Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage is an American author and newspaper reporter with The New York Times. In 2007, when employed by The Boston Globe, he was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. He writes about national security legal policy, including presidential power, surveillance, drone strikes, torture, secrecy, leak investigations, military commissions, war powers, and the U.S. war-on-terrorism prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.[1]

Charlie Savage
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Born1975 (age 43–44)
Alma materHarvard University
Yale University
Spouse(s)Luiza Savage
AwardsPulitzer Prize for National Reporting


Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1975, Savage earned an undergraduate degree in English and American literature and language from Harvard College in 1998 and a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in 2003 from Yale Law School, where he was a Knight Foundation journalism fellow.

Savage is believed to have written the first mainstream media story about the Dark Side of the Rainbow, the practice of listening to Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon while watching the film The Wizard of Oz, in August 1995, while working as a college intern at The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.[2] He went on in 1999 to work as a staff writer for the Miami Herald, where, under the byline "Charles Savage", he covered local and state government[3] and occasionally reviewed movies.[4] He changed his byline to "Charlie Savage" when he moved to The Boston Globe's Washington Bureau in 2003 and kept it that way when he moved to the Times Washington Bureau in May 2008.[5]

He is married to Luiza Ch. Savage,[6] the editorial director of events for Politico[2] and a commentator on Canadian political news programs. He has taught a seminar at Georgetown University on national security and the Constitution.[7]

Savage won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a 2006 series of articles in the Globe about Presidential Signing Statements and their use by the Bush administration as part of a broader effort to expand executive power.[8] Those articles also won the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency[9] and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.[10]

In 2007, Savage published a book about the Bush administration's expansion of executive power entitled Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency & the Subversion of American Democracy. The Constitution Project awarded the book its first Award for Constitutional Commentary.[11] It also won the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism[12] and the National Council of Teachers of English's George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contributions to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.[13]

In 2015, Savage published a second book, an investigative history of the Obama administration's national security legal policy, called Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency. While writing the book, he was a Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow.[14]

Published work

  • Savage, Charlie (2007-09-05). Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency & the Subversion of American Democracy. Little Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-11804-4.
  • Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency, Little, Brown, 2015, ISBN 9780316286602


  1. ^ Glenn Greenwald (April 16, 2007), "Profiles in Journalism", Salon
  2. ^ Phillips, Casey (November 22, 2012). "'Dark Side' synchs with 'Wizard'". Chattanooga Times Free-Press.
  3. ^ "Miami Herald articles by Savage".
  4. ^ "Charles Savage". Metacritic.
  5. ^ Media Log - Charlie Savage to NYT Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Charlie Savage". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "GOVT-418 Dept Sem: National Security and the Constitution".
  8. ^ 2007 Pulitzer Prize: Charlie Savage, National Reporting The Boston Globe
  9. ^ "Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Prizes" (PDF).
  10. ^ "ABA Silver Gavel Awards 2007".
  11. ^ "Constitution Project 2007 Constitutional Commentary Award".
  12. ^ "Helen Bernstein Award Past Winners".
  13. ^ "George Orwell Award recipients" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Woodrow Wilson Center: Charlie Savage".

External links

2007 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2007 were announced on April 16, 2007.In November 2006, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced two changes that would apply for the 2007 awards:

"online elements will be permitted in all journalism categories except for the competition's two photography categories, which will continue to restrict entries to still images."

a "category called Local Reporting will replace Beat Reporting as one of the 14 prizes in journalism"; the board explained that "while the local category replaces the Beat Reporting category that was created in 1991, the work of beat reporters remains eligible for entry in a wide range of categories that include—depending on the specialty involved—national, investigative, and explanatory reporting, as well as the new local category."

Bau (island)

Bau (pronounced [ˈmba.u]) is a small island in Fiji, off the east coast of the main island of Viti Levu. Bau rose to prominence in the mid-1800s and became Fiji's dominant power; until its cession to Britain, it has maintained its influence in politics and leadership right through to modern Fiji.

