David Corn, Margaret Carlson, Michael Hastings, and Chuck Todd, discuss the General Petraeus story at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Margaret Carlson is a Bloomberg View columnist. A former White House correspondent for Time, she was also Time's first female columnist. She appeared on CNN's "Capital Gang" for 15 years.
David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief. A regular on political talk shows, he has broken stories on George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Colin Powell, Rush Limbaugh, Hillary Clinton, Enron, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon, and other Washington players. His best-selling books include Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception.
Michael Hastings, who spent two years reporting on Iraq, has worked for Newsweek since 2002. He has also filed stories from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, Kurdistan, and Vietnam. He has been published in Slate, Salon, and Foreign Policy, as well as Newsweek International, for which he has written four cover stories. A portion of the author's proceeds from I Lost My Love in Baghdad will go to the Andi Foundation, information about which can be found at www.theandifoundation.org.
Chuck Todd is the chief White House correspondent for NBC News, as well as the host of “The Daily Rundown” on msnbc. He became NBC News’ political director in March 2007. He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and msnbc.
Richard Wolffe is a Daily Beast columnist and an award-winning journalist. He covered the entire length of Barack Obama's presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine. His book about the election, Renegade: The Making of a President, was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. His new book, Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, was published in November.