Michael Isikoff

LEAK PROBE: NEXT TARGET

How far will federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald go in his campaign to sniff out government leakers? As special counsel in the Valerie Plame leak probe, Fitzgerald, the hard-charging U.S. attorney in Chicago, has subpoenaed D.C. reporters, demanding they identify sources who told them Plame was an undercover CIA operative.

FALL FROM GRACE

New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey had stayed a step ahead of the rumors for years. In down-and-dirty New Jersey politics, Republican opponents had tried to hint at his double life, sometimes none too subtly.

Terror Watch: On Alert

A flapping tent. Bottles of urine. Amid fears of a pre-election terror attack, jumpy Feds are investigating everything in their efforts to protect the first post-9/11 national political convention.

9/11: THE IRAN FACTOR

The Iranian frontier with Afghanistan is a wild and desolate area of goat farmers and mud-brick huts, the perfect place for illicit opium--and terrorists--to cross the border.

Bush Reacts

President George W. Bush has ordered a high-level White House review of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and wants to begin implementing some of them "within weeks," a senior White House official told NEWSWEEK.

EXCLUSIVE: ELECTION DAY WORRIES

American counter-terrorism officials, citing what they call "alarming" intelligence about a possible Qaeda strike inside the United States this fall, are reviewing a proposal that could allow for the postponement of the November presidential election in the event of such an attack, NEWSWEEK has learned.

'THE DOTS NEVER EXISTED'

The more he read, the more uneasy he became. In early February 2003 Colin Powell was putting the finishing touches on his speech to the United Nations spelling out the case for war in Iraq.

Terror Watch: At Odds

Both the FBI and civil-liberties groups are worried that Edwards, and possibly Kerry, will use their campaign to promote the formation of a new domestic spy agency

IRAQ AND AL QAEDA

A captured Qaeda commander who was a principal source for Bush administration claims that Osama bin Laden collaborated with Saddam Hussein's regime has changed his story, setting back White House efforts to shore up the credibility of its original case for the invasion of Iraq.

UNDER THE HOT LIGHTS

Can Michael Moore be believed? It is a question more than a few moviegoers may be asking this week as his new documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," hits theaters.

The Clinton Book

Presidential memoirs are usually ho-hum affairs. But Bill Clinton was no ordinary president, and his memoir, the much-anticipated "My Life," is no ordinary book: a historic document (Clinton was the first two-term Democratic president since FDR), the Alfred A.

LEAK PROBE: IN THE 'MOP-UP' PHASE

With last week's disclosures that President Bush had consulted with a criminal-defense lawyer and Vice President Dick Cheney had been questioned by federal prosecutors, the Justice probe into the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity is reaching a critical stage.

Terror Watch: Facing Defeat?

Justice Department lawyers, said to be pessimistic about winning upcoming Supreme Court cases on enemy combatants and Guantanamo prisoners, are now scrambling to bring a case against alleged 'dirty bomber' Jose Padilla

MISSING: A LAPTOP OF DEA INFORMANTS

Federal investigators are frantically trying to determine what happened to a missing laptop computer that contains sensitive data on as many as 100 Drug Enforcement Administration investigations around the country, including a wealth of information about many of the agency's confidential informants, NEWSWEEK has learned.

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