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State Department Withdrawing Remaining Staff From Embassy in Venezuela

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00am 3/12/2019 at 10:00am
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As Venezuela continues to deteriorate, the State Department decided to withdraw the remaining diplomats, staff, and their families from the US Embassy in the country. From The Wall Street Journal:

Critical health services, food supplies and businesses have been crippled by the blackout that has killed at least 15 people and continues...

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Maduro on the Ropes: Four European Countries Issue Ultimatum for New Elections in Venezuela

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 6:30pm 1/27/2019 at 6:30pm
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Earlier this week, Mary wrote about the chaos in Venezuela as Juan Guaido Proclaims Himself Interim President, [and the] Military Backs Maduro.  At that point, the U.S. and Canada recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s leader.

Since then, Britain, Germany, France, and Spain said that Venezuela must agree to hold elections or they will...

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Venezuela in Chaos: Juan Guaido Proclaims Himself Interim President, Military Backs Maduro

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/24/2019 at 5:00pm
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Venezuela’s downward spiral gained some speed on Wednesday after National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself as the interim president. He claimed it’s the only way “to rescue Venezuela from ‘dictatorship.'”

Guaido did this, even though Nicolas Maduro was sworn in a few weeks ago for another term, “after the Venezuelan National...

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Report: Pompeo Discussing Running for Kansas Senate Seat in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:30pm 1/21/2019 at 5:30pm
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Politico reported on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supposedly met with experienced Republican strategist to discuss running for the Kansas senate seat in 2020.

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said he will not run for re-election in 2020.

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Pompeo Rejects Obama’s Policy in Egypt: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame is Over’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/10/2019 at 1:00pm
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Back in 2009, former President Barack Obama delivered a speech at American University in Cairo, Egypt, that “promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries.” The right criticized Obama “for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region.”

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected Obama’s...

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Why Hasn’t the Outrage Mob Come for Mika Brzezinski?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:00am 12/13/2018 at 9:00am
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In April of this year, Laura Ingraham of FOX News faced a full-blown boycott campaign for being mildly critical of David Hogg. Just last week, comedian Kevin Hart lost his gig as host...

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SWIFT Suspends Some of Iran’s Access as Trump Admin Restores Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has officially restored sanctions on Iran that went away with the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

At the same time, SWIFT, a financial messaging service based in Belgium, announced it will suspend “some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest...

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Trump Administration to Reimpose Sanctions on Iran With a Few Exceptions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/2/2018 at 12:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has announced that it will reimpose sanctions on Iran that were terminated under the 2015 nuclear deal. A few countries received exemptions. From Fox News:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the sanctions on Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. Particularly, the sanctions...

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US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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When reporting on the landmines removal from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, I noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way for a meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula.

It appears the meeting was a success.

The U.S. and North...

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North Korea, South Korea begin removing thousands of landmines along DMZ

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/7/2018 at 2:00pm
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While the American press has been singularly focused on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s youth and the specialty cocktails he enjoyed while boofing, there have been intriguing news developments elsewhere.

For example, it seems the Korean peninsula peace process is continuing apace, after its start with the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and...

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Pompeo: ‘United States is Terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity With Iran’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 10/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that America will terminate the 1955 treaty of amity with Iran after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) used the treaty to force the US to ease some sanctions against Iran.

This treaty “regulates and promotes economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries.” You can...

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Trump Admin Sets Lowest Cap Ever on Admission of Refugees to U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00am 9/19/2018 at 11:00am
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The Trump administration is capping the number of refugees which will be allowed into the U.S. at 30,000 in 2019, a record low. Liberal critics will undoubtedly cite this as evidence of xenophobia but that misses the point entirely.

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Trump blasts China while calling off Pompeo’s North Korea trip

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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The last time we visited the Korean Peninsula, South Korean officials firmly stated that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, and the two Koreas seem to be moving forward on a peace-first approach.

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Trump Warns Iran President Rouhani of Severe Consequences if He Threatens America Again

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:00am 7/23/2018 at 9:00am
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Over the weekend, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned President Donald Trump that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars” and war will happen if the U.S. keeps provoking Iran while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his speech “Supporting Iranian Voices” in California.

Trump was not in the mood to hear...

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Pompeo heads to North Korea for further denuclearization talks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:00pm 7/6/2018 at 7:00pm
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As we near the one-month mark of the famous Singapore peace summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, it’s a good time to check on the progress in the various goals set forth in those highly publicized discussion.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is flying to North...

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Pompeo Tells Senators the Health Attacks on U.S. Employee in China ‘Consistent’ With Those in Cuba

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00pm 6/28/2018 at 1:00pm
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This is a subject that has strayed into the background and I’m thankful the Washington Free Beacon reported on it last night. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked him about the attacks:

“That’s a very good question,” Pompeo told...

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U.S. Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council, Describing It as a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30pm 6/19/2018 at 6:30pm
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is never one to mince words and she didn’t hold back as America withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council. From CNN:

“Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” said Haley, listing US grievances with the body. “The...

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