Woodward on IRS: More answers needed
June 4th, 2013
09:10 AM ET
10 years ago

Woodward on IRS: More answers needed

(CNN) - The man who helped uncover Watergate says the Internal Revenue Service controversy doesn't rise to the same level of the Nixon scandal–but could be on its way.

Longtime Washington Post reporter and editor said he suspects the White House had a deeper knowledge of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups than officials are letting on. The public, he added, needs more answers.

Filed under: Bob Woodward • IRS
March 3rd, 2013
09:01 AM ET
10 years ago

Sperling on Woodward: ‘I think he's a legend’

(CNN) - Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to the president, said he hopes he and veteran journalist Bob Woodward can look past their recent dustup, which made national headlines and divided the inside-the-Beltway crowd over the interpretation of one word: "regret."

"Bob and I have known each other for 20 years, and we've always had a friendly and respectful relationship," Sperling said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Filed under: Bob Woodward • Debt • Deficit • Gene Sperling • TV-State of the Union
February 27th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Exchange between Bob Woodward and White House official in spotlight

(CNN) - An email exchange between two old Washington hands – one, a longtime journalist, and the second, a source in the Obama administration – is at the center of a political controversy Thursday as two sides read the messages differently.

The veteran journalist is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and wrote a book about the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011. The Obama administration source is Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to President Barack Obama and a veteran of the Clinton administration.

Filed under: Bob Woodward • Budget • Deficit • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room • White House
October 10th, 2010
11:32 AM ET
12 years ago

Why Woodward is a registered Democrat…and doesn’t Tweet

(CNN) - Author and journalist Bob Woodward says he wants to teach his daughter about the electoral process, and that’s why he is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz of Reliable Sources inquired about Woodward’s political registration because of recent comments Woodward made on C-SPAN where he said he was a registered Democrat, but acted as a political independent.

Filed under: Bob Woodward
October 8th, 2010
05:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Woodward says book was 'close to the bone'

Editor's Note: See the entire interview this Sunday, 11 a.m. ET on CNN's Reliable Sources

Washington (CNN) - Author Bob Woodward acknowledged that parts of his book hit "close to the bone" and may have caused some ill feelings in the White House.

"It's quite possible," Woodward said in an interview for CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz. "This is a total universe portrait in the nature of the relationships and attitudes."


Filed under: Bob Woodward • Obama administration
September 23rd, 2010
06:46 PM ET
12 years ago

Woodward's lure to get defense secretary to talk: ask nothing new

The yet-to-be published Bob Woodward book, Obama's Wars, has lots of insider details about the rancorous debate among administration officials as they tried to decide on a new strategy for Afghanistan.

One question that comes up with every Woodward book is why administration officials talk to him since his books do not always show White House officials in a flattering light. Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered his defense – Woodward was not asking anything new.


Filed under: Bob Woodward • Robert Gates
September 22nd, 2010
09:07 AM ET
12 years ago

Official defends Obama ahead of revelations in Woodward book

Washington (CNN) - A senior administration official defended President Barack Obama on Wednesday as a decisive commander-in-chief ahead of next week's release of a book that reveals an administration deeply divided over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

"Obama's Wars," by veteran Washington journalist Bob Woodward, describes a frustrated president who urgently sought an exit plan, only to be provided with options that involved increased U.S. troop levels, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Woodward is associate editor of the newspaper.

Woodward takes readers behind the scenes in the Obama White House through accounts of closed-door strategy sessions, private conversations, internal memos and hours of interviews with key players.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Bob Woodward • issues • President Obama