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May 5, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that she can't be sure what she was watching in the now-iconic Situation Room photograph showing President Obama and his top security advisors during the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. But she suspects her dramatic pose may have more to do with Washington's notorious pollen count than any emotional reaction to the operation unfolding before her. Clinton called the period "38 of the most intense minutes. " Photos: The death of Osama bin Laden "I have no idea what any of us were looking at at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken," she told reporters after a meeting with Italy's foreign minister in Rome.
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SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
Call this the month of the one-goal game. Four of the Kings' last five games have been won by one goal. They beat Washington in a shootout at home last week and swept their three-game trip by one goal each, winning the second one, at Washington, again in a shootout. It's an admirable asset to have in the stretch run, gearing up for the playoffs and possessing the ability to perform in tight situations. "I think we're comfortable in those types of games," Kings captain Dustin Brown said after Thursday's 3-2 win at Pittsburgh in regulation.
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OPINION
March 14, 2003 | Michael K. Bohn, Michael K. Bohn, a retired naval intelligence officer and former director of the Situation Room, is the author of "Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room" (Brasseys Inc., 2003).
As war with Iraq approaches, there is a group in the West Wing that will be indispensable to President Bush -- and it's not Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld or his other senior advisors. It's the White House Situation Room staff. The Situation Room is not just a room, although the mystique of the place evolves from the plush conference room, no larger than your living room, at the center of the complex.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2014
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recently talked with Washington Bureau Justice Department reporter Timothy M. Phelps about various aspects of his last five years in office. Second Term Agenda : What I have tried to do in this second term, after a conversation with, a memo that I shared with the president, is to really kind of put some attention on the areas that are of great interest to me and of great interest to him as well. Criminal justice reform, reformation of the voting rights act, works on financial fraud cases, I mean these are the kind of things that I've been interested in for a good amount of time but we have focused on as part of the second term agenda.
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
President Obama estimated the odds of successfully snaring Osama bin Laden in last week’s raid in Pakistan at barely above even, according to an extended interview with CBS' “60 Minutes.” The interview, which aired Sunday evening, portrayed a president who was as engaged with this military operation as any of his presidency, who was mindful of past failures by U.S. forces in similar situations and who acted over the strong objections of...
SPORTS
January 27, 2012 | By David Wharton
Instant replay in major sports: NCAA football: Replay officials in the press box can review all plays and make final decisions. Coaches have a limited number of challenges. NBA: Officiating crew can use courtside monitors in limited situations, including last-second and three-point shots. Major League Baseball: Umpires leave the field to review disputed home runs. Beginning this season, fan interference and trapped balls can be reviewed. NHL: Goal/no goal calls are reviewed by an on-site video goal judge and by officials in a Toronto "situation room.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
Call this the month of the one-goal game. Four of the Kings' last five games have been won by one goal. They beat Washington in a shootout at home last week and swept their three-game trip by one goal each, winning the second one, at Washington, again in a shootout. It's an admirable asset to have in the stretch run, gearing up for the playoffs and possessing the ability to perform in tight situations. "I think we're comfortable in those types of games," Kings captain Dustin Brown said after Thursday's 3-2 win at Pittsburgh in regulation.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told his team he wants them “leaning forward” in their response to the storm that has battered a wide swath of the country, including thinking about creative ways to end power outages quickly.   In a Situation Room meeting that lasted more than an hour Tuesday, Obama told national security and emergency management officials to make sure the federal government is doing everything it can to help people affected by the storm, a White House official said.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2014
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recently talked with Washington Bureau Justice Department reporter Timothy M. Phelps about various aspects of his last five years in office. Second Term Agenda : What I have tried to do in this second term, after a conversation with, a memo that I shared with the president, is to really kind of put some attention on the areas that are of great interest to me and of great interest to him as well. Criminal justice reform, reformation of the voting rights act, works on financial fraud cases, I mean these are the kind of things that I've been interested in for a good amount of time but we have focused on as part of the second term agenda.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | Helene Elliott
From Toronto — The NHL's video review room in Toronto was quiet Monday afternoon, with a dozen TV screens showing infomercials and computer screens displaying overhead views of empty nets. Three hours later the work stations would be occupied by half a dozen staff members responsible for reviewing plays in the six scheduled NHL games. Was the puck kicked into the net? Did the puck fully cross the line after a shot? Those judgments are made daily in this room, located next door to the Air Canada Centre and within earshot of the goal horn at the Maple Leafs' home rink.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke Wednesday during a preview tour of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas. President Obama is expected to join the Bushes, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the library's dedication Thursday. Laura Bush, who was involved in the library's design of Texas limestone and pecan, said she hopes visitors are touched by the 9/11 display, which includes a twisted steel beam from Tower 2 of the World Trade Center.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told his team he wants them “leaning forward” in their response to the storm that has battered a wide swath of the country, including thinking about creative ways to end power outages quickly.   In a Situation Room meeting that lasted more than an hour Tuesday, Obama told national security and emergency management officials to make sure the federal government is doing everything it can to help people affected by the storm, a White House official said.
