Samantha Power steps down as negative campaigning steps up

I already mentioned that Samantha Power was one of the few people at the TED conference to make a political statement of any kind, in support of the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. It didn’t go down particularly well with the TED crowd, and now some subsequent words have got her into trouble. After The Scotsman newspaper quoted her calling Hillary Clinton “a monster”, she has resigned as an advisor to Barack Obama.

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