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Tillerson Decides Against Annual State Dept. Ramadan Event

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/27/2017 at 5:00pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly decided against holding the State Department’s annual Ramadan reception.

Reuters reports:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions...

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“Quietly,” the State Department Nearly Doubles Number of Refugees Entering U. S.

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/27/2017 at 4:30pm
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In a move that is sure to go uncelebrated on the regressive left and to leave many Trump supporters scratching their heads, the State Department has lifted the limit on the number of refugees admitted to the U. S.   This change will result in almost twice as many refugees flooding into...

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Politico: Obama’s Iran Deal Ticked Off DOJ Officials, Harmed National Security

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/24/2017 at 1:00pm

The Iranian Nuclear Deal included many pieces, but one of the least reported items of the deal has been the prisoner swap. Iran agreed to release four Americans while we handed over seven prisoners...

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Some Departments to Reallocate Funds for Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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President Donald Trump released his plan for the 2018 federal budget titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The plan includes cuts to some departments and slashes programs in order to reallocate funds to a bigger defense budget.

“One of the most important ways the Federal Government sets...

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Jon Huntsman for Deputy Secretary of State?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00am 2/28/2017 at 7:00am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may finally have his #2 man at the department. The Wall Street Journal has reported former Utah Governor and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has become one of the top contenders.

Originally, Tillerson wanted Elliott...

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Visa holders flood into U.S. after court order halting Trump Immigration EO

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/4/2017 at 6:00pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department have announced officials will suspend “any and all actions” over the executive order President Donald Trump signed to halt immigration from seven countries. Trump signed the order so the government could put together a better vetting process to weed out terrorists. From ...

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Rex Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/1/2017 at 6:30pm

The Senate confirmed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of State today. From The Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Tillerson’s confirmation was the most contentious in at le...

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State Department’s Senior Management Team Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/26/2017 at 1:30pm

Top officials have resigned at the State Department before the Senate has confirmed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. The Washington Post reported:

Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, [undersecretary for management Patrick] Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four...

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Rubio Tears Into Rex Tillerson During Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30am 1/12/2017 at 8:30am

Meow. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came out with the claws during the hearing for former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state.

Rubio started by asking Tillerson if he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal. Tillerson, who ran a company that had many deals with...

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WATCH LIVE: Rex Tillerson Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:29am 1/11/2017 at 9:29am

Former CEO ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, will face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for his confirmation hearing.

You can expect him to face questions about Russia since ExxonMobil has agreed to numerous deals with Russian state companies to drill in the Arctic. Questions will...

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FBI Dumps 300 Hillary Pages of Documents on Sunday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/9/2017 at 3:00pm

The FBI published around 300 pages of documents associated with Hillary Clinton’s email investigation on Sunday night when the most of us enjoyed football, hockey, or the Golden Globes.

These emails include discussions within Hillary’s team about the computer hardware during the FBI’s investigation:

At first, Clinton was unwilling to surrender her private...

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Report: Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO, to be named Secretary of State

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/807653279563972608
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/10/2016 at 2:30pm
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While this has yet to be confirmed by President-elect Trump or his team, NBC News is reporting that CEO Rex Tillerson will be nominated for Secretary of State with John Bolton serving as his second.

NBC News reports:

Donald Trump is expected to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of...

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Report: Benghazi Guards Betrayed U.S. Diplomats in 2012 Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/7/2016 at 4:00pm

Multiple sources have told Fox News that the guards hired to protect the Americans in Benghazi betrayed them in the end. These sources claim the firm “hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack” that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith and CIA...

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Clinton Foundation Confirms (Unreported) $1 Million Donation from Qatar

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:03pm 11/5/2016 at 1:03pm

As the fetid swamp that surrounds Hillary and everything she touches becomes more clear to more Americans, her “charity” has confirmed that it did indeed receive a $1 million “donation” from Qatar while she was Secretary of State.  Qatar, one of the forces involved in toppling Libya’s Muammar el-Qaddafi and a...

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Judicial Watch: Hillary Sent Classified Document to Chelsea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:30pm 11/4/2016 at 8:30pm

The State Department released 74 additional emails to Judicial Watch, a watchdog group that continues to investigate Hillary Clinton’s private email server. These emails are the ones the FBI found after it completed its investigation. One email included a chain that the State deemed as classified now….one that Hillary sent to her...

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Russia Asked State Department, Three States to Monitor U.S. Election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/21/2016 at 2:30pm

Russian officials asked three states if they could attend polling stations during the Nov. 8 election while Kremlin propaganda sites like Russia Today reported that Russia’s Central Elections Commission even asked the State Department for permission to watch the polls.

The State denied a request even came through:

“Any suggestion that we rejected...

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Report: U.S. Pushed Ecuador to Cut Assange’s Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00am 10/20/2016 at 7:00am

Holy cow, this story keeps going back and forth. I’m getting whiplash. First, Wikileaks said Ecuador cut Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London. Then the anti-secrecy website said sources claimed Secretary of State John Kerry did it. Today the Ecuadorian government

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