• Department of State Nov 7, 2019

    Memos: US Ambassadors Urged Trump Admin to Keep Temporary Protected Status for Haitian, Central American Immigrants

    U.S. ambassadors from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sent urgent cables to the White House in the early days of the Trump administration, pleading with them to abandon plans to send hundreds of thousands of migrants back to their home countries. The cables, made public Thursday, expose the divide between career diplomats and a new administration eager to push through...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2019

    Neozelandeses devuelven armas de calibre militar tras prohibición

    The Trump administration had a full day responding to President Donald Trump’s Thursday missile strike on Syria, following news of a gas attack that killed more than 80 people. While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Russia to abandon Syria as an ally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis fielded domestic concerns at the Pentagon, promising “a very, very stiff price” for...

  • Donald Trump Dec 24, 2018

    North Korea, Kavanaugh, All Those Trump Tweets and More in 2018

    The stranger-than-sitcom American presidency opened 2018 with a big tease about mutual nuclear destruction from two leaders who then found “love” not war. It seems President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un were just playing hard to get. The presidency ends the year saturated in tumult, with the government in partial shutdown and Trump tweeting a video of...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    New CIA Director Says She'll Send More Spies to the Field

    New CIA Director Gina Haspel pledged to send more spies into the field during her swearing-in Monday as President Donald Trump offered up praise for the rank-and-file, who felt snubbed during his first visit to the headquarters of the premier U.S. intelligence agency. “We must learn from the past, but we cannot dwell in the past,” said Haspel, whose ascent...

  • director Apr 16, 2018

    Booker Questions Pompeo on Gay Marriage Stance

    Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., criticized CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s public stance against gay marriage during Pompeo’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State.

  • director Apr 13, 2018

    Pompeo Vows to Confront Russia, Dodges Mueller Questions

    Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in “each place we confront them.” But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald Trump’s pounding criticism of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    Trump Praises Saudi Crown Prince Over Economic Ties, Arms Sales

    At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia received a ringing endorsement Tuesday from President Donald Trump as the future leader opened a marathon tour of the United States....

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    World Remembers Holocaust Amid Signs of Rising Hatred

    Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany placed candles on the train tracks carried people to their deaths at Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied Poland. On the date now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, political leaders and Jewish officials warned that...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Letter to African Leaders: Tillerson to Make 1st Visit

    President Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he “deeply respects” the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an “extended visit” to the continent in March, his first in that role. The letter dated Thursday is addressed to African leaders as they gather for an African Union summit this weekend in...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    US Makes Cuba Staffing Cuts Permanent After ‘Health Attacks'

    Citing mysterious “health attacks” in Havana, the United States said Friday it was making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba as investigations continue. Last October, the State Department ordered non-essential embassy personnel and the families of all staff to leave Havana, arguing the U.S. could not protect them from unexplained illnesses that have harmed at...

  • Donald Trump Mar 18, 2018

    Bill Hader Returns as Scaramucci to ‘SNL' to Take on Trump Firings

    Actors John Goodman and Fred Armisen made surprise appearances in “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open with host Bill Hader and Alex Moffat as CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The cold open began as a segment from CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” show covering President Donald Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, played by Goodman. Armisen played author and columnist Michael Wolff,...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 14, 2018

    ‘Late Night': Couple Things Including Trump Firing Tillerson

    Seth Meyers has a couple of things to say about President Donald Trump firing Rex Tillerson.

  • PRESIDENT Mar 14, 2018

    Trump Considering Rick Perry to Take Over Veterans Affairs: AP Source

    President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands.

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2018

    The US State Department Is Riddled With Key Vacancies as Trump Seeks Nuclear Talks With North Korea

    As President Donald Trump steps up efforts to engage North Korea in nuclear disarmament talks, the State Department is in the most turmoil since the president’s inauguration, CNBC reported. The latest upheaval came Tuesday with the sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was dismissed with few details provided by the White House. Trump picked CIA Director Mike...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2018

    Trump Personal Aide John McEntee Exits White House, Will Join Campaign

    President Donald Trump’s personal aide is leaving the White House and will rejoin his campaign, but sources told NBC News reported he is under investigation by the Secret Service for serious financial crimes. Two federal law enforcement officials told NBC News that John McEntee, served as the president’s personal assistant, was under investigation. One said his security clearance had been...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2018

    Tillerson Casts Poisoning as Sign of More Aggressive Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain as part of a “certain unleashing of activity” by Russia that the United States is struggling to understand. He warned that the poisoning would “certainly trigger a response.” Tillerson, echoing the British government’s finger-pointing toward Moscow, said he didn’t yet know whether Russia’s government knew of...

  • Donald Trump Mar 12, 2018

    Trump Administration's Words, Deeds on Africa Are Colliding

    On the outskirts of a sprawling reserve of Kenyan grasslands where endangered animals roam wild, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lavished praise on an American-funded forensics lab that tracks down elephant-poachers for prosecution, and urged aggressive action in Africa on conservation. Yet earlier this month, the Trump administration quietly lifted the U.S. ban on importing African elephant trophies, to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2018

    Africa Moving Past Trump's Slur, Says African Union Official

    The top U.S. diplomat and a top African official tried Thursday to move past President Donald Trump’s slur about Africa, deeming it a closed matter that need not be revisited. “I believe that this incident is of the past,” African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki said at a news conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex...

  • PRESIDENT Feb 9, 2018

    Sen. Tim Kaine Demands Release of Secret Trump War Powers Memo

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is demanding the release of a secret memo outlining President Trump’s interpretation of his legal authority to wage war. Kaine sent a letter Thursday night to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeking a 7-page memo the administration has kept under wraps for months. Read More

  • Russia Feb 1, 2018

    State Department Loses Top Career Diplomat as Crises Abound

    The Trump administration is losing its top career diplomat in a heavy blow to the State Department amid numerous international crises. The retirement of the department’s third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon, was announced on Thursday at a time when the administration’s foreign policy and its treatment of veteran diplomats has come under heavy...

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