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  • Bob Woodward Criticizes Press for Ignoring Possible Cantor Defeat But Misses Real Reason

    06/22/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bob Woodward came close. Oh so close to discerning how much of the mainstream media were blindsided by the stunning defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his congressional primary in Virginia. In fact, Woodward came so close that your humble correspondent thought he was going to say it out loud today while being interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union. Instead Woodward skipped the real reason and gave the secondary reason for neglect of this story. Woodward did mention that too many reporters don't like to do the hard footwork to investigate stories in...
  • Benghazi - Will never go away

    06/02/2014 12:12:25 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 9 replies
    Fox News Sunday | N/A | Vanity
    Just caught the tail-end of Fox News Sunday. Laura Ingraham stressed that Benghazi will remain an issue. Bob Woodward agreed, "Benghazi will never go away...at least with you." Cheap-shot at the very end of the program. She didn't really have a chance to respond.
  • Bob Woodward: There’s obviously something wrong at the IRS

    04/14/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tomorrow is Tax Day, and millions of Americans — myself included — will see a large drain from our bank accounts to satisfy our obligations to Uncle Sam. So far, though, we have not seen Uncle Sam fulfill his obligation to drain the apparent political corruption at the IRS, even with two Congressional investigations into the targeting of the administration’s critics in the tax-exempt department under Lois Lerner. Barack Obama claims that there isn’t “a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, but the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward scoffed at that defense on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday. “There’s obviously something here,”...
  • Woodward: 'Secret government' at the root of problems

    10/27/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Breitbart via Politico ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Caitlin Emma
    Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Face the Nation" on CBS. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said. “We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot,” he said. People aren’t checking all of...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama owns sequestration (Why then are Dems attacking Rand Paul?

    10/13/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 2/23/2013 | Kevin Cerilli
    Journalism icon Bob Woodward wrote in a new Washington Post op-ed first that the sequester was the "brain child" of the White House...
  • Why Does Obama Want To End Sequestration When It Was His & Lew's Idea? (According To Woodward

    10/13/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    10/13/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Bob Woodward said that sequestration was Obama's & Lew's idea. Why now is Obama againt it? Why was he for it before he was against it? Why does he flip-flop on his CORE beliefs (raising the debt ceiling, the individual mandate, sequestration, etc)? Not secondary or tertiary beliefs...core beliefs. And why is Lew fearmongering over the debt ceiling? What he has said about it recently has been debunked by Moody's.
  • Bob Woodward Honored as Mr. Run Amok 2005

    11/17/2005 2:43:12 PM PST · by NYTexan · 16 replies · 561+ views
    scrappleface.com ^ | 2005-11-17 | Scott Ott
    The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) today announced that it had selected Bob Woodward of The Washington Post as ‘Mr. Run Amok 2005'. The award goes to the male American reporter who has “made the greatest advancements in evading the bondage of domineering editors and operating as a free agent within an existing mainstream media newsroom,” according to an SPJ news release. New York Times reporter Judi Miller was recently recognized as ‘Miss Run Amok.’ Mr. Woodward earned the recognition for keeping secret from his editor his own involvement in the CIA leak scandal for two years, even when what...
  • Plame drama thickens, or does it?

    11/20/2005 6:26:29 PM PST · by DallasMike · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | November 20, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Newsweek is reporting that the Valerie Plame affair thickened last week after Bob Woodward admitted that he "had been told about Plame and her role before Novak had, but that in order to protect his source and avoid a subpoena from the grand jury, he had told no one, not even his editor, Leonard Downie." Woodward did not reveal his source, but insists that when the leaker's identity is made known, it will be seen as "much ado about very little." That's pretty much the same thing that Robert Novak says.The article suggests that former deputy secretary of state Richard...
  • Woodward Defends Role in CIA Leak Probe [Update]

    11/16/2005 5:17:12 PM PST · by ncountylee · 57 replies · 1,537+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | November 16, 2005 | TONI LOCY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Post editor Bob Woodward tried to fend off criticism Wednesday over revelations that he didn't reveal to his bosses that a top Bush administration official had told him the name of a CIA operative. "Journalism is a contact sport," Woodward told The Associated Press Wednesday. Referring to criticism he experienced during his reporting on the 1970s Watergate scandal, Woodward said, "I was 29 when people who really knew how to shoot were around." Woodward said he apologized to Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. for not telling him until last month that he had learned about...
  • Woodward Failed His Readers By Holding Back What He Knew

