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Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era’s most notorious strongmen.

Author: John Nixon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399575822

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era’s most notorious strongmen. John Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy. In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before it could make the announcement that would rocket around the world. At the time, John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was. After years of parsing Hussein’s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers—and the Bush White House—astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world’s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account.
2016-12-27 By John Nixon

The President's meeting followed in a similar vein to the Professor's, the attendees also having been whisked away to the dome and back and then addressed by the same group of dignitaries as joined the Professor's debriefing, ...

Author: Bryan Senior

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483665993

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Hemera unravels to serious ultramodern outer space investigation that uncovers alien life on the Red Planet. Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend United Kingdom (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 A whole new world of discovery and excitement await readers in Bryan Seniors debut book titled Hemera, a mind-expanding science fiction that probes into the chances of extraterrestrial presence in Mars. This utterly engrossing adventure will engage readers as they explore the vastness of the universe, affording an alternative perspective of the possibilities lying within reach of the human psyche. After gaining her degree, Hemera Booth lands a job as a research assistant to Professor Sean Docherty while working towards her Doctorate Degree in Astrophysics and Particle Theory. The first few years pass without incident. She sailed through her theses with remarkable ease under the guidance of her marginally eccentric mentor and found herself still attached to him and his research institute after eight years. But one Monday morning in early autumn, things begin to change from being occasionally marginally odd to permanently positively weird. What begins as an independently initiated research explodes into an international joint investigation upon a chance discovery that there is a lot more to the Gale Crater on Mars, particularly Mount Sharp, than ever imagined before. Readers can find out this small teams intriguing find and why scientists from the world over surge to their laboratory in Hemera, a speculative sci-fi novel that reminds readers that there is more to the universe than our normal senses can detect. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk .
2013-07-22 By Bryan Senior

Beginning in 1992, the Annenberg School for Communication has held election debriefings after each general election presidential campaign. First in tape form and starting in 2000 in transcript form as well, we have shared this event ...

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204810

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The 2004 presidential election was closely watched from all corners of the world and dominated the media for nearly a year. From the opening announcements of campaigns through the primaries and debates to the first Tuesday in November, the presidential election was ubiquitous, filling our email inboxes and directing our dinner conversation, turning us all into amateur political analysts. Electing the President, 2004 offers the views of the professional political operatives who ran the campaigns. In this volume, the consultants who brought the country the Bush-Cheney and Kerry-Edwards contest of 2004 explain the strategies behind the ads and debates, discuss what they did and failed to do to elect their candidates, and reveal their differing perspectives on the issues that mattered. Electing the President, 2004 focuses on events from September 11 to the release of the Osama Bin Laden tape that affected the outcome of the elections. The debates, the advertising, the work of 527 groups, the campaign organizations—all these components contributed to an eventful election season, with the two campaigns continually vying for the attention of the American public. Through this analysis of strategy—their own and their opponents'—these insiders offer a ringside seat to a hotly contested democratic process. Contributors: Mary Beth Cahill, Alex Castellanos, Elizabeth L. Cheney, Nicolle Devenish, Mike Donilon, Matthew Dowd, Tucker Eskew, David Jones, Bill Knapp, Chris LaCivita , Joe Lockhart, Brian McCabe, Mark McKinnon, Mark Mellman, Stephen Moore, Robert M. Shrum, Erik Smith, and Bill Zimmerman.
2011-09-29 By Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Henry Kenski and Kate Kenski express their appreciation to Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School of Communication for inviting them to be observers at the Presidential Election Debriefing 2000 at the Annenberg Public ...

Author: Robert E. Denton (Jr.)

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275971074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Denton and his colleagues analyze the presidential campaign with a special focus on key topics and elements of political communication. Their analyses go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results, inspecting the nuts and bolts of what became one of the most controversial elections in American history.

The soft moans of delight that emanated from the president as Loren rubbed his shoulders were abruptly interrupted by the ... “You damn well better have some good news,” the president shrieked, “Loren was in the middle of debriefing me.

Author: Kurt M. DiClementi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503555679

Category: Fiction

Page: 760

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My recently completed novel entitled Laowai for Sale was written in the genre of realistic fiction, first-person omniscient. The plot of the story is the moral, financial, and spiritual bankruptcy of the American people as represented by the story’s four main characters in China and the president of the United States in America. While the four main characters in China represent the hope that America can prevail against adversity and reclaim its legacy as the greatest nation on earth, the character of the president represents an America that is willing to mortgage its soul for sensual satisfaction with the risk of losing its identity and position on the world stage. These ideas are conveyed through satire and comedy in the character dialogue. The story’s protagonist, John Winston, is an Asperger’s syndrome savant with a photographic memory who attained material success through his musical ability and encyclopedic capacity for knowledge on all things regarding American pop music. Unfortunately, he lost everything, as did many others in the economic times that are characteristic of today’s US economy. Because of the limited social skills associated with his disability, Winston descends into a downward spiral that resulted in his isolation and drinking. Then he is whisked away to China with three other main characters in a government program to stem the mounting crisis of an unemployment rate that has exceeded 50 percent. This crisis seriously threatens the US president’s chances for a second term in office, so his chief of staff devises a plan, using the CIA, to initiate a massive, wholesale exportation of America’s unemployed labor force to China as English teachers in order to rapidly change the unemployment statistics.
2015-04-17 By Kurt M. DiClementi

In every presidential year from 1952 through 2004, at least one party had featured a nominee tethered to the title ... Inside the back cover of the book is an edited video digest of the segments of the debriefing involving the players ...

