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I remember attending a speech by Bob Woodward when I was a senior at Penn State. Woodward, then completing "Bush at War," his first of four inside-the-room books about the Bush administration, opened his lecture by thanking the audience for welcoming him to "Joe Paterno University."

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Obama: White House leaks 'offensive'updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.

Bobby Petrino and social media prove a bad mixupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 12:41:00

Where have you gone Walter Cronkite, and why have you been replaced by the likes of woopig.net?

Arkansas fires Bobby Petrinoupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 12:41:00

University of Arkansas terminated coach Bobby Petrino as football coach over "reckless and unacceptable behavior".

Do political 'tell-alls' go too far?updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 09:56:00

It is a tribute to New Journalism that it remains controversial, 50 years after an Esquire article by Gay Talese awakened writers to the possibility that reporters' copy was not limited to a dull recitation of the facts, that those facts could be employed to create literature.

Scrutinizing the Obamasupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 09:56:00

Amy Holmes, David Shuster and Howard Kurtz take a look at coverage of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas."

People.com: Oprah Winfrey Welcomes Michelle Obama to Showupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 09:30:00

The First Lady lauds the "strength, pride and courage" of military families on an upcoming episode

Karzai: 'Unofficial personal contacts' taking place with Talibanupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 05:26:00

Attempting to advance his nation's peace progress with insurgents, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said unofficial talks with the Taliban have been taking place, and hopes the formation of a peace council will further those efforts.

Henry in the House: Woodward book sealed Gen. Jones' fateupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 17:57:00

When he got his hands on an advance copy of Bob Woodward's new book "Obama's Wars" before it hit stores and started reading it earlier this month, I'm told that White House National Security Adviser Jim Jones simply blew a gasket.

Jim Jones: I have enjoyed this immensely updated: Fri Oct 08 2010 17:57:00

Gen. Jim Jones talks fondly about his experience working with Pres. Obama as White House National Security Adviser.

Obama taps new national security adviserupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 17:30:00

President Obama announces that Tom Donilon will replace retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones as national security adviser.

Donilon to replace Jones as national security adviserupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 17:30:00

President Obama announced Friday that retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones is stepping down as White House national security adviser later this month.

Reliable Sources: Woodward knows how to close the dealupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 09:30:00

Twenty-nine years ago, Bob Woodward took me to lunch at a fancy Washington eatery. He was trying to talk me into a job.

Hillary Clinton to replace Joe Biden?updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:41:00

CNN's John King talks to Bob Woodward about the chatter around the chance of Hillary Clinton replacing Joe Biden in 2012.

White House denies Obama-Clinton ticket in the worksupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:41:00

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is pouring cold water on the red-hot speculation -- fueled by journalist Bob Woodward in a CNN interview -- that President Barack Obama may create a so-called "dream ticket" of Obama-Clinton in his 2012 re-election battle.

Gates and Mullen react to Woodward bookupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:26:00

Defense Secretary Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen react to Bob Woodward's book exposing Afghan policy decisions.

Official defends Obama ahead of revelations in Woodward bookupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 14:01:00

A senior administration official defended President Barack Obama on Wednesday as a decisive commander in chief ahead of next week's release of a book that reveals an administration deeply divided over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

Commentary: Saluting a man who truly cut through the bullupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 21:43:00

Cutting through the bull. It's hard to think of anyone who gave those words more meaning than Mark Felt.

'Deep Throat' diesupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 21:43:00

Mark Felt died Thursday. Using the name "Deep Throat," he helped expose President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.

People.com: Watergate's 'Deep Throat' Diesupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 11:31:00

Mark Felt – the anonymous source who toppled Richard Nixon's presidency – was 95

Bernstein first met 'Deep Throat' this yearupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 11:20:00

Reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward relied on FBI insider W. Mark Felt as a reliable but anonymous source for their stories on the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.

