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  • Secretary Of State Tillerson FIRES the deep state ‘shadow government/7th floor’ traitors from State

    02/17/2017 5:57:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 102 replies
    IWB/CBS ^ | February 17, 2017 | IWB/Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. Remember, the "7th Floor" of the State Department was the 'SHADOW GOVERNMENT'.
  • Next Executive Order to list Iranian military as a terrorist organization?

    02/08/2017 1:39:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump promised during the campaign to get tough on radical Islamic terror groups as well as force Iran to renegotiate terms on Barack Obama’s nuclear deal. The next executive orders from the president may address both pledges — and create more controversy. According to Reuters, Trump will designate the entire Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), expanding current sanctions applied at the moment to only its Quds Force: A designation of the entire IRGC as a terrorist group would potentially have much broader implications, including for the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and...
  • The State Department is the Cancer at the Heart of Democracy

    02/14/2017 4:55:49 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This week, not only have the State Department workers been negatively discussion President Trump’s phone calls with foreign world leaders, they have also taken the opportunity to criticize the structure and content of these calls. According to politico.eu, the state department has suggested that Trump has been going off topic. Surely as elected leader of the United States, the “topic” he discusses is whatever he sees fit to make a benefit to the actual United States. This “topic” they’re referring to is what exactly? Who decided on it? Since when is it the Presidents job to push an agenda put...
  • Meanwhile, Obama Promotes Death-To-U.S.-Troops Cleric

    06/04/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Quislings: At the same time our president springs dangerous terrorists from prison, he has quietly promoted an Islamic cleric who has issued fatwas calling for the death of U.S. troops with "child bombs." The State Department last week had to apologize for singing the praises of the creep — Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah — in a Tweeted message promoting his Muslim Brotherhood organization. But officials there are only sorry they got caught. The same bunch last year issued a visa for the radical cleric so he could visit, of all places, the White House. That's right, the administration knew full...
  • FP: Trump Keeps Obama’s Top Gay Rights Envoy at State Department

    02/13/2017 5:26:29 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 53 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 13th 2017 | John Hudson
    The Trump administration has decided to keep President Barack Obama’s top advocate for gay rights issues at the State Department in defiance of Christian groups who called for his immediate expulsion, Foreign Policy has learned. Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, is continuing “in his role under the current administration,” a State Department spokesperson said on Monday. The move marks the latest surprise decision by President Donald Trump on gay rights as he juggles the agenda of his staunchly conservative cabinet and top aides, and his cosmopolitan, New York-bred daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared...
  • Turmoil at DHS and State Department - "There Are People Literally Crying in the Office Here"

    02/02/2017 8:12:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 31, 2017 | Alice Speri, Ryan Devereaux
    While President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has left families wondering when they will see their loved ones again, drawing condemnation from leaders around the globe, the administration’s actions have also impacted another group: career U.S. officials working on asylum and refugee cases as well as foreign policy. "There are people literally crying in the office here," said a senior U.S. immigration official who spoke to The Intercept on condition of anonymity.
  • The State Department’s entire Senior Management Team just Resigned

    01/26/2017 8:44:26 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1-26-2017 | Josh Rogan
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era. Tillerson was actually inside the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, taking meetings and getting the lay of the land. I reported Wednesday morning that the Trump team was narrowing its search for his No. 2, and that it was looking to replace the State Department’s long-serving undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy,...
  • Rex Tillerson approved by Senate panel as secretary of state

    01/23/2017 5:38:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/23/2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Sean Sullivan
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country’s next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate that is all but guaranteed to succeed. Republicans unanimously backed Tillerson in the 11-to-10 vote, after key Republicans who had voiced criticism of Tillerson opted to support his nomination. Chief among them was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a committee member who announced Monday morning that he would support Tillerson despite concerns about how Tillerson would approach Russia and other countries Rubio counts as human rights violators, resolving the final major...
  • Concerned for Trump after talk of 'seriously' reforming entrenched Intel community and State Dept?

    01/21/2017 9:27:34 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Solace
    After the slap down in his inaugural address against the elites and picking a fight with the intel community and the military industrial complex in State Dept, I'm not quite sure if Trump truly knows or perhaps he does know how entrenched those career people are. Different presidents come and go but these people are there seemly forever and do what they want to do and will go around a presidents viewpoint and disregard what the President wants. Reagan had problems with them in 1980s and I fear that they may do dastardly things against President Trump . I'm not...
  • Church/State Objections To Public School Group Singing During Mass in Italy

    01/18/2017 3:59:19 PM PST · by SonofCuchulainn · 14 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Matt McDonald
    A public high school chorus in Massachusetts wanting to sing during an Easter Sunday Mass at a basilica while on a school trip to Europe isn't going to get to do it because of church/state objections. Story is attached.
  • Rex Tillerson to testify Russia must be held to account for its actions

