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Elspeth Reeve

Oversight

Analysis: Four Theories on John Boehner's Debt Limit Strategy

In a conference call last week, Boehner said the GOP would push Obama on the debt limit, but not the continuing resolution to fund the government.

Oversight

GOP Wants Conservatives to Trade a Shutdown for an Even Bigger Crisis

Debt ceiling is a better 'leverage point' for concessions on Obamacare, aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells Reuters.

Management

Ronald Reagan to Richard Nixon on Watergate: 'This Too Shall Pass'

Latest set of tapes suggest Reagan assured Nixon that his Watergate speech was effective.

Defense

The Mind of Bradley Manning

His defense team called him a naive idealistic kid with biological mental disorders.

Oversight

Analysis: The Choreographed Fight Over a Government Shutdown

Obama won't sign a bill to defund health care reform, and Republicans know it.

Oversight

Liz Cheney Pledges to Stamp Out the Last Remnants of Compromise in Congress

Cheney has said she will obstruct the President's policies and agenda.

Management

The Perils of Being the Earnest Intern

Hill intern goes a little over the top professing his love for flags.

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Oversight

How the IRS Made All Kinds of Groups' Lives Miserable

Congressional Democrats charge that the IRS acted inappropriately in reporting how it acted inappropriately.

Defense

Will Syria Be Obama's Fourth War?

The country is being compared to Kosovo, Rwanda, Libya, Iraq — which lessons should apply?

Management

Mike Morrell Says He's Quitting CIA for His Family (Not Benghazi), for 'Real'

Morell's name has been in the news for removing the references to terrorism in the Benghazi talking points.

Defense

Military Commanders Retain Powers in Sexual Assault Cases

Senate Armed Services Committee chair Carl Levin killed the proposal.

Oversight

Romney Wishes Hurricane Sandy Hadn't Happened Because It Hurt His Chances

2012 candidate says the storm gave the 'president a chance to look presidential.'

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Management

Analysis: Obama's Trade Nominee's Cayman Bank Accounts

Michael Froman also benefitted from the 'carried interest' loophole.

Oversight

Millennials Don't Hate Big Government, but They Do Hate the GOP Economic Fix

Young people don't believe cutting government will grow jobs, College National Republican Committee finds.

Oversight

Will Darrell Issa Finally Find His Benghazi Smoking Gun?

Issa subpoenaed all the Benghazi talking points-related emails from 10 State Department aides.

Defense

Analysis: A Global War on Terror by Another Name Doesn't Tell Us How to Succeed

President Obama rejected the Bush-era term Global War on Terrorism in a major speech announcing changes to his counterterrorism policies.

Defense

How Petraeus Turned the CIA into the Good Guys in Benghazi

The intelligence agency has been quite effective in limiting the public discussion of its role.

Pay & Benefits

Huma Abedin Had an Incredibly Sweet Deal at the State Department

Deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton worked part-time and had a side gig as a consultant.