'Deep Throat' dead at 95updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 11:20:00

W. Mark Felt, better known as 'Deep Throat' from Watergate fame, has died. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports.

Larry King: Bush and Iraqupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:03:00

Larry talks with author Bob Woodward about his new book about the Bush Administration and the surge in Iraq.

Secret killing program is key in Iraq, Woodward saysupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:03:00

The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.

Ware: Woodward's Iraq claims off the markupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:40:00

Journalist Bob Woodward describes in his new book a secret U.S. program to assassinate terrorists in Iraq.

About last night: Bob Woodwardupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:40:00

Larry King: "The fascinating part of all this, is his (Woodward) revealing some secret thing going on."

White House rejects claim in new Woodward bookupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 22:11:00

The White House on Monday firmly rejected new allegations that President Bush ignored commanders in Iraq and top military advisers in Washington when he decided to send more troops to Iraq in 2007.

Time.com: Iraq Angry Over Possible US Spyingupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 15:00:00

The Iraqi government reacted sharply Friday to published allegations that the U.S. spied on Iraq's prime minister, warning that future ties with the United States could be in jeopardy if the report is true

People.com: Brad Pitt Pays a Visit to The Washington Postupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 18:44:00

Not since Robert Redford played Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in All The President's Men has political journalism ever looked so good.

Columnist testifies Rove confirmed Plame was CIAupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 07:49:00

The journalist who first revealed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame said in federal court Monday that two top government officials were his sources.

Excerpt: Making room for Woodward and Bernsteinupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 10:24:00

At any internship or new job, your key move is probably to work longer hours than anyone. I suppose this is as true in law and medicine as it is in journalism, but it is an unvarying rule. When I am in doubt about what to do, I say: just be there, stay there, do something, make yourself useful! And forget the ease of the 9-to-5 job.

Ford: Bush made 'big mistake' on Iraq justificationsupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 21:50:00

In an interview embargoed two years ago, former President Gerald Ford said President Bush and his chief advisers "made a big mistake" with their justifications for the Iraq war.

Laura Bush: My husband never misled about Iraqupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 16:22:00

In her first public comments about Bob Woodward's explosive book "State of Denial," first lady Laura Bush sharply denied claims in the book that her husband has misled the public about the level of violence in Iraq.

Fortune: The death of exclusive rightsupdated: Wed Oct 18 2006 10:55:00

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, New York Times reporter John Markoff bought a copy of Carly Fiorina's memoir, "Tough Choices," in a Seattle airport - five days before its official on-sale date. Normally this...

Spokesman: Rice didn't 'brush off' terror warningsupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 09:25:00

In July 2001, then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice did have a meeting with CIA Director George Tenet about the threat posed by al Qaeda, but the information presented to her was not new, her spokesman said Monday.

EW review: Timeless 'President's Men'updated: Tue Feb 21 2006 19:10:00

Last year's revelation that former FBI man Mark Felt was "Deep Throat," the source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein expose the nefariousness of the Nixon administration, gives the new Two-Disc Special Edition of the political thriller "All the President's Men" a fresh context.

Shadows in the newsroomupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 11:37:00

Tough times for the news business these days, in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons.

Toobin: Woodward admission doesn't help White Houseupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 12:33:00

The CIA leak probe is again making headlines, with the prosecutor planning to seek a new grand jury and journalist Bob Woodward's admission that a senior Bush administration official talked about CIA agent Valerie Plame weeks before her identity became public.

Woodward: 'I was trying to avoid being subpoenaed' updated: Mon Nov 21 2005 20:00:00

Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said Monday he kept his conversation with a Bush administration official about the identity of a CIA operative secret for two years because "I was trying to avoid being subpoenaed."

Woodward unveiledupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 10:47:00

Bob Woodward became a legend at the Washington Post writing about what happens behind closed doors in the corridors of power. But last week the news was all about what happens behind closed doors at the Post. And rather than bringing clarity to the murky case of Who Leaked What to Whom about CIA operative Valerie Plame, the revelations about Woodward's role only added more complexity to both the case and the deepening debate over the rules star journalists get to play by.

