November 13th, 2012
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Lawmakers react to generals scandal with questions

(CNN) – Lawmakers expressed shock – and a desire for more information – after Gen. John Allen, the top American military commander in Afghanistan, was ensnared in a growing scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus at the end of last week.

"Disturbing is the word that has come to my mind since all of this has come to light," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Why Obama's win won't help renewable energy
November 13th, 2012
07:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Why Obama's win won't help renewable energy

New York (CNNMoney) - Barack Obama's re-election may have seemed like a sure win for solar and wind power, given the President's history of supporting green energy.

But the optimism quickly darkened in the aftermath. In the days following the election, renewable energy stocks fell, along with the broader market.

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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
November 13th, 2012
04:59 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: ISAF chief Gen. John Allen under investigation amid Petraeus probe
The spiraling scandal that took down David Petraeus has apparently ensnared another powerful general, as authorities announced that Gen. John Allen is under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to Jill Kelley, a woman who has been linked to the Petraeus scandal. Allen, who is the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force, has denied any wrongdoing, a senior defense official said.

CNN: Timeline of the Petraeus affair
The career-ending affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus had its roots in a multi-year friendship, a flattering book and a young writer who was taken with the four star-general's leadership style. The affair came to light during an FBI investigation of a complaint that author Paula Broadwell, 40, was allegedly sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to Petraeus, a U.S. official said. Here's a look at an anatomy of an affair:

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