Conservative columnist and former CNN host Robert Novak has died at age 78 after a battle with cancer.
Conservative columnist and former CNN "Crossfire" co-host Robert Novak has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday. He was 78.
In our innumerable debates, I delighted in calling Bob Novak "the finest mind of the 12th century." One time, though, he scowled and growled, "I prefer the 15th century. Spanish Inquisition. Those were the days."
Conservative columnist and former CNN host Robert Novak said Monday that he will retire immediately to focus on treatment of a malignant brain tumor.
Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced Monday he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor
Paul Steinhauser talks about new polls, Obama's overseas trip and a potential McCain running mate.
One day after it was revealed that Sen. John McCain was to hold a closed-door meeting with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, Jindal said Wednesday that there is no way he will fill the bottom half of the GOP presidential ticket.
Amid speculation that Sen. John McCain will announce his vice presidential running mate this week, the Arizona senator avoided answering any questions on a timetable for the decision Tuesday.
Bonds rose Monday after a government report showed lower manufacturing activity in New York State.
New video shows former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto with her head out of a sunroof, then three shots and a blast.
The State Department denies it ignored security dangers surrounding former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan.
The man who revealed that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA said that he was "extraordinarily foolish" to leak her name.
Former deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says he was 'foolish' to leak Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA status.
Valerie Plame Wilson, the former covert CIA agent unmasked after husband Joe Wilson wrote an op-ed critical of Iraq WMD intelligence, gives her side of the story in the new book Fair Game. Wilson, now living with her family in Santa Fe, N.M., talked to PEOPLE about being outed and the strain that it put on her marriage – as well as her advice for her 7-year-old twins and her struggle with postpartum depression.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by outed spy Valerie Plame and her husband against Vice President Dick Cheney and other top Bush administration officials.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to report to prison while his attorneys appeal his perjury and obstruction convictions.
Valerie Plame Wilson told Congress Friday the leak of her identity as a CIA covert operative "has jeopardized and even destroyed entire networks of foreign agents."
The judge instructed jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to consider their "life experiences" and "the capacity of human beings to remember things they said and were told" at a later time.
The 12 jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby began deliberating late Wednesday morning.
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.
A former New York Times reporter testified Wednesday that she doesn't recall learning that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA operative from any government officials other than Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Highly sensitive White House documents will be part of a closed-door hearing that began Wednesday ahead of the criminal trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame has added Richard Armitage to her lawsuit over the 2003 leak that exposed her secret status with the agency to journalists, her lawyers said Wednesday.
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak back in 2003, touching off a federal investigation.
There's a new twist to a controversy that has been roiling the political waters for more than three years.
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN.
Lots of legal experts greeted the Valerie Plame lawsuit against Vice President Cheney and White House senior officials Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby with skepticism, largely because it will have to overcome an almost certain argument that Cheney and company are, as federal officials, immune to being sued for on-the-job behavior. But the argument to dismiss the lawsuit outright isn't so simple to make.
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame on Friday said she and her husband filed their lawsuit against top Bush administration officials "with heavy hearts" but at the same time "with a renewed sense of purpose."
White House political adviser Karl Rove was one of Robert Novak's sources for the 2003 disclosure of a CIA operative's identity, the syndicated columnist wrote Tuesday.
Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff filed a motion Thursday asking the judge in his case to force prosecutors to hand over government documents relating to his conversations with three reporters.
There was some last-minute drama in Washington before yesterday's release of the long-awaited report by Independent Counsel David Barrett. Sources close to the three-judge panel overseeing the report say that the panel's members were furious about leaks to the press previewing the report's contents. The report, detailing an organized attempt by Clinton administration officials to shut down an Internal Revenue Service investigation into possible tax violations by President Bill Clinton's secretary of housing and urban development Henry Cisneros, was to be released at 9:00 a.m. Thursday. The day before, late in the afternoon, word went out from the judges to the Independent Counsel's office that the release would be delayed.
On the evening of December 22, Sen. John Warner, the Senate's Acting President Pro Tempore, declared: "In my capacity as the senior senator from Virginia, I ask unanimous consent that the chair now lay before the Senate the House message to accompany S.2167." The Virginia senator and the chair happened to be the same person, John Warner. All his colleagues had left to celebrate Christmas. Warner granted his own request, and the Senate adjourned after two minutes.
Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald continued his investigation into the leaking of a CIA agent's name by taking sworn testimony from a Time magazine reporter Thursday, said a source close to Time Inc.
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.
The troubled Bush administration won a rare victory this week. The Senate voted to close federal courts to Salim Gherebi, an enemy combatant imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. He is suing the president and the secretary of defense for $100 million in compensatory damages and $1 billion in punitive damages for violation of his rights under the U.S. Constitution. His is one of 174 suits filed on behalf of terrorist detainees, none of them U.S. citizens, that have undermined the war against terrorism.
Vice President Dick Cheney's former top adviser made his first court appearance Thursday, pleading not guilty to felony charges of lying to investigators and a grand jury in the probe into a leak of a CIA agent's name.
A curious and twisting episode that began in the sixth paragraph of a 2003 newspaper column could culminate Friday in criminal charges reaching to the top echelons of the White House.
