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The Last Temptation of Politico's Mike Allen

Swopa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I could weigh in on all the alternately snark-worthy and/or unsettling anecdotes in the NYT's mammoth profile of Allen, but I'm interested in the untold story of how Allen arrived at this point in life.

Bush's White House Ethics Lawyer Criticizes Obama Administration's Ethics. Are You F**king Kidding!?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's unsurprisingly hypocritical for Richard Painter, who was in the thick of some of Bush era political chicanery in Rove's West Wing, to attack Obama and use his administration as the poster-child for partisan opportunism.

Valerie Plame & Joe Wilson Furious as CA Democrats Snub Leader Fighting Theocratic Takeover of Military

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Does anything transcend the current Republican/Democratic ideological divide in American politics?

Naomi Watts & Valerie Plame At 'Fair Game' Cannes Premiere (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Naomi Watts was joined by Valerie Plame at the Cannes premiere of 'Fair Game,' in which Watts plays the outed CIA agent. The pair looked spectacular ...

'Fair Game' Movie Clip (VIDEO): No Trailer, But Clip Of Valerie Plame Drama Posted For Cannes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Fair Game," the film about former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson and the Bush administration's leaks about her identity, is set to premiere May 20 ...

Courage and Consequence: Less Memoir Than Hoax

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph C. Wilson

Wasting his opportunity to tell the truth, Karl Rove offers absolutely nothing new in his book, and his selective use of facts and quotes is a transparent effort to continue his long campaign to confuse people.

Dick Cheney Is Right; So Is Joe Biden

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the number one threat to America is nuclear terrorism. He is right. And Joe Biden has the plan for how to prevent it.

Much Better Questions for Dick Cheney on This Week

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do you agree that President Obama has been more aggressive hunting down al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Pakistan border regions that you were, Mr. Cheney?

Cheney: A Tortured Soul

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Mr. Vice-President, you and your President had eight full years to chart a direction for this nation. That direction was soundly rejected by the voters in the most recent national election.

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

A Curious Lack of Curiosity

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The Times published on the front page the name of a purported CIA-paid asset, Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of the Afghan president. This may be the most egregious compromise of a CIA operative in our history.

Stupidity Is Your Pre-Existing Condition

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Sean Nelson

I think the right to stay alive is as important than the right to free speech, because you can't say many words when you die at age 20 from a pre-existing condition.

Why Obama Should Have Been Lying

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Handicappers who rate this episode a win for Obama overlook the fact that what the president said should have been false. If your parents are illegal, says the bill, we don't care how sick you get, or even if you die.

Jason Linkins

Joe Wilsons vs. The Presidents | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more interesting aspects of last night's presidential address was that here we had President Barack Obama being called a liar by a man name...

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

CIA Wants DOJ To Investigate Assassinations Leak

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA is none too happy about the recent disclosure of apparently inchoate "significant actions" canceled by Director Leon Panetta. After the activi...

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

This Democrat Is Disappointed With His President and His Party

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats not only own the White House, but also have an overwhelming majority in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Yet oddly they're still acting as if they're on the outside looking in.

Robert Novak and the Hypocrisy of Many Media People

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Astor

Robert Novak liked to think of himself as a tough journalist -- "The Prince of Darkness" and all that. But like a lot of "tough" journalists, he wasn'...

Nobody Out-Novaked Novak

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

Robert Novak was disliked by many -- liberals, mostly -- but he was a soldier, veteran, and a remarkable, unceasing journalist.

Robert Novak's Final Words on Plame Case? "The Hell With You!"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

One of Novak's final interviews shows that near the end, he had reversed his partial feelings of regret about the Plame case and, angered by liberal critics, went back into attack mode.

Robert D. Novak Is in the Book

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Shrake

Of course, Robert Novak was listed in the phone book. Or is it an "of course"? Let's break it down.

Fox News "Can't Get a Straight Answer" from White House

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The hypocritical Republican crybabies at Fox are outraged over a heated exchange last Thursday between Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs and their White House correspondent, Major Garrett.

Bill Keller: "Insatiable Desire For Scoops" Fueled Press Failure In Run-Up To Iraq War

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest installment of TIME's 10 Questions, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller was asked by a reader in Portland, OR what he thought of...

Obama: Plame Lawsuit Should Not Be Reconsidered By Supreme Court

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CREW learned today that the Obama administration is opposing our request that the Supreme Court reconsider the dismissal of the lawsuit, Wilson v. Lib...