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David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.
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Petraeus Is Getting Off Easy, But Not All Intel Leakers Are So Lucky

6:26 PM ET The Obama administration is against intelligence officials leaking classified information—but some conditions may apply. If you're a CIA analyst who talks to reporters, you might end up serving 30 months in federal prison orfacing more. Even a reporter could end up being named a co-conspirator by prosecutors. But if you're ...

Rahm Emanuel's Moment of Truth

February 23, 2015 Too often, candidates run for office promising one thing and deliver another, alienating or simply disaffecting voters, and ultimately losing their offices. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a different sort of challenge: For the most part, he's given voters what he said he would. Now, do they want to keep ...

What Does It Mean for Obama to Love or Hate America?

February 23, 2015 Rudy Giuliani is developing a productive sideline in rage-baiting. Fresh off alargely incoherent comment about black-on-black crime following the Michael Brown case, America's Mayor said Wednesday night that President Obama doesn't love America. Here's what Giuliani said, according to Politico, during a "private dinner" for Scott Walker "at the 21 ...

Do We Just Have to Get Used to Fiery Train Crashes?

February 19, 2015 Even for West Virginia, a state that has suffered more than its fair share of industrial disasters, the images from a train crash Monday are apocalyptic: many cars derailed, fires so fierce firefighters are simply waiting for them to burn out, 300-foot fireballs. "It was like an atomic bomb went ...

What the FBI Chief Got Right—and Wrong—About Race and Police

February 13, 2015 FBI Director James Comey gave a bold speech about race and law enforcement Thursday. It's a thoughtful address, and Comey has carefully considered the issues at hand, but there are reasons to question whether he understands the problem in the first place. Comey's speech at Georgetown University—you can read the ...

How Obama Has Left Red States Deeper in the Red

January 29, 2015 "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America," Barack Obama said at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. That may or may not have been true at the time, but since entering the White House, he's helped to make the division a little more ...

Pravda on the Plains: Indiana's New Propaganda Machine

January 27, 2015 Sometimes you can't believe what you read in the press. Can you imagine, for example, that a Republican governor with a reputation as a small-government conservative would try to launch a government-run news service to disseminate information under the guise of journalism? Oh ... wait: Gov. Mike Pence is starting ...

Secret Service Removes Top Executives

January 15, 2015 The Secret Service couldn't protect the White House, and so now it's being forced to clean its own house. The agency said Tuesday it was sweeping out four assistant directors, and a fifth had already announced his retirement. Acting Director Joseph Clancy gave the bosses of four divisions—protection, investigations, technology ...

'Mercy' for Bob McDonnell

January 6, 2015 It's not often that two years in prison is a win. Then again, it's not often that a former Virginia governor is found guilty of corruption. Bob McDonnell is the first holder of that office to be convicted on such charges, and he'll pay for it with 24 months in ...

Team Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon

October 30, 2014 With most signs pointing toward a Republican victory in the midterm elections, is the Obama administration feeling the heat on climate-change policy? It doesn't look like it. Pressed by ABC's Jonathan Karl on carbon policy and more at the Washington Ideas Forum Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was as unruffled ...