Petraeus Affair

11:46am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: 'I Didn't Get Re-Elected Just To Bask In Re-Election'

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:44 pm

President Obama during his news conference at the White House today.
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10:15am

Wed November 14, 2012
Politics

VIDEO: President Obama's Press Conference

Screencap from the President's first full Q&A session with the press after his re-election
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6:49am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Should Petraeus Scandal Be A Big Topic At Obama's News Conference Today?

President Obama at the White House last week.
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Eight days after his re-election, President Obama today holds his first full-scale news conference in the East Room of the White House since March.

It's safe to think that the White House had hoped the focus would be on subjects such as the fiscal cliff, taxes, the economy and the president's thoughts on what he can get accomplished in his second term.

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5:47am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 5:24 pm

Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011.
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  • Journalist Tom Ricks talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on 'Morning Edition'

"No one should leap to any conclusions" about whether the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan did anything inappropriate when he was communicating with a Tampa socialite, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters today.

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3:32pm

Tue November 13, 2012
It's All Politics

Petraeus Scandal Raises Concerns About Email Privacy

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 8:44 am

David Petraeus, then-CIA director, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in January. Petraeus resigned Friday after acknowledging an extramarital affair.
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The FBI review of sensitive email messages between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer-mistress Paula Broadwell has been raising big questions about Big Brother.

One of them: When can federal law enforcement review a person's private communications?

To Julian Sanchez, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, the real scandal over the Petraeus affair is not the extramarital sex, but the invasion of privacy.

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