Michael Isikoff

A Delegate Loophole?

Citing wiggle room in an obscure, 26-year-old Democratic Party rule, Hillary Clinton's campaign is leaving the door open to the idea of attempting to persuade Barack Obama's pledged delegates to switch their votes at the last minute and back the New York senator—despite fears among some party officials that it could throw this summer's Denver convention into chaos.The question of whether pledged delegates must stick to the candidate they were elected to vote for has prompted party chatter for...

An Arms Dealer's U.S. Ties

U.S. officials are thrilled about the arrest in Bangkok of accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout following a lengthy undercover sting by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Attack Ads on the Way

A new series of TV commercials featuring sinister photos of Osama bin Laden may signal what's to come this fall: a wave of secretly financed political attack ads.

Terror Watch: Scare Tactics on Eavesdropping?

An aggressive campaign by the White House and its allies to win approval of a new electronic spying bill is escalating partisan tensions on Capitol Hill. The contentious debate over the measure could spill over into this fall's election campaign.

Back on the Tape Trail

Newly released documents suggest that the U.S. government videotaped more Qaeda suspects than it has publicly disclosed. Court filings unsealed last week show that federal prosecutors recently informed a judge about videos depicting the questioning of a key figure in the case of convicted Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui.

Ex-Congressman Indicted

Former U.S. representative Mark Siljander is indicted on charges related to work for an Islamic charity that prosecutors say has Al Qaeda and Taliban ties.

The Dirty War Moves South

Mudslinging. Hit jobs. Dark arts. Whatever you want to call the practice, it's back for Campaign 2008, and it's only going to get worse.

Archivist Challenges Cheney

A National Archives official reveals what the veep wanted to keep classified--and how he tried to challenge the rules

Son's Past Could Come Back to Bite Huckabee

As Mike Huckabee gains in the polls, the former Arkansas governor is finding that his record in office is getting more scrutiny. One issue likely to get attention is his handling of a sensitive family matter: allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998.

The Qatari Connection

Giuliani won't release a full list of his business interests. One now-public deal is of particular note.

Selective Memories

Master spinners Bill Clinton and Karl Rove try to rewrite the roles they played in the run-up to war.

Wolfowitz Back in Govt.?

The Bush administration has offered the former World Bank president a new public service position.

Dangerous Liaisons

Nada Prouty worked for the FBI and CIA. Now there's worry she's not who they thought she was.