Petraeus affair investigation, Broadwell’s classified documents and more [AM Briefing]

FBI investigating how Petraeus biographer Broadwell obtained classified files: “The FBI is making a new push to determine how a woman who had an affair with retired Gen. David H. Petraeus when he was CIA director obtained classified files, part of an expanding series of investigations in a scandal that also threatens the career of the United States’ top military commander in Afghanistan.” (Washington Post)


Gen. Petraeus unlikely to face court-martial. (Washington Post)

Obama untouched by Petraeus scandal: “For President Obama, a politician of famous good fortune, even scandals within his administration seem well-timed. The president has been untouched by the unfolding investigation involving former CIA director David H. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.” (Washington Post

Gen. John Allen in fight for his career as Petraeus scandal widens: “The disclosure early Tuesday that Allen exchanged numerous e-mails with Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa socialite involved in the David H. Petraeus sex scandal, has thrust the general into an unexpected battle in the capital: a fight for his professional life.” (Washington Post

Room for Debate asks: President Obama’s sweeping re-election victory stunned many in the Republican Party. They were left wondering whether the issues and tactics that proved so successful for them in the past are now too divisive and unattractive for a changed electorate. Some have said the problem was that Mitt Romney was a weak candidate. But others say it’s time for the party to make fundamental changes. What does the G.O.P. need to do over the next four years if it wants to take back the White House? (New York Times)

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas: Cuomo’s New York cash grab. (New York Post

AEI’s Jonah Goldberg says everyone should stop eulogizing conservatism. (National Review)

Cato’s Michael Tanner: Boehner’s blunder. (National Review

Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Washington must not kill America’s energy revolution. (Washington Examiner)

CFR’s Peter Orszag: China’s new leaders face an economic turning point. (Bloomberg)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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Allen McDuffee · November 14, 2012