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Report: 'Zero Option' In Afghanistan Is Becoming Much More Likely

The campaign has been fraught with recent disappointment, from the failure of peace talks in Doha, Qatar, and what seems to be a rapidly deteriorating security situation. To make matters worse, the consistent and growing intransigence of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has now led officials to lean …

Obamacare Ad Wars Heat Up With New Salvo From Obama-Allied Group

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group closely tied to the Obama White House, released a new television ad on Monday morning touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The ad, which is the second installment in a seven-part series, is the latest in a growing and …

Here's What We Know About the Asiana Flight 214 Crash (So Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Sunday, the National Traffic Safety Board released their preliminary findings on the crash of …

Russia Has Just About Had It with Edward Snowden

Now’s as good a time as any to check in with Edward Snowden, the peripatetic National Security Administration leaker who has by now spent more time waiting around in an airport than a suburban father who knows he has to check baggage before an international flight.<p>Russian officials are now using …

Bin Laden’s Life in Abbottabad Revealed

Asiana Airlines pilot in fatal crash was making first 777 flight to San Francisco

The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crashed landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and …

The Opening Salvo of 2014

Are Democrats ready to respond to a Koch brothers ad attacking Obamacare? By Michael Tomasky.<p>Starting today, Americans for Prosperity, the Koch …

Our bank wants us homeless

Bank of America is doing everything it can to kick this family out of its home. Here’s why you could be next<p>Warning: While completely horrifying, the story of how the Mata family had its lives turned upside down is not harrowing just because of what happened to them -- but also for how it …

Muslim Brotherhood accuses Egyptian military of massacre

More than 40 of its supporters were shot dead during a sit-in in Cairo<p>The Muslim Brotherhood has called for an "uprising" in Egypt after dozens of its supporters were shot dead in Cairo early Monday as they staged a sit-in in support of Egypt's deposed president, MohamMed Morsi.<p>According to the …

Mos Def Can't Handle Being Force-Fed Like a Gitmo Prisoner

The hip-hop artist and actor agreed to try it out on film for the human-rights group Reprieve.<p>Reuters<p>The human-rights group Reprieve arranged for Yasiin Bey, better known as hip-hop artist Mos Def, to be force-fed using the standard operating procedure at Guantanamo Bay, a session they videotaped. …

Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized

Secretary of State's wife was rushed to the hospital while on vacation in Nantucket, Mass.

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Only 13% Of Google.com Shows Actual Search Results

The scariest part? That figure is high compared with the search giant’s results in mobile.<p>Google used to be simple. You search a term, and it would give you a list of links that should include what you were looking for. Then it brought in monetization schemes like Adwords and other monetizable …

Here Is the GOP Playbook for the Next Debt-Ceiling Showdown

President Obama says he won't negotiate, but House Republicans hope to force him to agree to part of the Ryan budget.<p>Reuters<p>With an anxious eye toward the coming debt-ceiling negotiations, House Republicans are drafting what members call a "menu" of mandatory spending cuts to offer the White House …

How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting

Almost everything “reported” about the big Obama scandal was wrong, and no one has been held to account (UPDATED)<p>The first few days of the IRS scandal that would consume Washington for weeks went like this: Conservatives were indignant, the media was outraged, the president had to respond, his …