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The One Question Everyone Is Asking About Mitch McConnell

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell officially became the next Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, and the "wipeout" midterm election presents an important q...

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Named Most Generous Americans

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million ...

Penn State Makes Good Start On Reforms After Sandusky Scandal: Report

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A former U.S. senator brought in to monitor Penn State said Friday the university has gotten "off to a very good start" in respo...

Meet The New Mitchell Scholars

Posted 11.27.2012 | College

The US-Ireland Alliance announced the 2014 class of Mitchell Scholarship recipients just before Thanksgiving. The 12 scholars represent a cross-sec...

Inside The Latest PG&E Drama

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell has stepped down from overseeing private settlement talks over a deadly Northern California pip...

ReThink Review: Cloud Atlas - Free Time

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Would the Wachowskis redeem themselves with another reality-twisting mindbender? Or would Cloud Atlas prove that The Matrix was truly a fluke?

Joshua Hersh

Israel-Palestinian Negotiations: Peace Process Faltered Over Domestic Politics | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last August, Dennis Ross, President Obama's top Middle East peace negotiator, paid a visit to a pro-Israel think tank in Washington. Spe...

The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

Palestine and the UN Vote: How Did it Ever Come to This?

P.J. Dermer | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
P.J. Dermer

With Washington disconnected and unwilling to lead, it is no wonder the Palestinians believe they have no other option but to go forward on their own to the UN. Anyone still surprised?

The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Next week's unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph.

Syria's Shame

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Despite economic isolation and growing international outcry, Bashar al-Assad knows he's safe -- by our statements, we have signaled to him that he is "too big to fail."

Mitchell's Inevitable Resignation

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

At age 77, George Mitchell's resignation as President Barack Obama's envoy on Arab-Israeli affairs may have indeed been for personal reasons, as he cl...

When Obama Blinked First, Mitchell's Mission Was Doomed

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the past six months it has been clear in the region that George Mitchell practically made the decision to quit once it was clear his advice was no longer being heeded in the White House.

Thoughts on George Mitchell Resignation

Steve Clemons | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Mitchell failed to inspire the Palestinians and Israelis to embrace their long-term interests over short-term political itches and he lost the faith and support of his colleagues inside the administration. To some degree this was inevitable.

Andrea Stone

Envoy 'Hit A Brick Wall' On Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Resigns | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The only surprising thing about the resignation of George Mitchell as President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy is that it took so ...

Obama's Middle East Cluelessness

Scott MacLeod | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

Friday's announcement of George Mitchell's planned resignation as the U.S. mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict appears to be yet another sign of the disarray in Obama's handling of the Middle East.

U.S. Mideast Envoy Plans To Resign

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — His two-year mission unfulfilled, former Sen. George Mitchell announced his resignation Friday as the Obama administration's specia...

2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.

US Should Stop Mideast Peace Process in Order to Achieve Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

US efforts led by Special Envoy George Mitchell clearly show that the current ruling coalition in Israel is incapable of doing the minimum required for peace.

A Dismal Failure of Leadership All Around

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is hard to describe the state of affairs of the Arab-Israeli conflict at this particular juncture without using adjectives such as "sad," "unfortunate" or even "tragic," which I think is the most appropriate description.

Lebanon: Finding Consensus Without the Factions

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

"Exiles" and their politics are part of the very fabric of American life. But there are many times when "exile" politics have proved to be a problem -- with the recent Iraq debacle, a case in point, and fragmented Lebanon being another.

Why Robert Wexler

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The State Department is considering replacing George Mitchell with someone who brings new momentum to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Wexler, not only fits the coin but possesses the qualities that could make a difference.

On Israel/Palestine, What Does "Unwavering" Mean?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What does "unwavering" mean for our Israel policy? If it means following the same unsuccessful strategy as before then Obama's "unwavering" commitment is something worrisome.

Calling on Robert Wexler

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is time for Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell to resign. He should be replaced by someone who has the trust of both sides and can live in the region to work with the parties. There is one individual who fits this description to a tee.

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.