Massimo Calabresi

Massimo Calabresi joined the Washington bureau of TIME in 1999 and has covered the CIA, State, Justice, Treasury, Congress and the White House. He covered the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo as TIME's Central Europe bureau chief from 1995 to 1999 and the collapse of the Soviet Union as a freelancer in Moscow in 1991.

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State AGs Target Foreclosure Fiasco


As the administration struggles to get on top of the spreading foreclosure scandal, State Attorneys General threaten to make Washington look feckless Wednesday by announcing a 40-state joint investigation into whether big banks and their associates forced people from their homes using questionable foreclosure documents.

The …

Warning: U.S. Unsure About Terror Threat

Over the weekend, the U.S. State department warned Americans living in or traveling to Europe that “al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks” there. This is not news: scarcely a day has passed in nine years without someone from the White House, Homeland Security or the State department telling …

The Silence on Iran… From Obama’s Critics

Presidents Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver speeches at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday, but it’s more interesting to note who isn’t speaking about Iran this week: critics of the Obama administration’s “dual-track” diplomatic approach to the Islamic Republic. These critics traditionally …

Everybody Hates Larry

Being a difficult, occasionally bullying, intellectual powerhouse, Larry Summers has always drawn fierce attacks: political, personal or otherwise. And his time at the White House has been no different: whether for backers of outgoing CEA chief Christine Romer on the left or former OMB head Peter Orzag on the right, Summers became the …

Summers to Leave White House

The release, moments after Bloomberg moved the story:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 21, 2010

Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council, to

What’s Behind Warren’s Weird Title

Obama will NOT nominate Elizabeth Warren to be the interim director of the powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tomorrow. What he will do is name her Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on CFPB, administration sources say. Tangled politics, both within the executive branch …

Blame the Messenger

Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson joins Hillary Clinton and the chorus blaming the media for Rev. Terry Jones today, arguing that by covering the would-be Koran desecrator we enabled the creation of “something new, something that will be studied for generations: the propaganda of the idiotic gesture.”

On the contrary, the …

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