    11/21/2005 4:53:21 AM PST · by shortstop · 50 replies · 1,661+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 11/21/05 | Lead Editorial
       Bob Woodward is one of the most admired reporters in the world, so it was particularly disappointing to learn that for two years he withheld important information about the CIA leak investigation that led to the indictment of Vice President Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. It appears Woodward may have been the first reporter to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, a former covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency and wife of administration critic Joseph Wilson. Yet during special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's two-year investigation into whether Plame's identity...
  • Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting

    11/16/2005 11:20:59 AM PST · by Pikamax · 313 replies · 12,480+ views
    editor and publisher. ^ | 11/16/05 | Joe Strupp
    Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting By Joe Strupp Published: November 16, 2005 12:45 PM ET NEW YORK Walter Pincus, the longtime Washington Post reporter and one of several journalists who testified in the Valerie Plame case, said he believed as far back as 2003 that Bob Woodward had some involvement in the case but he did not pursue the information because Woodward asked him not to. "He asked me to keep him out of the reporting and I agreed to do that," Pincus said today. His comments followed a Post story today about Woodward's...
  • Washington Post rebukes Bob Woodward

    11/20/2005 5:28:55 PM PST · by Daralundy · 52 replies · 2,363+ views
    Reuters via CNN ^ | November 20, 2005
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Washington Post's ombudsman rebuked journalist Bob Woodward on Sunday for withholding what he knew about the CIA leak probe from his editor and for making public statements that were dismissive of the investigation without disclosing his own involvement. One of the best-known investigative reporters in the United States, Woodward revealed last week that he testified under oath to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that a senior Bush administration official told him in mid-June 2003 about CIA operative Valerie Plame's position at the agency. Fitzgerald announced a few days later in court papers that his two-year criminal investigation...
  • Mr. Woodward's Sources (Blech!)

    11/19/2005 7:27:40 PM PST · by Daralundy · 27 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | November 19, 2005
    WE'VE SAID from the start of the investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame's identity that if administration officials deliberately set out to unmask a secret agent, they should be punished. But we've also said that, absent evidence of such behavior, criminalizing communication by officials to journalists would run counter to the public interest. Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald's investigation is continuing -- he said yesterday he's going back to a grand jury -- and new facts may come to light. But the principle remains valid: It's not in the public interest for reporters to be forced to reveal their...
  • Woodward Apologizes to Post for Withholding Knowledge of Plame

    11/16/2005 12:27:27 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 92 replies · 3,533+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2005; 1:18 PM | Howard Kurtz
    Bob Woodward apologized today to The Washington Post's executive editor for failing to tell him for more than two years that a senior Bush administration official had told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame, even as an investigation of those leaks mushroomed into a national scandal. Woodward, an assistant managing editor and best-selling author, said he told Leonard Downie Jr. that he held back the information because he was worried about being subpoenaed by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special counsel in the case. "I apologized because I should have told him about this much sooner," Woodward said in an interview....
  • CURL: Benghazi is the only scandal that matters

    05/20/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Meanwhile, no one even knows where the president was the night a U.S. ambassador was murdered, or why the U.S. military sent no help. No one knows who inserted into official talking points a false story that an anti-Islam video led to the massacre. And no one seems to care — least of all the White House. But be warned, White House: Bob Woodward, who knows a thing or two about scandals and cover-ups, isn’t falling for the double head fake. “If you read through all these emails,” the Watergate reporter said, “you see that everyone in the government is...
  • Since the sequester was a cut in the increase, why the furloughs for air traffic controllers?

