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  1. May 23, 2012

    High-profile Chicago prosecutor steps down

    Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney for northern Illinois viewed by many as a modern-day Elliot Ness for his prosecution of...

  2. June 19, 2011

    Nuclear-armed countries to spend $1,000bn this decade

    The world’s nine nuclear-armed powers are set to spend a total of $1,000bn on the procurement and modernisation of atomic...

  1. March 9, 2011

    Film releases: March 10

    Life doesn’t just imitate art. Sometimes it imitates Hollywood hokum. The story of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, as told in...

  2. March 9, 2011

    In the foothills of faction

    Life doesn’t just imitate art. Sometimes it imitates Hollywood hokum. The story of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, as told in...

  3. Material World

    November 8, 2010

    Valerie Plame Wilson reveals her wardrobe secrets

    Valerie Plame Wilson, the subject of the new movie “Fair Game” - which features costumes by Giorgio Armani - has confessed...

  4. November 5, 2010

    Spooks, spoofs and the surfer’s selection

    Going loco Book now at the cinema. It is paranoia month. At this time of year, wedged like a slice of Halloween pumpkin –...

  5. November 5, 2010

    Spooks, spoofs and the surfer’s selection

    Going loco Book now at the cinema. It is paranoia month. At this time of year, wedged like a slice of Halloween pumpkin –...

  6. August 19, 2009

    'Prince of Darkness' most at home in Washington

    Bob Novak, a fixture in Washington print and television political journalism for nearly half a century, died on Tuesday...

  7. August 18, 2009

    Prince of Darkness’ most at home in Washington

    Bob Novak, a fixture in Washington print and television political journalism for nearly half a century, died on Tuesday...

  8. December 11, 2008

    The jaw-dropping Blagojevich scandal

    The complaint filed by prosecutors against Rod Blagojevich, Democratic governor of Illinois, raises several questions, once...

  9. December 10, 2008

    Attorney with relentless zeal who knows how to raise a smile

    Patrick Fitzgerald is no stranger to bringing down the most powerful of power-brokers, reports Hal Weitzman in Chicago....

  10. December 9, 2008

    US attorney becomes bête-noire of corrupt elite

    Patrick Fitzgerald is no stranger to bringing down the most powerful of American power-brokers. Since his appointment as US...

  11. August 8, 2008

    Pedigrees of Novak and Russert

    Robert Novak began his column with the Chicago Sun-Times in 1963 and gained a national audience with syndication deals in...

  12. July 11, 2008

    Lobbying for TPG

    Trying to rebuild bridges with the City for TPG is Adam Levine , former assistant press secretary in George W. Bush's White...

  13. June 17, 2008

    US television's giant of political broadcasting

    Tim Russert, the most distinctive name in recent American televised political journalism, died suddenly on Friday at the...

  14. June 16, 2008

    US television’s giant of political broadcasting

    Tim Russert, the most distinctive name in recent US televised political journalism, died suddenly on Friday at the age of...

  15. December 12, 2007

    Observer: Short-timers

    Poor Patrick Fitzgerald. The US attorney from Chicago has a good track record on scoring convictions but has trouble when it...

  16. December 7, 2007

    Lunch with the FT: Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage greets me with an apology when I arrive at Cafe Milano. The former deputy US secretary of state is already...

  17. July 3, 2007

    Uproar as Bush saves Libby from jail term

    George W. Bush last night commuted the 30-month prison sentence handed to Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to...

  18. July 2, 2007

    Bush spares Libby from prison

    President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the 30-month prison sentence handed to Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of...

  19. June 6, 2007

    Cheney aide jailed for lying to CIA leak probe

    Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to the US vice-president, yesterday became the highest ranking government...

  20. June 5, 2007

    Libby sentenced to 30 months in CIA case

    Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff to the US vice-president, on Tuesday became the highest ranking government...

  21. April 24, 2007

    White House 'ignored security breaches'

    The White House was yesterday accused by a senior Democratic congressman of systematically ignoring security breaches and...

  22. April 23, 2007

    White House security violations alleged

    The White House was on Monday accused by a senior Democratic congressman of systematically ignoring security breaches and...

  23. March 16, 2007

    Valerie Plame calls leak ‘reckless’

    Valerie Plame, who has become the most famous female spy in America after her covert status was leaked by White House and...

  24. March 6, 2007

    Libby found guilty in CIA leak case

    Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff to Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, was convicted on Tuesday on four of...

  25. February 8, 2007

    TV reporter contradicts Libby in perjury trial

    Tim Russert, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, on Wednesday became the latest witness in the perjury trial of Lewis Scooter...

  26. January 24, 2007

    Libby a White House scapegoat, trial is told

    The perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff toDick Cheney, US vice-president, began explosively...

  27. January 24, 2007

    Libby was 'scapegoat of White House'

    The perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney, began explosively...

  28. January 23, 2007

    Explosive start to Libby perjury trial

    The perjury trial of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, began explosively on...

  29. January 15, 2007

    Libby takes the stand in CIA leak case

    It has all the ingredients of a tantalising Washington courtroom drama: a sitting vice-president testifying for the first...

  30. December 21, 2006

    Observer: Last to know?

    There have been plenty of leaks out of the White House in recent years. But apparently nobody tipped off President George W....

  31. December 20, 2006

    No longer a Ford family affair

    Tongues are wagging in Detroit over a seemingly minor amendment to Ford Motor’s bylaws. The embattled carmaker’s board...

  32. December 20, 2006

    Cheney to be called as witness in Libby trial

    Dick Cheney, US vice-president, will be called to testify as a witness at the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his former...

  33. June 19, 2006

    Backlash over Rove

    News that Karl Rove would not face charges over his role in the leaking of former CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity...

  34. June 14, 2006

    Rove to escape charges over CIA leak case

    Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's chief political strategist, will not face charges for his role in the leaking of the...

  35. June 13, 2006

    Rove to face no charges over CIA leak affair

    Karl Rove, President George W. Bush?s chief political strategist, will not face charges for his role in the leaking of the...

  36. June 2, 2006

    Libby trial set to be second-term spectacle

    Dick Cheney is a man who has made the protection of presidential authority a central thread of his political career, so the...

  37. May 14, 2006

    New twist in CIA leak case

    Vice-president Dick Cheney’s alleged role in the outing of Valerie Plame, a former covert Central Intelligence Agency agent,...

  38. April 27, 2006

    Rove in court over his role in leaking CIA name

    Karl Rove, chief political strategist to George W. Bush, US president, made his fifth appearance before a grand jury in...

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