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Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans

Besides Sens. Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, most Democrats abandoned their civil liberty positions during the age of Obama. With a new leak investigation looming, the Democrat leadership are now being forced to confront all the secrets they've tried to hide.

Michael Hastings 6 years ago

Exclusive: The Tragic Imprisonment Of John McTiernan, Hollywood Icon

The legendary director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October is serving a year in federal prison thanks to a Hollywood wannabe prosecutor, a remake of Rollerball, and a rogue private eye. In an exclusive interview, McTiernan’s wife Gail says, “I don’t know if he’s going to make it.”

Michael Hastings 6 years ago

Obama And The Drone Awakening

The release of Justice Department documents is an exercise in "CYA." "It's not clear that they have fully obeyed their own guidelines."

Michael Hastings 6 years ago

Exclusive: The Mystery Of Jay Carney Revealed

The campaign trail really sucks. Or does it? In an exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of President Obama's Final Campaign, Michael Hastings explores the weirdly addictive qualities of most expensive election in history, the "brutal caste system" of the press corps, and how the White House Press Secretary picked up a dangerous $10,000-a-day habit.

Michael Hastings 7 years ago

Clinton, Obama, Campaign On Sandy

The President's aides won't discuss the politics of the storm, but the president begins his speech with talk of recovery. "The president's going to win thanks to a woman named Sandy," says one supporter in Iowa.

Michael Hastings 7 years ago

The Dumb Politics Of Benghazi

Tea Party protests. Agency deception. White House confusion. Partisan smoke, and few straight answers, on the campaign trail.

Michael Hastings 7 years ago