New York Times reporter Judith Miller will make a second appearance Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the 2003 disclosure of a CIA agent's identity, a representative of the newspaper said.
Karl Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, said Monday his client "did not circulate" the name of an undercover CIA operative.
The special prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation will interview New York Times reporter Judith Miller next week, according to one of Miller's attorneys, Floyd Abrams.
New York Times reporter Judith Miller said Tuesday that she hopes the results of a probe into the leak of a CIA agent's identity will justify the nearly three months she spent in jail for refusing to identify her source.
After spending 12 weeks in jail for refusing to name a source, The New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified Friday before a federal grand jury looking into a CIA leak case after her source gave her permission.
Viewers expect pundits to dispense b.s. on cable-news debate shows. But it's considered poor form to use the actual word.
A classified State Department memorandum that has been the subject of questioning in a federal leak probe identifies a CIA agent by name in a paragraph marked "S" for secret, sources told CNN Thursday.
It is not every day in the U.S. that a journalist is imprisoned for a story she did not write about a crime that may not have been committed.
Newsweek magazine is reporting that e-mails between Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper and his editors show that Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser, spoke to Cooper in the days before a CIA operative's identity was revealed in the media, but it wasn't clear what Cooper and Rove discussed.
Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear its appeal in the case.
Time Inc. announced Thursday it would turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, even though it "strongly disagrees" with the court order.
The full federal appeals court in Washington Tuesday rejected a request from two journalists facing possible jail sentences who had asked the court to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he believes the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative nearly two years ago is moving forward appropriately.
The case grew out of a 2003 report by Robert Novak, a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire."
Posted: 10:40 p.m. ET From Paul Begala, "Crossfire" co-host
President Bush's chief political strategist appeared Friday in front of a grand jury looking into who leaked the name of a covert CIA agent.
They're trying to make Tom DeLay into Jim Wright. They've stolen our playbook," declared an outspoken deputy whip at a recent House Republican leadership meeting. That implicit bipartisan sharing of responsibility for what has become of the House of Representatives was not a popular message for most GOP lawmakers. But it accurately portrays today's situation.
Posted: 10:35 p.m. ET From Paul Begala, CNN
Posted: 10:55 p.m. ET From Jessi Klein, VH1
Posted: 10:33 p.m. ET
A federal judge Thursday declared New York Times reporter Judith Miller in civil contempt for her refusal to testify before a grand jury, but agreed not to jail her pending an appeal.
When I reported in this column September 20 that there is "strong feeling" in the "Bush administration policymaking apparatus" that "U.S. troops must leave Iraq next year," Republican politicians -- most recently Bush-Cheney campaign manager Ken Mehlman -- disagreed. But Don Rumsfeld has not contradicted me.
The well-dressed disrupter at the recent premiere of "Stolen Honor," a documentary film attacking John Kerry's role as a Vietnam War protester, has been identified as a Kerry campaign and Democratic National Committee staffer who had served time for manslaughter in a fatal shooting.
In the midst of their national convention, Republicans experienced a heart-stopping scare. George W. Bush, seemingly absent-minded, misspoke by saying the war against terrorism cannot be won. President Bush corrected the mistake within 24 hours, but the incident reflected the instability of the presidential re-election campaign.
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, one of the party's foremost leaders from the South was asked about George W. Bush's chances in November. He replied, in a moment of rare candor: "If this campaign is about Kerry, Bush will win the election. If this campaign is about Bush, he will win my state." That is, the GOP must make sure the focus is on Sen. John Kerry to avoid being reduced to the solid Republican South -- and a lost election.
A Time magazine reporter chose to fight a court order requiring him to testify in the Justice Department's probe into the leak of a CIA operative's name, while an NBC executive chose to cooperate, according to court documents and parties involved in the case.
President Bush was interviewed Thursday morning by a special prosecutor investigating whether anyone in the administration disclosed the classified identity of a CIA officer, White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters.
President Bush acknowledged Thursday that he has spoken to a private attorney about the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative.
President Bush has had "discussions" with a private attorney in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative, a White House spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Two journalists, including NBC's Tim Russert, have been subpoenaed by the Justice Department in the investigation into who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative, according to the journalists' media outlets.
The grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's name subpoenaed a wide range of White House documents, including records of telephone calls from Air Force One and information relating to an internal working group dealing with Iraq, government sources confirmed to CNN on Friday.
Former White House press aide Adam Levine testified before a federal grand jury last week as part of a federal investigation looking into who revealed the name of a CIA officer, according to source close to the investigation.
From Paul Begala, CNN's "Crossfire" co-host:
A federal grand jury has begun hearing testimony in a probe to discover who leaked the identity of a former CIA operative, government sources told CNN Thursday.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts lead in the latest tracking polls in New Hampshire, but both are calling themselves underdogs as they retool their campaigns in a changed political landscape.
From Deirdre Walsh, CNN political unit:
If there are culprits in the White House who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, they may now be dependent on reporters to protect their identities.
FBI agents investigating the leak of the name of a CIA operative are asking senior Bush administration officials to waive confidentiality agreements they have with reporters, government sources said Friday.