    04/23/2013 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    4/23/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Since the sequester was a cut in the increase, not a cut in the baseline spending, why is the FAA cutting $600 million dollars and blaming the furloughs on the sequester? Did I miss something? BTW, didn't Bob Woodward say that the sequester was Lew's idea and was jumped on by Obama?
  • The Lie Gets Worse

    03/07/2013 11:45:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I do not know about you, but to me this sequestration imbroglio is getting interesting. Last week, I wrote of my surprise that a basic untruth was being repeated over and over again by the White House, to wit, that the Republicans were responsible for the monstrosity of sequestration. I wrote that, as I recalled it, sequestration was an idea introduced by the White House to coax the Republicans and the Democrats into a deal in the summer of 2011 to raise the ceiling on the national debt. Remember that deal? And another thing, there would be no...
  • Bob Woodward, Conservative Warrior

    03/04/2013 9:19:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Not being one to jump on the current topic du jour, we could not pass up this one. The Obama Administration picks a major fight with the most famous journalist in America -- and we are not speaking about Bill O’Reilly or Ron Burgundy. It is rarely a good thing for political leaders to jump into hand-to-hand combat with the press. Bob Woodward has been a liberal icon for forty years. After all, Woodward and Bernstein were the principals in bringing down the all-time boogie man of the left – Richard Nixon. How can you question a man played by...
  • Beat the press Reporters reveal how the Obama administration threatens and controls the media

    03/03/2013 2:39:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/13 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    <p>As coverage of last week’s flare-up between Bob Woodward and the White House devolved into the granular parsing of words and implications and extrapolations and possible intent, the larger point was roundly missed: the increasing pressure that White House correspondents feel when dealing with the Obama administration — to follow their narrative, to be properly deferential (!), to react to push-back by politely sitting down and shutting up.</p>
  • Sperling Admits Obama Misled in Debate: The President Did Propose the Sequester

    03/03/2013 8:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/3/13 | Daniel Halper
    White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: "We put forth the design of" the sequestration, Sperling finally admits after a long back-and-forth.
  • Diminished Trust and Woodward’s Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome. But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world. And the fact that America’s beltway media culture has essentially “sided” with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign. Consider the relationship between the presidency and the press over the course of American history. Believe it or not, the White House has been home to lots of outlandish and at times illegal...
  • The press in 2013 is so much worse than in 2008

    03/02/2013 7:23:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 2, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    A reader forwarded me the link to this Michael Barone article from October 11, 2008 (the day before the first post at Legal Insurrection), The Coming Obama Thugocracy: "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors,” Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. “I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.” Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people’s faces. They seem determined to shut people up....
  • Michael Hastings: "There Are People Waiting For Woodward To Die So They Can Dish Stuff On Him"

    03/01/2013 5:09:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | March 1, 2013 | Michael Hastings
    Buzzfeed and Current TV contributor Michael Hastings joins Current TV to talk about Bob Woodward’s claims that the White House threatened him and his ongoing criticisms of the Obama administration. Cenk says, “[Woodward's] such a great microcosm of the media in Washington.
  • Holding the President's Men Accountable

    03/01/2013 8:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    When one of Washington's most distinguished journalists -- Bob Woodward -- accuses the White House of rewriting history, even liberals should take note. And when the White House responds by threatening him, you would think the story would become a national scandal. What makes the story even more important is that it deals with an issue that has dominated the news in recent weeks: the Draconian budget cuts that will take effect on March 1 unless a last-minute deal is reached in Congress. Woodward has accused the White House of misrepresenting the president's role in creating the plan to cut...
  • Why Bob Woodward Must Now Be Destroyed

    03/01/2013 7:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/01/2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Ace sums up the three reasons that the medialeft, and in particular the BuzzFeed, Talking Points Memo and Media Matters JournoList mafia, are now doing everything they can to tear down Bob Woodward. There are several lies Woodward has exposed: 1. Obama, despite the media blitz to blame the GOP, actually conceived of and proposed the sequester. 2. Obama, despite now claiming that tax increases must be part of the deal to avoid the sequester, agreed last year that only spending cuts would constitute the plan to avoid the sequester. Thus, he’s “moved goalposts” yet again. 3. Obama does not...
  • White House Still Throwing Fastballs at Insubordinate Journalists

