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  • No new Bob Woodward book coming this fall

    A publishing fixture will be missing from this fall's election season: A new Bob Woodward book.

  • President Obama (center) and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (right) leave the annual Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama needles press, jokes about sequester at elite Gridiron dinner

    President Obama used Washington's elite Gridiron dinner to bring some humor to some pretty tense topics — the sequester, the press and even his own economic team.

  • Illustration Defense Funding by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: A lie by any other name

    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.

  • ** FILE ** Gene Sperling, counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, arrives for the tax cut extension bill to be signed by President Obama during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington on Dec. 17, 2010. Mr. Obama was set to name Mr. Sperling director of the National Economic Council on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sperling and Woodward agree to move on

    The bizarre back-and-forth between the White House and legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward has come to a close as both sides agreed on Sunday to move on.

  • Obama misleads by trying to disown sequester plan his team conceived

    Now that the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration have hit, both parties are seeking to shift the blame as Americans begin to absorb the realities of less government spending. The truth is both parties are responsible for the sequester: the White House for conceiving the concept and Republicans for voting for it.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Educating Bob Woodward

    Bob Woodward has become an enemy of the Obama regime. His crime? He warned the White House that he was about to publish an opinion piece in The Washington Post, which criticized President Obama's handling of the forced budget cuts -- known as the "sequester."

  • Journalist Bob Woodward.

    Bob Woodward says W.H. staffer told him he would 'regret' sequester comment

    The White House is denying one of its staffers threatened Watergate iconic writer Bob Woodward — the latest in a tiff that hit public airways earlier this week, when the author characterized President Obama's actions on the sequester as madness.

  • Bob Woodward to receive award from Colby College

    Washington political reporter Bob Woodward will receive Colby College's annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

  • DC journalist Woodward: independent tag helps King

    Washington political reporter Bob Woodward says the independent label should work to newly elected Angus King's benefit when he becomes Maine's newest U.S. senator.

  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney arrives for the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    After missed deadline, White House to outline defense cuts by Friday

    After missing last week's deadline to produce plans on how it would implement deep, automatic across-the-board cuts to defense spending early next year, the White House now says it will produce the report by Friday.

  • Nixon by The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Taking the measure of Lyndon Johnson

    One of my favorite controversialists is back - Bob Woodward - with his sidekick, Carl Bernstein. Sunday in The Washington Post, they wrote that Richard Nixon was more hideous than we have heretofore known.

  • New Woodward book coming in September

    A new Bob Woodward book is scheduled for September, upholding an election-year tradition.

  • BOOK REVIEW: When 'good war' became his war

    Here comes Bob Woodward again, no longer needing to invent improbable deathbed conversations (former CIA director William J. Casey in "Veil") or create oddly named composite characters who like to use potted geraniums to signal furtive meetings in dark parking garages.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys

    DUQUETTE: Is Afghanistan worth winning?

    The Washington punditocracy is atwitter over the release of Bob Woodward's latest book, "Obama's Wars." The book recounts the debates within President Obama's inner council over the military's recommendation for a troop surge in Afghanistan along the lines of President Bush's 2007 troop surge in Iraq. Mr. Obama is portrayed as thoughtful and deliberative in deciding upon a compromise that grants the military a smaller troop surge than it had requested and announcing the start of troop withdrawals in mid-2011. Lost in the discussion of the book and the Afghanistan war now entering its 10th year - is the larger question of whether the Afghanistan war is worth winning.

  • **FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Biden (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, makes a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House after meetings with Mr. Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. (Associated Press)

    Book says aides doubt Obama's Afghan strategy

    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.

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