David Corn, Margaret Carlson, Michael Hastings, and Chuck Todd, discuss the General Petraeus story at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Margaret Carlson has been a Bloomberg political columnist since 2005. She has won two National Headliner Awards as well as the Belva Ann Lockwood alumni award from the George Washington University Law School.
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 and co-host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” He also serves as NBC News’s on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and MSNBC. Additionally, Todd has been responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage, including maintaining contact with the campaigns and serving as the point person for political news and information. He is also the editor of First Read, NBC’s guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, writes weekly analysis columns for MSNBC.com, and hosts regular online discussions on Newsvine. Before joining NBC, Todd was editor-in-chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Washington’s premier political daily briefing. Todd has been featured as one of Washingtonian’s “Best Of” journalists.
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.