Bau (village)

Bau is the main village on Bau Island, Fiji. Once integral to the power and economy of the chiefly village, the villages of Lasakau (traditional fishermen) and Soso (traditional carpenters) are also located on the twenty-two acre island which became the centre of traditional power throughout the Fiji Islands in the nineteenth century.

Because of its historic significance, in 1968 the Leader of the Opposition, A. D. Patel proposed setting aside funds to preserve the island. The main historic buildings in the village are the Ratu Seru Cakobau Church, the Vatanitawake temple and the Ulu ni Vuaka meeting house situated around the village green or rara. These buildings were all upgraded for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1982, where she opened the Great Council of Chiefs meeting in Bau village.

During her visit, Queen Elizabeth conferred on the Vunivalu and Governor General Ratu Sir George Cakobau a rare and exclusive honour of the Royal Victorian Chain displaying her affection for the high chief of Bau and for the people of Fiji. The village is the traditional home of the Vunivalu Tui Kaba - the paramount chief of the traditional Kubuna Confederacy and the Roko Tui Bau of the Vusaratu clan. Other clans of Bau village are the Vusaradave (traditional warriors), Tunitoga (Vunivalu's heralds) and Masau( Roko Tui Bau's heralds).

Many Bauan villagers since Seru Epenisa Cakobau - the leading Fijian chief who ceded Fiji to the United Kingdom - have played significant roles in Fiji's history. They include Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu, Ratu Popi Seniloli, Ratu Edward Cakobau, Ratu Deve Toganivalu (Snr), Ratu Tiale Vuiyasawa, Ratu Dr. Jione Atonio Rabici Doviverata and Ratu Sir George Cakobau and Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi I. Among white residents, the Swedish beachcomber Charlie Savage, who lived there 1808-13, is the most important.

The Vunivalu's residence named Mataiweilagi is situated on the south east shore front of the village. Other chiefly residences that remain in the village are Naicobocobo, Naisogolaca, Muaidule, Nadamele,and'Qaranikula'.The district school,the Methodist Division missionary's residence and the chiefly mausoleum is situated on the knoll. The tiny islet of Nailusi sits approximately fifty meters from the north eastern end of Bau off Muaidule. Today, because of the villages growing population and the restrictive dwelling space on the island, many Bauan families live as a community at Taro settlement opposite the island on the Viti Levu coast, next to the main Nausori-Bau road.

Camp Stanley (Texas)

Camp Stanley is a U.S. Army facility located at the Leon Springs Military Reservation, the present day Camp Bullis, twenty miles northwest of downtown San Antonio near Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. It operates the "Camp Stanley Storage Activity" (CSSA) as an ammunitions depot subpost of the San Antonio Arsenal. It is not to be confused with the U.S. Army's Camp Stanley located in South Korea.

Charles Savage

Charles Savage may refer to:

Real people:

Charles Savage (banker) (fl. 1740s), Governor of the Bank of England, 1745–1747

Charles Savage (beachcomber) (died 1813), sailor and beachcomber known for his exploits on the islands of Fiji

Charles Roscoe Savage (1832–1909), British-born landscape and portrait photographer

Charles Raymon Savage (1906–1976), U.S. Representative from Washington, AKA Charles R. Savage

Charlie Savage (born 1975), New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner in 2007

Charles Savage, fictional character in Hollyoaks, later Dr. Charles S'avage,

Charles Savage (beachcomber)

Charlie Savage, (?– September 6, 1813) was a sailor (most likely of Swedish descent) and beachcomber known for his exploits on the islands of Fiji between 1808 and 1813.

David Addington

David Spears Addington (born January 22, 1957) is an American lawyer, who was legal counsel (2001–2005) and Chief of Staff (2005–2009) to Vice President Dick Cheney. He was the vice president of domestic and economic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation from 2010 to 2016.During 21 years of federal service, Addington worked at the CIA, the Reagan White House, the Department of Defense, four congressional committees, and the Cheney Office of the Vice President. He was appointed to replace I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. as Cheney's chief of staff upon Libby's resignation when Libby was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on October 28, 2005. Addington was described by U.S. News & World Report as "the most powerful man you've never heard of" in May 2006.