CIA leak prosecutor says he needs to continue probeupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 12:58:00

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald said he will have to bring more information before a new grand jury in the CIA leak probe, adding that his work is not complete.

Whodunit? The world may never knowupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 07:59:00

It's not like Bob Woodward, one of the most famous American newspaper reporters of all time, needed another "Deep Throat" to bolster his fame -- but that may very well be what he has.

Post editor: Woodward 'made a mistake'updated: Wed Nov 16 2005 17:55:00

Word came Wednesday that Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame, knew the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame before it was published in a July 2003 column. The attorney for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and the only person indicted during the CIA leak investigation, quickly asserted that Woodward's admission undermined the case against his client.

Woodward adds twist to CIA leak caseupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 13:48:00

An unnamed Bush administration official told the Washington Post's Bob Woodward the identity of a CIA analyst almost a month before it was publicly revealed, the reporter said in a statement published Wednesday.

EW review: 'Secret Man' works despite itselfupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 15:18:00

Spoiler alert! Read no further if you haven't heard that Deep Throat, the man who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reveal the Watergate conspiracy that brought down Richard Nixon, was FBI second-in-command W. Mark Felt.

CNNMoney: 'Deep Throat' makes book/film dealupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 07:10:00

W. Mark Felt, better known as "Deep Throat," has sold book and film rights to his life story for undisclosed sums to PublicAffairs and Universal Pictures, the companies said Thursday.

Harry Potter and 'Deep Throat'updated: Tue Jun 07 2005 09:31:00

This summer, we're off to see the wizard -- and "Deep Throat," Walt Whitman, John Irving, a few vampires, some sharks and an unhappy San Francisco family.

John Dean: Deep Throat revelation creates another mysteryupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 13:37:00

The Bush administration prosecutes government officials who leak sensitive information, even when that information is not classified.

Tapes: Nixon suspected Feltupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 17:51:00

President Nixon and his aides suspected early on that FBI official W. Mark Felt was helping The Washington Post with its stories on the Watergate affair, according to transcripts of White House tapes.

Felt and Woodwardupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 17:45:00

An award-winning journalist's relationship three decades ago with source and reporter ultimately led to the downfall of a presidency.

Mark Felt's motivationsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 12:17:00

Mark Felt, finally revealed as the "Deep Throat" who divulged the Watergate scandal, is wearing the hero's laurel 32 years later.

'Deep Throat's' role revisitedupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 02:59:00

The revelation that retired FBI official W. Mark Felt was "Deep Throat," the famous confidential source in the Watergate scandal, ended more than three decades of speculation and drew new attention to his role in the story.

Who is Mark Felt?updated: Tue May 31 2005 20:17:00

It turns out legendary Watergate source "Deep Throat" is a 91-year-old retiree living in Santa Rosa, California.

'Deep Throat' revealed? updated: Tue May 31 2005 17:22:00

The FBI's former second-in-command, W. Mark Felt, has told his family that he is "Deep Throat," the source of Washington Post stories about the Watergate scandal that's captivated Washington for more than 30 years,Vanity Fair magazine reported Tuesday.

Ex-FBI No. 2 was 'Deep Throat' updated: Tue May 31 2005 16:10:00

The legendary source "Deep Throat" in the Watergate scandal that brought down a president was identified Tuesday by Vanity Fair magazine and The Washington Post as W. Mark Felt.

Crude facts: The motives and impacts of the Saudi oil increaseupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 19:58:00

With oil prices going as high as a record $45 per barrel, Saudi Arabia -- as earlier promised -- announced Wednesday it is prepared to increase oil output by up to 1.3 million barrels a day.

Saudis offer to hike oil outputupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 11:35:00

Making good on a pledge made in May, Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday it is prepared to increase oil output by up to 1.3 million barrels per day -- 14 percent -- to cope with world demand.

