny long before Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley finally brought it to him. The media bears plenty of culpability. If our failed military strategy in Afghanistan had gotten half the airtime of Petraeus' failed marital strategy in Tampa, there would be far fewer families mourning the loss of a truly fallen soldier. This Onion headline perfectly sums up our country's perverted priorities: "Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal."

8 Emails More Convincingly Sexual Than The 'Shirtless FBI Agent'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2012 | Women

The FBI apparently needs a lesson on what constitutes suggestive/sexy/romantic digital communication. For those of you who haven't been obsessing ...

WATCH: Susan Lucci Adds Drama To Petraeus Scandal

Posted 11.16.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert went after the David Petraeus love triangle last night -- or as he dubbed it, the "love pentagon." That may indeed be a more accurate ...

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...

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.

Why Do Men Cheat? Because Sexism Ain't Dead

Jane White | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Jane White

It isn't just that male politicians who sleazy, but women in general are expected to stay attractive in middle age, whereas men don't have to because they still call the shots.

Petraeus Scandal Spurs Conservative Media Conspiracy Theories

Posted 11.15.2012 | Media

As Gen. David Petraeus prepares to address the attack in Benghazi at a congressional hearing, some members of the conservative media are wondering how...

Think Again: Why Were Pundits All In on 'All In'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

The fact that Gen. Petraeus's biographer needed a "ghost-writer" speaks volumes about her lack of qualifications for the task at hand -- save for the fact that Gen. Petraeus could be absolutely certain that every word would be favorable, if not worshipful.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

The Petraeus Sex Scandal Has Enough Material for a Novel, a Screenplay, Two Short-Stories, and a Crude Message Spray-Painted on an Overpass

David Macaray | Posted 01.14.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

If I were a responsible, dedicated citizen, I would be more concerned with national security and chain-of-command issues than with the lurid details of the sex scandal itself. But I'm not a responsible, dedicated citizen.