    03/01/2013 5:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    It's most gratifying that people are beginning to wake up to the bullying tactics of the White House toward those in the press who occasionally stray from the government-owned media model, but this has been going on for a while. Veteran reporter Bob Woodward has said in interviews with Politico and CNN that a White House official warned him he would "regret" publishing a story reporting that the sequestration was President Obama's idea. "(The White House aide) yelled at me for about a half-hour," said Woodward. The aide later apologized to Woodward in an email and claimed he was...
  • Axelrod Disses Sperling To Downplay Woodward Dust-up

    03/01/2013 5:32:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Axelrod has written Gene Sperling off as a political lightweight lacking the tonnage to have intimidated Bob Woodward in their dust-up over the sequester. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Axelrod sarcastically asked "what is Gene Sperling going to do to Bob Woodward? Bob Woodward, who faced down H.R. Haldemann as a young man, feels intimidated by Gene Sperling?" You really have to hear the sneer in Axelrod's voice as he pronounces the name "Gene Sperling" to appreciate just how far under the bus Axelrod was willing to throw a fellow member of Team Obama. View the video here.
  • Bob Woodward strikes again! (McChrystal assessment edition)

    09/22/2009 3:51:39 AM PDT · by Saije · 60 replies · 2,054+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/21/2009 | Peter Feaver
    The Obama Administration has been Woodwarded again, this time with a major scoop: Bob Woodward has a major front-page story that is more or less a summary precis of General McChrystal’s confidential Initial Assessment of the Afghan situation...I have a few initial assessments of my own: 1. It is not good to have a document like this leaked into the public debate before the President has made his decision...I assume the Obama team is very angry about this, and I think they have every right to be... 4. The leak makes it harder for President Obama to reject a McChrystal...
  • Why Bob Woodward’s New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodward’s new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldn’t it? It’s an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • According to Woodward, Obama got "pissed" with US military for demanding troops

    09/27/2010 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 27, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    According to Bob Woodward, Barack Obama got "pissed" with the US military for demanding more troops. The startling disclosure that is not presidential at all comes as part of author Bob Woodward’s first interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as he begins to hawk his new book, "Obama’s Wars." In one of the meetings Obama attended to review Afghanistan policy, he simply blurted out, "I’m pissed!" because he was getting frustrated with the insistence of US military leaders demanding more troops so they could win in Afghanistan. Just imagine, US military leaders actually had the unmitigated gall to dare ask their...
  • Obama aides divided over Afghanistan (Holbrooke "the most egotistical bastard I've ever met")

    09/23/2010 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | AP
    Obama aides divided over Afghanistan: book Woodward book reveals nothing new: adviser WASHINGTON -- President Obama's top advisers spent much of the past 20 months arguing about policy and turf, according to a new book, with some top members of his national security team doubting the president's strategy in Afghanistan will work. The book, Obama's Wars, by journalist Bob Woodward, says Obama aides were deeply divided over the war in Afghanistan even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. Obama's top White House adviser on Afghanistan and his special envoy for the region are described as believing the...
  • The reluctant commander in chief

    09/24/2010 5:05:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2010 | MIchael Gerson
    What is most disturbing about the coverage of Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars" is not the juicy bits of conflict and infighting; it is the fact that the White House seems pleased with the image of President Obama that emerges. "I think the president comes across pretty well in the book," says one official, "even if it looks crazy around him." What comes across is a president deeply skeptical about the Afghan war, suspicious of the advice of military leaders and obsessed with finding exits and setting withdrawal deadlines. To a press or political aide in the administration, this must seem...
  • Audio of President Obama Telling Bob Woodward “We Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack”

    09/27/2010 8:04:18 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of famed journalist/author Bob Woodward talking about President Obama’s private interview with him in the White House where Obama said that the United States “can absorb a terrorist attack.” The audio of Obama saying that to Woodward is then played on the video, and Woodward said, “I jumped in my chair a little bit” when he heard Obama say that. He also played audio of Obama talking about a “potential game-changer” – a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists “blowing up a major American city.” Obama told Woodward, “That is where I can’t afford any mistakes.”...
  • Bob Woodward says Barack Obama doesn't have the 'X-factor'

