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Palestinian Peace Team Resigns

Obama Campaign Manager In Talks To Head Hillary Clinton Project

Jim Messina and John Podesta would lead the next iteration of the super PAC, Priorities USA. "The missing piece" in a Hillary machine under rapid construction.<p>Jim Messina and John Podesta, top former aides to Barack Obama and Bill Clinton respectively, are currently in talks to co-chair a board …

Hiding in Plain Sight: In-Depth Photos Track International Weapons Deals

Photographer Mari Bastashevski's latest work, <i>State Business</i>, investigates the mundane business transactions of international arms deals. These …

Hagel: U.S. Should Recognize Limits of Military Force

De­fense Sec­ret­ary Chuck Hagel, in a ma­jor speech out­lining the breadth of post-war glob­al se­cur­ity re­spons­ib­il­it­ies the United States …

The Koch brothers are secretly funding the anti-choice movement’s worst offenders

Contrary to what the billionaire brothers may say, their money is fueling the anti-reproductive rights movement<p>The way the Koch brothers tell it, they are only interested in promoting "free enterprise" and try not to get muddied up in other issues that the Republican Party has built its brand …

Dell Officially Goes Private: Inside The Nastiest Tech Buyout Ever

Eight months is a long time to stay mum, especially for a tech industry wunderkind, as Michael Dell was, and one of the world’s richest men, as Michael Dell is, while enduring daily bombs from Carl Icahn about his leadership and ethics. (“All would be swell at Dell if Michael and the board bid …

How to lose friends and influence no one in the Middle East

Obama’s foreign policy in the endlessly volatile region is a disaster<p>Put in context, the simultaneous raids in Libya and Somalia last month, targeting an alleged al-Qaeda fugitive and an alleged kingpin of the al-Shabab Islamist movement, were less a sign of America’s awesome might than two minor …

Ecuador To World: Pay Up To Save The Rainforest. World To Ecuador: Meh.

The government of Ecuador has abandoned a plan that would have kept part of the Amazonian rainforest off limits to oil drilling. The initiative was an unusual one: Ecuador was promising to keep the oil in the ground, but it wanted to be paid for doing so.<p>The oil sits under the Yasuni national park, …