Dan Froomkin

Dan Froomkin is a political journalist and founder and editor of White House Watch, a site focusing on coverage of U.S. politics and media. Previously, Froomkin covered politics for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and The Intercept. Follow him on Twitter: @froomkin

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
To Questions He Can't Answer, Bush Has A New Response: Buy My Book
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush, bursting back onto the public scene a little less than two years after he left Washington in disgrace , has come up with the most self-serving answer yet to some of the most persistent questions about the moral and practical failings of his administration: Buy my book!
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Friday, July 30, 2010
Four More Years (or More)... of War
The ever-accumulating case against the war in Afghanistan was bolstered this week by WikiLeaks's dissemination of over 70,000 previously secret reports documenting in vivid and unvarnished detail the brutality and futility of the American mission there. But even as the public's patience with the war in Afghanistan is growing shorter, the timeline for an American troop withdrawal appears to be growing longer.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
The American Empire According to TomDispatch
The mainstream media have always been easily distracted and beguiled -- but never more than now, when the next diversion is always just one click away.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Obama Administration Demands Amnesia From Reporters Covering Gitmo
Jack Newfield, the legendary investigative reporter, once wrote that if government officials had their way, journalists would be "stenographers with amnesia." The "amnesia" part, at least, was generally considered a bit of an exaggeration. But now, the Pentagon has banned four reporters from covering the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because they refused to forget something that had already been reported to the world.
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Saturday, May 01, 2010
Stop Robert Rubin Before He Kills Again
Robert Rubin is poisoning Washington again. The former Treasury Secretary who presided over the nearly-fatal deregulation of the financial industry -- then made $126 million nearly killing Citigroup -- had been keeping an appropriately low profile in the nation's capital ever since everything he wrought went pear-shaped. But now he's back, and once again trying to influence public policy.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wikileaks Video Revisited: What Needs to Happen Now
Earlier this month, the whistleblower website WikiLeaks released a deeply disturbing video of a U.S. Army Apache helicopter in Baghdad in 2007 repeatedly machine-gunning a group of men that included a Reuters photographer and his driver -- and then opening fire on a van that stopped to rescue one of the wounded men. (Here's my article about it.)
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Drone Wars, Without Any Rules
The CIA's extensive use of unmanned drones to kill alleged terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere is arguably against international law and raises the possibility that top U.S. officials will someday be tried at the Hague for war crimes, a law professor told a congressional oversight panel on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Rahm Emanuel: Saboteur Of Hope And Change
The latest toxic meme to spread across the pages of my once-beloved Washington Post is that President Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is the one reasonable man in the White House.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Who Will Harness the Rage?
Ever since the economy crashed and the government paid hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out the fat-cats who were responsible, a populist rage has been seething away across the country.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Deconstructing Obama's Excuses
In trying to explain his startling decision to oppose the public release of more photos depicting detainee abuse, President Obama and his aides yesterday put forth six excuses for his about-face, one more flawed than the next.
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