    10/02/2010 11:27:41 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2 october 2010 | Alex Spillius
    President Barack Obama is letting down his troops and seems not to have the commitment and 'X-factor' to win the war in Afghanistan, Bob Woodward has told The Daily Telegraph. This strong opinion is all the more stinging because it comes not from the US President’s usual vociferous critics but Bob Woodward, the legendary Watergate journalist who is normally scrupulous at keeping his views to himself. “I believe in neutral inquiry,” he tells The Daily Telegraph in an interview. “That is the core job of the journalist.”
  • Interview with The Woodward Report: THE HOTTEST NEW POLITICAL WEBSITE

    05/01/2010 1:16:29 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 8 replies · 792+ views
    Times Square Gossip ^ | May 1, 2010 | James Edstrom
    What is the most popular part of The Woodward Report? The headlines page is the primary focus, it’s updated constantly. The page is designed to provide the most thoughtful and influential stories so that the readers can form a complete, current political picture of the times. It provides links to stories from various news outlets across the web plus original content that we provide ourselves. We primarily link to U.S. based publications but we do pick up a lot from global publications as well. The Woodward Report links to stories of news and analysis to a vast variety of publications....
  • Woodward's Blokbuster Obama Expose: The Price Of Politics

    09/09/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-9-2012 | MOTUS
    I had originally reserved today to recap some of the antics from the lesser acts at last week’s DNC (Democratic National Circus). Such as Sandy Two Buck Fluke, Kerry “Today there are people trying (to) take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care... and Joey “fact-check me, I dare you!” Biden. Butt then news about a new soon-to-be-released blockbuster by Bob Woodward came out in the Washington Post: Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of...
  • Bob Woodward: Why is Obama still misleading everyone on the sequester?

    02/23/2013 11:40:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Success may have a thousand fathers, and failure be an orphan, but don’t doubt the parentage of the sequester. After yet another week of White House denials of paternity and a new layer of hysteria over the nature of the cuts involved, Bob Woodward reminds us again who came up with the plan in the first place. As he reported in his book The Price of Politics more than a year ago from on-the-record interviews with the players involved, the sequester was proposed by then-Chief of Staff Jack Lew and personally approved by President Barack Obama, before Harry Reid presented...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • A Chill Wind

    02/28/2013 12:28:54 PM PST · by allmendream · 25 replies
    self | 28 Feb 13 | self
    A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies… If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications. And in the midst of all this madness, where is the political opposition?… We need leaders, not pragmatists that cower before the spin zones of former entertainment journalists. We need leaders who can understand the Constitution… The journalists in this country can battle back at those who would rewrite our Constitution… You have, whether you like it or not, an awesome responsibility and an awesome power: the fate of...
  • Get ready for the Obamacollapse!

    02/27/2013 7:40:33 PM PST · by struggle · 35 replies
    Vanity | 02/27/2013 | struggl
    Hey guys, can you feel it? There's that smell in the air...the acrid stench of desperation. This Friday marks the first time the Republicans MIGHT ACTUALLY STAND UP TO OBAMA! Guess what has happened in the last day alone? 1. Bob Woodward has called the Obama Admin's actions "madness" and compared them to Nixon. 2. Bob Woodward was threatened by Glen Sperling, Obama aide. 3. The media is in full a**-cover mode, trying in anyway possible to spin the slam of Woodward, THEIR HERO, as some kind of fluke. 4. @SharylAttkisson is back on the question track with #Benghazi 5....
  • Obama Gets Cold Feet: On Second Thought, You Might Not Notice the Sequester

    02/28/2013 4:55:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the sequester, it's gonna cut, they're saying, $85 billion. We actually know it's 22. But we'll go with their 85. We're gonna cut $85 billion this year, light? Look at this story. Wall Street Journal today. Secretary of state John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, said that the United States is preparing for the first time to directly provide nonlethal assistance to rebel Syrian fighters as part of a bid to change president Bashar al-Assad's calculations and to expedite his removal from office. Meaning, we're gonna pay freedom fighters in Syria some money to get rid...
  • And the WH hatchet man was …

    02/28/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-28-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    … Gene Sperling, at least according to BuzzFeed’s source with access to the e-mail conversation between Bob Woodward and whoever “threatened” him. As hatchet men go, a director of the White House Economic Council odd choice. Isn’t this the kind of thing Rahm Emanuel used to handle? (snip) "Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to tell him that he would question Obama’s account of negotiations leading to the “sequester” — automatic cuts set to take effect next month." "The aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward said, and then...
  • Is Obama Losing His Media Allies Over The Sequester?