Eliza (1808)

Eliza was an American brig wrecked in Fiji in 1808. Eliza had been constructed and registered at Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She carried a crew of ten and was owned by Brown & Ives.

On 22 April 1808 Eliza left Sydney, Australia, for Norfolk Island and Fiji. In June she was totally wrecked SSW of Nairai Island. One man, whom Eliza had rescued from the wrecked Port au Prince, drowned. While the rest of the crew waited, Eliza's master, E. Hill Corri, and his two mates travelled in a whaleboat to Sandalwood Bay where on 29 June 1808 they found the brig Elizabeth and the American ship Jenny lying at anchor. Corri and a rescue crew from both these ships travelled the 60-70 miles back to the Eliza wreck, where they were promptly attacked by natives. The natives killed the cooper from Elizabeth, but the remaining sailors, led by Eliza's second officer, Seth Barton, counterattacked and defeated then.

Corri and his crew then sailed on Jenny for China but Jenny was dismasted in Guam and so he and his crew left her there.Eliza is also notable for being the ship that carried Charlie Savage from Tonga to Fiji.

Forty Guns

Forty Guns is a 1957 American western film written and directed by Samuel Fuller, filmed in black-and-white CinemaScope and released by the 20th Century Fox studio. The film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan and Gene Barry.

Luiza Savage

Luiza Chwialkowska Savage (styled Luiza Ch. Savage) is the editorial director of events for Politico and a contributor to Canadian political news programs on CTV, CPAC and CBC News Network. She is married to The New York Times' Washington correspondent Charlie Savage.A former Washington bureau chief for Maclean's, Savage is also the writer/producer of documentaries on the Keystone XL pipeline and the effort to build a new bridge linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.Born in Poland, Savage grew up in Canada. She graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in economics and earned a master's degree from Yale Law School while on a Knight Foundation journalism fellowship.

Matthew Waxman

Matthew C. Waxman (born about 1972) is an American law professor at Columbia University and author who held several positions during the George W. Bush administration.

He is also currently a Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.

Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir

Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir is a citizen of Yemen, once held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.

Bwazir's Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 440.

American intelligence analysts estimate he was born in 1980, in Howra, Yemen.

Bwazir arrived in Guantanamo on May 1, 2002.In December 2015, unnamed officials leaked that Congress had been given notice that 17 individuals would be transferred from Guantanamo starting in thirty days.

The US military planned to transfer the last three of those seventeen on January 21, 2016. Both his lawyers and military officials were surprised when Bwazir balked at the last moment, and declined repatriation.

On January 5, 2017, Bwazir and three other Yemeni men were transferred to Saudi Arabia.

Noor Uthman Muhammed

Noor Uthman Muhammed is a citizen of Sudan who was confined in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba where he served a sentence for terrorism convictions before the Guantanamo military commissionThe Department of Defense reports that Muhammed was born in Kassala, Sudan.

Office of Legal Counsel

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is an office in the United States Department of Justice that assists the Attorney General's position as legal adviser to the President and all executive branch agencies.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that provides pro bono legal services and resources to and on behalf of journalists. The Reporters Committee attorneys pursue litigation, offers direct representations, regularly submits amicus (or “friend-of-the-court”) briefs, and provides other legal assistance on matters involving the First Amendment, press freedom, freedom of information, and court access issues. Through this work, the organization serves a large network of news organizations, reporters, editors, media lawyers and others who need pro bono legal support.

