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Petraeus Scandal

Obama Seeks Dismissal Of Petraeus-Related Lawsuit

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Tampa, Fla., businesswoman whose complaint to...

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...

Petraeus Makes First Appearance Since Leaving CIA

AP | JOHN ROGERS and SHAYA MOHAJER | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — David Petraeus, who has remained largely in seclusion since being forced to resign as head of the CIA after the disclosure of an e...

General Speaks Out On Pentagon Investigation

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, fol...

Kelley Addresses Scandal

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa socialite is speaking out on the loss of privacy that she says made her a prisoner in her own home after she was linked to...

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.

Jill Kelley Fights Back Over Petraeus Scandal Allegations

AP | TERRY SPENCER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa socialite embroiled in the scandal that cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job fought back Tuesday after more than two w...

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.

General Back In Action After Potentially 'Inappropriate' Emails Surface

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, more than a wee...

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...

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...