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Read online The Price of Politics.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Price of Politics i The Price of Politics i chronicles the inside story of how President Obama and the U S Congress tried and failed to restore the American economy and set it on a course to fiscal stability Woodward pierces the secretive world of Washington policymaking once again with a close up story crafted from meeting notes documents working papers and interviews with key players including President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner Woodward lays bare the broken relationship between President Obama and the Congress .

In a new afterword i What Is Really Happening in Washington s Economic Wars i Woodward details the further negotiations after Obama s reelection when he and Congress faced the fiscal cliff only to end in a perilous stalemate by Bob Woodward

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The Price of Politics
Title:The Price of Politics
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Number of Pages:380
Category:politics, non-fiction, history, economics
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b Bob Woodward once again pulls back the curtain on Washington to reveal the inner workings of a government at war b In his fourth book on President George W Bush Bob Woodward takes readers deep inside the tensions secret debates unofficial backchannels distrust and determina tion within the White House the Pentagon the State Department the intelligence agencies and the U S military headquarters in Iraq This is the inside story of how Bush governed, By the same investigative reporter as All the President s Men this book enquires into the death by drug abuse of John Belushi In his search for what went wrong in the comedian s life the author uncovers the seedier side of the American star system A film based on the book has been made, In i Obama s Wars i Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief Drawing on internal memos classified documents meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players including the president Woodward tells the inside story of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War the secret campaign in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism br br At the core of Obama s Wars is the unsettled division between the civilian leadership in the White House and the United States military as the president is thwarted in his efforts to craft an exit plan for the Afghanistan War br br So what s my option the president asked his war cabinet seeking alternatives to the Afghanistan commander s request for more troops in late You have essentially given me one option It s unacceptable br br Well Secretary of Defense Robert Gates finally said Mr President I think we owe you that option br br It never came An untamed Vice President Joe Biden pushes relentlessly to limit the military mission and avoid another Vietnam The vice president frantically sent half a dozen handwritten memos by secure fax to Obama on the eve of the final troop decision br br President Obama s ordering a surge of troops and pledging to start withdrawing U S forces by July did not end the skirmishing br br General David Petraeus the new Afghanistan commander thinks time can be added to the clock if he shows progress I don t think you win this war Petraeus said privately This is the kind of fight we re in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids lives br br Hovering over this debate is the possibility of another terrorist attack in the United States The White House led a secret exercise showing how unprepared the government is if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb in an American city which Obama told Woodward is at the top of the list of what he worries about all the time br br Verbatim quotes from secret debates and White House strategy sessions and firsthand accounts of the thoughts and concerns of the president his war council and his generals reveal a government in conflict often consumed with nasty infighting and fundamental disputes br br Woodward has discovered how the Obama White House really works showing that even more tough decisions lie ahead for the cerebral and engaged president br br i Obama s Wars i offers the reader a stunning you are there account of the president his White House aides military leaders diplomats and intelligence chiefs in this time of turmoil and danger, i The Price of Politics i chronicles the inside story of how President Obama and the U S Congress tried and failed to restore the American economy and set it on a course to fiscal stability Woodward pierces the secretive world of Washington policymaking once again with a close up story crafted from meeting notes documents working papers and interviews with key players including President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner Woodward lays bare the broken relationship between President Obama and the Congress br br In a new afterword i What Is Really Happening in Washington s Economic Wars i Woodward details the further negotiations after Obama s reelection when he and Congress faced the fiscal cliff only to end in a perilous stalemate