Bruce Brown is the executive director of the Reporters Committee. David Boardman is the chairman of the steering committee. Current steering committee members include Stephen Adler, J. Scott Applewhite, Wolf Blitzer, Chip Bok, Massimo Calabresi, Manny Garcia, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Josh Gerstein, Alex Gibney, Susan Goldberg, James Grimaldi, Laura Handman, John C. Henry, Karen Kaiser, David Lauter, Dahlia Lithwick, Margaret Low, Jane Mayer, Tony Mauro, Andrea Mitchell, Maggie Mulvihill, James Neff, Carol Rosenberg, Thomas C. Rubin, Charlie Savage, Ben Smith, Jennifer Sondag, Pierre Thomas, Saundra Torry, Vickie Walton-James, Judy Woodruff, and Paul Steiger.

Right on Crime

Right on Crime is a U.S. criminal justice reform initiative that aims to gain support for criminal justice reforms within the American conservative movement by sharing research and policy ideas, mobilizing conservative leaders, and by raising public awareness. Right On Crime reforms are focused on "reducing crime, lowering costs and restoring victims." The initiative primarily focuses on eight issues: over-criminalization, juvenile justice, substance abuse, adult probation, parole and re-entry, law enforcement, prisons and victims. Right on Crime is a project of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, and Prison Fellowship.

Signing statement

A signing statement is a written pronouncement issued by the President of the United States upon the signing of a bill into law. They are usually printed along with the bill in United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN). The statements begin with wording such as "This bill, which I have signed today" and continue with a brief description of the bill and often several paragraphs of political commentary.During the administration of President George W. Bush, there was a controversy over the President's use of signing statements, which critics charged was unusually extensive and modified the meaning of statutes. The practice predates the Bush administration, however, and was also used by the succeeding Obama administration. In July 2006, a task force of the American Bar Association stated that the use of signing statements to modify the meaning of duly enacted laws serves to "undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers".

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872. The newspaper has won a total of 26 Pulitzer Prizes as of 2016, and with a total paid circulation of 245,824 from September 2015 to August 2016, it is the 25th most read newspaper in the United States. The Boston Globe is the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston.Founded in the late 19th century, the paper was mainly controlled by Irish Catholic interests before being sold to Charles H. Taylor and his family. After being privately held until 1973, it was sold to The New York Times in 1993 for $1.1 billion, making it one of the most expensive print purchases in U.S. history. The newspaper was purchased in 2013 by Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. owner John W. Henry for $70 million from The New York Times Company, having lost 93.64% of its value in twenty years.

Historically, the newspaper has been noted as "one of the nation’s most prestigious papers." The paper's coverage of the 2001–2003 Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal received international media attention and served as the basis of the 2015 American drama, Spotlight. In 1967, The Globe became the first major paper in the United States to come out against the Vietnam War.The chief print rival of The Boston Globe is the Boston Herald; however, The Globe is more than twice the size of the Boston Herald. As of 2013, The Globe prints and circulates the entire press run of its rival. The editor-in-chief, otherwise known as the editor, of the paper is Brian McGrory who took the helm in December 2012.

United States v. Manning

United States v. Manning was the court-martial of former United States Army Private First Class Bradley E. Manning (known after the trial as Chelsea Manning).After serving in Iraq since October 2009, Manning was arrested in May 2010 after Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker in the United States, indirectly informed the Army's Criminal Investigation Command that Manning had acknowledged passing classified material to the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks. Manning was ultimately charged with 22 specified offenses, including communicating national defense information to an unauthorized source, and the most serious of the charges, aiding the enemy. Other charges included violations of the Espionage Act, stealing U.S. government property, charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and charges related to the failure to obey lawful general orders under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Manning entered guilty pleas to 10 of 22 specified offenses in February 2013.The trial on the 12 remaining charges began on June 3, 2013. It went to the judge on July 26, 2013, and findings were rendered on July 30. Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge, that of aiding the enemy, for giving secrets to WikiLeaks. In addition to five or six espionage counts, Manning was also found guilty of five theft specifications, two computer fraud specifications and multiple military infractions.On August 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment, reduction in pay grade to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a dishonorable discharge. On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence to a total of 7 years confinement. Manning was released on May 17, 2017. On May 31, 2018, the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Manning's conviction of violating the Espionage Act.

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