    02/28/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/27/2013 | IBD Staff
    Politics: Here's a pretty good sign that President Obama is losing the sequester fight: Even his best friends in the press are starting to chafe at the desperate and deceptive warnings coming from him and his administration. At one of his countless anti-sequester events, Obama warned that the budget cuts will "gut critical investments," "weaken America's economic recovery" and "weaken our military readiness." He said tens of thousands of parents will scramble to find child care, and hundreds of thousands will "lose access to primary care and preventive care." [snip] Even the media appear — incredibly — to be growing...
  • USA Today reporter: I know a few reporters who’ve gotten White House e-mails like Woodward's

    02/28/2013 7:20:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | AllahPundit
    Noteworthy, although I'm not sure which way it cuts. Younger reporters were tweeting last night that they get angry e-mails from political flacks all the time and that it's no big deal, which is a nifty way to humblebrag about how they've upset Power by speaking Truth while also serving the liberal cause du jour of discrediting Bob Woodward. (Some serve more bravely than others.) Is that what David Jackson means here, that Woodward's blowing routine White House grumpiness out of all proportion? Or that Woodward's right and that veiled White House threats are more common than you’d think? In...
  • WH Senior Adviser Plouffe: Woodward Washed Up

    02/28/2013 7:35:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Breitbart News
    Wednesday night, in the aftermath of the blow-up regarding the White House’s email to Bob Woodward suggesting he would "regret" his reporting of sequestration, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe took to twitter to bash Woodward as a past-his-prime hack: - See more at:
  • Obama Goes Strong to the Paint, But Woodward Draws The Charging Foul!!!

    02/28/2013 8:39:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2013 | MOTUS
    You’re probably wondering which “Senior White House Staffer” yelled at Bob Woodward for over a half hour. Apparently the disagreement was over Bob’s insistence on maintaining a smidgen of journalistic integrity with respect to reporting on the origin of the Grand Sequester Bargain. Bob stood firm that it was originally BO’s idea; even in the face of withering disapproval and untold backlash that’s bound to kill the career of the veteran Washington Post reporter - who was the first to break the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon White House. Butt, as the Plouf-daddy points out, Bob’s pretty much...
  • Bob Woodward on threat from White House staff: "...it makes me very uncomfortable to have the

    02/27/2013 7:31:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/27/13 | The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,
    Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward told CNN that he has been threatened by White House staff over his budget cut challenge. Highlights from the interview are below; a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html. MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” Highlights from Full Interview: THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. IT MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. BOLDUAN: What do you make of the White House's response to your article? WOODWARD: Well, I think they're confused. I think they've got this idea....
  • Ron Fournier: Yeah, I Got the Abusive Treatment From the WH

    02/28/2013 9:17:00 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 02/28/2013 | Ace of Spades
    As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told. Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified. I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me.
  • White House threatened Bob Woodward for Obama expose

    02/28/2013 2:19:08 AM PST · by Marv Dumon · 32 replies
    http://www.examiner.com/ ^ | 02/28/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Wednesday, the White House sent a threatening email to Washington Post editor Bob Woodward in response to a column in which the veteran journalist suggested that President Barack Obama and cabinet official Jack Lew lied about the sequestration cuts. In a Feb. 27 appearance on CNN's "Situation Room," Woodward declined to identify the senior administration official who had threatened him. "They're not happy at all," said Woodward. "It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this. He added that he was "very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters you're going to regret doing something. Let's hope...
  • Bob Woodward says he was threatened by White House

    02/27/2013 8:59:28 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 38 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2013
    (CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday. "They're not happy at all," he said on CNN's "The Situation Room," adding that an e-mail from a senior administration official - who he would not name - communicated a message which caused him great concern. "It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this," he said. Woodward penned a 2012 book reporting that the idea for the spending cuts, known as...