SPORTS
January 27, 2012 | By David Wharton
Instant replay in major sports: NCAA football: Replay officials in the press box can review all plays and make final decisions. Coaches have a limited number of challenges. NBA: Officiating crew can use courtside monitors in limited situations, including last-second and three-point shots. Major League Baseball: Umpires leave the field to review disputed home runs. Beginning this season, fan interference and trapped balls can be reviewed. NHL: Goal/no goal calls are reviewed by an on-site video goal judge and by officials in a Toronto "situation room.
SPORTS
January 27, 2012 | By David Wharton
Back when "CSI" helped launch a new breed of forensic science dramas on television, prosecutors complained that real-life cases were being unduly influenced: Jurors walked into courtrooms expecting to see conclusive scientific evidence for every crime. A similar dynamic has become the talk of the NFL playoffs. A Green Bay Packers receiver fumbles — or doesn't fumble — as he falls to the turf. A San Francisco 49ers returner ventures dangerously close to a bouncing punt. A Baltimore Ravens receiver appears to catch a game-winning touchdown pass, only to have it slapped from his hands a moment later.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | Helene Elliott
From Toronto — The NHL's video review room in Toronto was quiet Monday afternoon, with a dozen TV screens showing infomercials and computer screens displaying overhead views of empty nets. Three hours later the work stations would be occupied by half a dozen staff members responsible for reviewing plays in the six scheduled NHL games. Was the puck kicked into the net? Did the puck fully cross the line after a shot? Those judgments are made daily in this room, located next door to the Air Canada Centre and within earshot of the goal horn at the Maple Leafs' home rink.
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
President Obama estimated the odds of successfully snaring Osama bin Laden in last week’s raid in Pakistan at barely above even, according to an extended interview with CBS' “60 Minutes.” The interview, which aired Sunday evening, portrayed a president who was as engaged with this military operation as any of his presidency, who was mindful of past failures by U.S. forces in similar situations and who acted over the strong objections of...
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke Wednesday during a preview tour of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas. President Obama is expected to join the Bushes, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the library's dedication Thursday. Laura Bush, who was involved in the library's design of Texas limestone and pecan, said she hopes visitors are touched by the 9/11 display, which includes a twisted steel beam from Tower 2 of the World Trade Center.
SPORTS
January 27, 2012 | By David Wharton
Back when "CSI" helped launch a new breed of forensic science dramas on television, prosecutors complained that real-life cases were being unduly influenced: Jurors walked into courtrooms expecting to see conclusive scientific evidence for every crime. A similar dynamic has become the talk of the NFL playoffs. A Green Bay Packers receiver fumbles — or doesn't fumble — as he falls to the turf. A San Francisco 49ers returner ventures dangerously close to a bouncing punt. A Baltimore Ravens receiver appears to catch a game-winning touchdown pass, only to have it slapped from his hands a moment later.
OPINION
May 9, 2011 | By Jim Rasenberger
It's plenty busy at the White House these days, but somebody should take a moment to light 50 candles in honor of the Situation Room, that suite in the West Wing basement that's as modest in dimension and decor as it is grand in historical significance. May marks the Situation Room's 50th birthday. Rooms are not usually given birthday parties, but if there's ever a time and place to make an exception, this is it. The "Sit Room," as insiders call it, has seen an extraordinary amount of drama over the last half a century.
NEWS
May 5, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that she can't be sure what she was watching in the now-iconic Situation Room photograph showing President Obama and his top security advisors during the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. But she suspects her dramatic pose may have more to do with Washington's notorious pollen count than any emotional reaction to the operation unfolding before her. Clinton called the period "38 of the most intense minutes. " Photos: The death of Osama bin Laden "I have no idea what any of us were looking at at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken," she told reporters after a meeting with Italy's foreign minister in Rome.
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