War no joke for Bush at correspondents' dinnerupdated: Sun May 02 2004 00:35:00

President Bush fired off a few one-liners but unlike a month ago when he poked fun at himself over the issue of weapons of mass destruction, the Iraq war was no joking matter at a traditionally tongue-in-cheek journalists' dinner Saturday night.

Distorting Bob Woodwardupdated: Thu Apr 29 2004 13:56:00

Did President Bush really brief Prince Bandar on his Iraq war plans before he informed Colin Powell? Did the Saudi ambassador really cut a deal with the Bush administration to increase oil production in time for the presidential election?

Democrats demand accounting on terrorism fundsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 18:34:00

Two senior Democrats demanded on Monday that the White House provide an accounting of how $40 billion in emergency antiterrorism funds was spent after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Woodward: Saudi envoy trying to 'fuzz up' meetingupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 18:34:00

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan's assertions that he did not learn of President Bush's decision to launch war on Iraq before Secretary of State Colin Powell are false, journalist Bob Woodward told CNN on Friday.

Saudi envoy: Oil policy standard, not a dealupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 08:03:00

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States stood firm that his country made no secret deals with the White House to try to drive down gas prices to help re-elect President Bush and sought to reassure Democratic contender Sen. John Kerry.

Pentagon deleted key comment from Rumsfeld transcript updated: Wed Apr 21 2004 21:05:00

The Pentagon said Wednesday it deleted a key section from a transcript of an interview that reporter Bob Woodward conducted last year with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Cheney in the spotlightupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 08:54:00

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Woodward, White House, Saudis: No election deal on oilupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 04:16:00

The charge that Saudi Arabia made a secret pact with President Bush to lower gasoline prices in time to help him in the November presidential election was denied Monday by the White House, the Saudi ambassador to the United States -- and even by journalist Bob Woodward, who raised the specter of such a quid pro quo in a book released Monday.

Powell: We were instructed to talk to Woodwardupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 01:53:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell and other administration officials Monday disputed some points raised in journalist Bob Woodward's provocative new inside account of the march to war in Iraq -- a book that nevertheless appears to have earned the White House seal of approval.

Powell disputes account of decision-making on Iraq warupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 17:40:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday disputed suggestions in a new book that he was kept out of the loop in decision-making before the Iraq war -- and was dragooned into going along with a policy he did not support.

Were the Saudis in the know while Congress was in the dark?updated: Mon Apr 19 2004 16:58:00

Did the Bush administration get assurances from Saudi Arabia that it would increase oil production and lower prices ahead of this year's presidential election?

White House, Saudis: No election deal on oilupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 13:31:00

The White House and a top Saudi official denied Monday a report of a deal to lower gasoline prices before the November presidential election.

Woodward: Tenet told Bush WMD case a 'slam dunk'updated: Sun Apr 18 2004 19:38:00

About two weeks before deciding to invade Iraq, President Bush was told by CIA Director George Tenet there was a "slam dunk case" that dictator Saddam Hussein had unconventional weapons, according to a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward.

Personal responsibility for 9/11updated: Tue Apr 13 2004 22:52:00

QUESTION: To move to the 9/11 commission, you yourself have acknowledged that Osama bin Laden was not a central focus of the administration in the months before September 11. "I was not on point," you told the journalist Bob Woodward. "I didn't feel that sense of urgency."

showbuzzupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 11:43:00

Jim Carrey says he couldn't have played the lead role in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" if he hadn't been through some painful relationships.

Fortune: Sometimes, A Serial Killer Is Just a Serial Killerupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

It is certainly plausible that Dr. Michael Swango, the subject of James B. Stewart's latest book, is "one of the top serial killers in American history"--a murderer even worse than better-known ser...

Fortune: Excuse Us, Bob, But This Dirt's Been Dugupdated: Mon Aug 02 1999 00:01:00

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