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812205992

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Just weeks after the November 2008 election, the Annenberg Public Policy Center's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and FactCheck.org's Brooks Jackson gathered top strategists and consultants for postelection analysis. Nicolle Wallace, Ambassador Mark Wallace, Jon Carson, Steve Schmidt, Bill McInturff, and Chris Mottola from the McCain-Palin camp met with David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Joel Benenson, Jim Margolis, and Anita Dunn, their counterparts from the Obama-Biden camp to share their insights into one of the most unusual presidential elections in American history. Representatives of the Democratic and Republican National Committees and the major independent expenditure groups did the same. In the resulting book, Electing the President, 2008, the consultants who managed the 2008 presidential campaign retrace the decisions that shaped the historic presidential election. Like Electing the President, 2000 and Electing the President, 2004, this work permits readers to eavesdrop on the first cross-campaign discussion that occurred in the nation after Election Day. These political experts assess the importance of new factors ranging from campaign spending to the performance of the press corps, from the effect of the Internet on news cycles to the influence of Tina Fey. Democratic and Republican insiders explain the strategies behind the debates and advertising, reveal what their internal polls showed, and share what they did well and poorly in their efforts to elect the forty-fourth president of the United States. In addition to insider commentary, Electing the President, 2008 presents political communications and strategy researchers with an election timeline and polling data from the National Annenberg Election Survey. This book offers a ringside seat to what may prove to be the most pivotal political contest for a long time to come. An included DVD features selected video of the proceedings.
2011-08-02 By Kathleen Hall Jamieson

S. Kraus (Ed), "Presidential Debates Debriefing” (Unpublished manuscript Transcript of meeting at Crystal City Marriott Inn, Arlington, VA, Nov. 29—30, 1976) pp. 1314132. 25. Ibid., p. 134. 26. In effect, this would have provided ...

Author: Sidney Kraus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135447588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates, and evaluating that knowledge in the context of the election process, specifically, and the political process, generally. He also examines the media and the role they occupy in presidential elections. Because critics often refer to the Lincoln-Douglas debates when reproaching presidential debates, comparisons of the two are discussed throughout the book. Much of the data and information for this accounting of televised presidential debates comes from the author's first-hand experience as one who was involved with these debates as a participant observer, on site at nearly all of the debates discussed. Throughout these discussions, emphasis is placed on the implications for public policy. To suggest policy that will be accepted and adopted by politicians and the public is, at best, difficult. Proposals for changes in public policy based on experience -- even when scientific data support those changes -- must be subjected to an assessment of the values and predispositions of the proponent. These values and predispositions, however, may not necessarily inhibit the proponent's objectivity. As such, this review of television use in the presidential election process provides the context for examining televised debates.
2013-10-11 By Sidney Kraus

225 Specifically, Dr. Hill testified that around the time of the May 23 debriefing in the Oval Office, she “became aware by chance and accident” that President Trump had requested to speak with the NSC's Ukraine director about ...

Author: U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510759671

Category: Political Science

Page: 478

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The Official Impeachment Inquiry Report on The Results of The Trump-Ukraine Investigation—Plus the Articles of Impeachment and the Republican Report Disputing the Results of the Democratic Investigation, as well as an Introduction by Acclaimed Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz This groundbreaking report—released by the U.S. House Of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Adam Schiff—contains the results of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions as he sought for Ukraine to announce investigations into Hunter Biden, as well as the Committee’s conclusions about whether those actions are impeachable offenses. Covering topics ranging from the anonymous whistleblower’s first attempts to spread the word about Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to the Congressional testimony of Trump’s advisers and ambassadors, to the statements of Rudy Giuliani and William Barr, and even the President’s efforts to influence the inquiry, The Impeachment Report offers readers the full findings of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, the articles of impeachment themselves, a rebuttal report from Republican representatives that disputes the process and results of the Democratic investigation, an introduction by esteemed attorney Alan Dershowitz, and information about the impeachment process itself. It is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to know whether impeachment is warranted, and is a critical text in the ongoing back-and-forth battle to protect American democracy.

SECURITY DEBRIEFING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Having been reminded of my continuing obligation to comply with the terms of this Agreement , I hereby acknowledge that I was debriefed on the following SCI Special Access Program ( s ) : ( Special ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012520152

Category: Freedom of speech

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As he entered the debriefing room, he saw several people in there including Stephen Tahama. He sat down in the seat provided for him. “Good morning Agent Tucker”, Stephen said as he sat down. “Good morning Director Tahama.

Author: Lumin David

Publisher: David Lumin

ISBN: 9780557021970

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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The President's Daughter This book tells the story of Jennifer Franklin, Daughter of President Robert Lloyd Franklin and her family. And the trials she goes through when she falls in love.
2011-07 By Lumin David