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Petraeus Testimony

Petraeus Making Anticipated Testimony

Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director David Petraeus arrived early Friday for closed hearings on Capitol Hill ...

Iyanla Vanzant - From Brink of Suicide to Peace of Mind

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Morris W. O'Kelly

Iyanla Vanzant once stood in the bedroom of her then recently deceased daughter with a pink, pearl-handled pistol in one hand and prescription pills in the other; mulling over the decision of the "best" way to finally end the pain.

Petraeus Not the Only One Fatigued by Afghanistan

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, it became glaringly obvious that "success" in Afghanistan, if it's even still achievable, will take far longer than July 2011.

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Joe Biden On Iraq: Staying Is "Killing Us" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joe Biden continued to press his argument against the administration's strategy on Iraq across the TV dial this morning. On the Today Show, h...

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Petraeus Promotion Just One More Crony Replacing A Commander | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's little dot-connecting going on between Petraeus' promotion and the testimony he proffered less than a month ago.

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WaPo's Gerson Tangles Obama, McCain In False Narrative | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Gerson begins his latest piece for the Washington Post by saying, "It is a political error for a candidate to believe that voters who agree wi...

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Pelosi Calls Out Petraeus For Parroting Bush Spin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We noted yesterday the bizarre way that General Petraeus' testimony changed between his Tuesday appearance before the Senate committees and his Wednes...

Petraeus: I Will Never Hold Office In This Country

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General David Petraeus sat for another round of interviews in D.C. today following his second round of Capitol Hill hearings, and it's clear he doesn'...

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WaPo's Milbank Compares GOP Lawmakers To Prostitutes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As extraordinary as it may be to see Republican lawmakers throwing dispute and critique in the direction of White House darling General David Petraeus...

The Senators Grill Petraeus; My Brother Messages Me From Iraq

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

As the Senate hearing on Iraq was winding down, I received an IM from my brother Sam, a soldier in Iraq. He's asking the same thing as the senators: "What are we doing here?"

White House And Pentagon Agree That Iraqi Forces Remain Unprepared To Take Over Security Mission

The New York Times | THOM SHANKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush prepares to address the nation Thursday about the state of the Iraq War, The New York Times is reporting that the White House and Pe...

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Petraeus Shifts Sharply On Basra, Aligns With White House Spin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps sensing that his testimony on Tuesday was undermining the official White House version of events in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus today offered a ...

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Crocker Continues To Conflate Sunni Resistance With al Qaeda | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the problems at the root of the so-called "surge" is that it was sold as a means to bring about a broad reconciliation between warring factions...

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Biden Flummoxes Crocker With God Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joe Biden may not have impressed enough voters while he was out on the stump to sustain his campaign, but he truly finds his stride in the com...

General Petraeus Iraq Hearings: Updates Here

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 1:17pm*** Click Here For Videos Of The Hearings --- Petraeus Won't Say He'd Advise New President On Withdrawal: Spencer Ackerman...

General Petraeus: "We Haven't Turned Any Corners. We Haven't Seen Any Lights At The End Of The Tunnel"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top American Commander in Iraq told two separate Congressional committees Tuesday that the progress touted by the Bush Administration was "fragile...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings Videos: David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, John McCain And Carl Levin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 11:44am*** ***Click Here For Updates On The Iraq Hearings*** --- General David Petraeus' Testimony Before House Members, Part 1...

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Crocker Vastly Overstates Progress On Iraq Benchmarks | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this morning, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took time out from the rigors of their Iraq War hearings to play a little...

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Clinton, Obama Press On Withdrawal At Hearings | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama shelved their ongoing campaigns and participated in this morning's committee heari...

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Protester Disrupts Petraeus Hearings: Watch Video | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress got about an hour into their tete-a-tete with General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker before the fragile peace was punctuated by a...

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Evan Bayh Cautions: Don't 'Take Marching Orders From Osama bin Laden' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Soft-spoken Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) may have been the last questioner of this morning's hearings on Iraq, but he ended up being a highlight of the he...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings: General Testifies To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain Wants To Avoid Looking Like "Eager Cheerleader": The New York Times notes that John McCain "risks looking like an eager cheerleader if he heaps...

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Wall Street Journal Pregames Petraeus, Discounts Dissent | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On one level, it is fortunate that the Wall Street Journal, a day before General David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill to re-engage his attempts to s...