Morning Edition for November 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012 — The investigation that forced the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The two cases raise questions about the relationship between top officers and their civilian boss. It can be awkward but on occasion the president must disregard the counsel of military commanders.
Nov 14, 2012 — Despite the rapid revelations of the scandal, military writer Tom Ricks remains a defender of General Petraeus. He's written much about the general over the years, and also knows Paula Broadwell, the writer with whom Petraeus had an affair. Steve Inskeep talks to Ricks, who's latest book is called The Generals.
Nov 14, 2012 — Lawmakers have barely seven weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes as well as mandatory across-the-board spending cuts that could be a blow to the economy. Congressional hearings on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, meanwhile, will likely be overshadowed by former CIA chief David Petraeus' career-ending extramarital affair.
Nov 14, 2012 — November 6 saw most Tea Party members re-elected to Congress but there were also notable defeats: Tea Party candidates lost Senate races in Indiana and Missouri. One Tea Party lawmaker suggested in an interview with Politico that it's time for a more moderate approach. Linda Wertheimer talks to Kate Zernike, a reporter for The New York Times and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.
Nov 14, 2012 — The Microsoft executive in charge of bringing Windows 8 to market is out. Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft less than three weeks after a major rewrite of the popular operating system was released. Sinofsky had been seen as likely to succeed CEO Steve Ballmer.
Nov 14, 2012 — Thousands of New Jersey residents remain displaced due to Superstorm Sandy which hit the Northeast more than two weeks ago. Finding temporary housing has proven to be a confusing and difficult process for many storm victims.
Nov 14, 2012 — Criminologists in Texas find that you are more likely to become a victim of theft if your behavior somehow marks you as being "outside the mainstream." One sign of such behavior: leaving copies of racy magazines and crushed beer cans in your car.
Nov 14, 2012 — Michael Hervey will leave effective at the end of the year. The New York utility received harsh criticism over how it handled the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Customers have complained about long waits for service to return. Two weeks after the storm tens of thousands of homes and businesses still have no power.
Nov 14, 2012 — Martin Baron of the Boston Globe has been named the new executive editor of The Washington Post. He replaces Marcus Brauchli who came to the Post in 2008 from The Wall Street Journal.
Nov 14, 2012 — Steve Inskeep talks to David Evans, of Bloomberg Markets magazine, about his article in the current issue, which focuses on the plethora of nonprofits — not charities, hospitals, or religious groups — that claim tax-exempt status even though they make millions in profits.