    01/11/2017 7:27:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/11/2017 | Josh Rogin
    In his first public remarks as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, former ExxonMobile chief executive Rex Tillerson will say he believes Russia is “a danger” and that NATO allies are right to be alarmed by its aggression. But he makes no mention of Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election campaign or the future of U.S. sanctions. “I come before you at a pivotal time in both the history of our nation and our world,” Tillerson will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday morning in an opening statement that lays out a realist and tough...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Here’s Why Top Republicans Don’t Want John Bolton in the State Department

    12/15/2016 7:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    UN Dispatch ^ | 12/15/2016 | Mark Leon Goldberg
    Speculation that John Bolton is being considered as Deputy Secretary of State is causing some consternation among Republican Senators. Senator Rand Paul has already publicly stated his opposition. And now, according to the New York Times Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker is also expressing misgivings. Behind the scenes, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley and Robert Gates (three Bush administration veterans) are reportedly lobbying Senators against his confirmation. Meanwhile, those same three bigwigs are publicly endorsing Trump’s pick for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.So what’s their issue with John Bolton? He is, of course, a well known hawk. He’s consistently...
  • Trump's flirtation with Bolton for Deputy Secretary of State sends shivers through Senate

    12/14/2016 12:58:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2016 | By NAHAL TOOSI and MADELINE CONWAY
    Donald Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as secretary of state threatens to touch off a confirmation fight, but the man in the running to be Tillerson’s deputy could spark an all-out war in the Senate. John Bolton, the mustache-sporting, Iraq War-cheering former United Nations ambassador, is possibly one of the least diplomatic diplomats ever to serve in the U.S. government. He has argued the U.S. should bomb Iran to stop its nuclear program, dismissed the idea of a Palestinian state and called the United Nations a "twilight zone." Trump has shown a contrarian streak in his appointments so...
  • RUMOR. John Bolton Will Not Get Any Position At The State Department

    12/13/2016 7:20:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/13/2016
    Ever since the election John Bolton’s name has been kicked around for some position at the State Department. This would have been even more of a f***-y** than nominated Scott Pruitt to EPA. If you recall, Bolton was vigorously opposed when Bush nominated him to be UN Ambassador because he was accused of being mean to people. I am really not making that up. The Democrats filibustered him and Bush ended up giving him a recess appointment that eventually lapsed due to lack of GOP support in Congress and to losing the control of the Senate in 2006.He’s been rumored...
  • Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State?

    12/12/2016 9:18:51 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State? No, he is too close to Russia's Vladimir Putin Yes, he has tremendous experience in international trade
  • Exxon's Rex Tillerson: 5 Things to Know About Trump's Likely Secretary of State

    12/12/2016 3:54:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    Donald Trump met with ExxonMobil's CEO Rex Tillerson for the second time this week amid reports that the longtime oil executive is the president-elect's top choice for U.S. secretary of State. Here are five things you should know about the businessman from Texas. (Photo: Reuters/Daniel Kramer/File Photo)ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson speaks during the IHS CERAWeek 2015 energy conference in Houston, Texas April 21, 2015.While Tillerson, who heads the petroleum giant which earned $16.1 billion last year, has no diplomatic experience, he has long been doing business with foreign governments. Trump met him Saturday morning, his second meeting in...
  • Rand Paul Explains Why John Bolton Should Be 'Nowhere Close' to the State Department

    12/11/2016 8:34:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a strong opinion on John Bolton's candidacy to serve in Donald Trump's State Department. The former UN ambassador is being considered for the No. 2 spot in the agency, yet Paul argues that Bolton's endorsement of the Iraq War disqualifies him from working in the administration. “John Bolton doesn’t get it. He still believes in regime change. He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War,” Paul said. “John Bolton is so far out of it and has such a naive understanding of the world.” Bolton should get "nowhere close" to the State...
  • Marco Rubio, John McCain warn Trump on nominating Tillerson for State Secretary job

    12/11/2016 6:52:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2016 | AllahPundit
    McCain’s attitude doesn’t surprise me. He’s the Senate’s most ardent Russia hawk, he’s 80 years old, and he was just reelected. He’s got nothing to lose in standing up to Trump. Rubio’s attitude does surprise me a little. He’s hawkish and freshly reelected too, but he’s all of 45 years old and is surely planning another presidential run eventually. He backed off his apocalyptic criticism of Trump after the primaries this year, even before he’d decided to run for Senate again, seemingly fearing that any further anti-Trumpism on his part might jeopardize his national prospects down the line. Now...
  • Exxon’s Rex Tillerson Is Top Candidate for Secretary of State

    12/09/2016 3:41:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 145 replies
    Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson has emerged as the leading candidate to become President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, according to two transition officials, marking the latest twist in a multiweek search for a top diplomat. Mr. Tillerson moved ahead of other candidates, including 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who have had multiple conversations with Mr. Trump about the job. Mr. Tillerson is viewed by some of Mr. Trump’s advisers as a mold-breaking pick who would bring an executive’s experience to the diplomatic role, said a person involved in the process. Messrs. Trump and Tillerson...
  • Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil Expected to Be Named Trump's Secretary of State: Sources

    Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil executive has no government or diplomatic experience, although he has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The pick would put to rest weeks-long speculation of who would earn the post as the U.S.'s top diplomat, and would place Tillerson fourth in line to the presidency.
  • Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favorite - transition official

    12/10/2016 7:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2016 | Steve Holland
    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state. The transition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tillerson, 64, had moved ahead in...
  • Field of secretary of State candidates 'wide open': report (Romney at the top of the list)

    12/06/2016 10:39:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2016 | Rebecca Savaransky
    Sources tell #morningjoe: ‘Wide open’ field for State candidates, Romney at the top of the list https://t.co/fuXVALiXo4— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 6, 2016 The field of candidates for secretary of State in Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Taiwan phone call distracts from real issues over China Dem urges Biden to run for DNC chair As Congress adjusts to Trump, Iran put under the pressure it deserves MORE's administration is "wide open," according "Morning Joe." ADVERTISEMENT Mitt Romney is at the top of the president-elect's list, sources familiar with Trump's thinking told the show.Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is fading...
  • Report: Trump moving away from Romney and Giuliani, considering Jon Huntsman for Secretary of State

    12/05/2016 7:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Barack Obama’s first ambassador to Chy-nah is going to be Trump’s top diplomat, huh?If you’re inclined to believe that Trump’s interest in Romney has always been a ploy to humiliate him (which I don’t believe), leaking that Mitt might be passed over for Huntsman is all part of the game. Each from influential Utah families, the two have been rivals for years, starting with Huntsman endorsing McCain over Romney in 2008 and continuing through Romney’s victory over Huntsman in New Hampshire in 2012. The feud has reportedly turned even more bitter ever since. Trump vetoing Romney at State for...
  • Trump Will Meet With Ambassador John Bolton Friday To Discuss Secretary Of State Job

    12/02/2016 12:09:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/02/2016 | Jim Jamitis
    President-elect Trump continues to drag out the process of selecting someone to nominate for Secretary of State. Whether it’s all part of an effort to humiliate Mitt Romney for his insubordination during the primary or just a difficult decision to make is anyone’s guess. Ambassador John Bolton is considered by many to be the best choice to head up and reform the State Department.Fox News’ Bret Baier reported that Ambassador Bolton met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence yesterday in Washington to discuss the Secretary of State job and will meet with Trump tomorrow at Trump Tower in New York. Fox...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’

    12/01/2016 5:43:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’ Alex Pfeiffer WASHINGTON — Several Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday refused to denounce Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s call for a black state. One congressman stated, “I don’t see anything really objectionable.” The Daily Caller News Foundation recently reported on columns Minnesota Rep. Ellison wrote under a pen name while in law school. In one of them he called for a black state in southeastern American states. Under the name Keith E. Hakim, Ellison wrote: “Finally, blacks would have the option of choosing their own...
  • Ohio State Attack Suspect Is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20-Year-Old Somali Refugee;

    11/28/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 176 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    pdate: courtesy of NBC's Tom Winter, we have the alleged Somali refugee suspect's name, which is Abdul Razak Ali Artan. NBC News: Suspect in Ohio State attack is Abdul Razak Ali Artan multiple law enforcement sources tell Pete Williams and @anblanx — Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) November 28, 2016
  • A role for Newt Gingrich in Trump administration?

    11/10/2016 7:41:59 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 93 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan Chapman
    Former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich is sitting pretty today, a likely choice for a top position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Secretary of State Gingrich, anybody? “I fully expect that Newt will get some type of very prominent position in the Trump administration,” Peake said Wednesday morning. “Who knows? There’s probably a handful of people who can name what they want and Newt would be on that short list. Larry Sabato, who runs the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said Gingrich as secretary of state wouldn’t allow for many dull moments. “If I owned a China...
  • D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State

    11/09/2016 8:29:50 AM PST · by posterchild · 123 replies
    NPR ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Rebecca Hersher
    Voters in the District of Columbia passed a measure on Tuesday in favor of petitioning Congress to become a state in the union. 79 percent of voters cast votes in favor of the ballot measure, which splits the district into a residential state with a small federal district in the middle of it for government buildings and monuments, as we have reported.
  • Document:Anatomy of the Deep State (Shadow Government)

    10/18/2016 7:04:24 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 19 replies
    Wikispooks.com ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Mike Lofgren
    There is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose. My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposé of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day. Nor can this other government be accurately termed an "establishment." The Deep State does not...
  • New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'Shadow Government'

    10/18/2016 6:41:34 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/18/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    One revelation in the documents came from an interview with an unidentified person who suggested that Freedom of Information Act requests related to Clinton went through a group sometimes called "the Shadow Government." "There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said. That group, according to the summary, argued for a Clinton document release to be conducted all at once "for coordination...
  • Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified (Michael Mukasey)

    01/22/2016 5:14:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Michael B. Mukasey
    The current news, reported in the Journal and elsewhere, is that her server contained information at the highest level of classification, known as SAP, or Special Access Program. This is a level so high that even the inspector general for the intelligence community who reported the discovery did not initially have clearance to examine it. The server also contained messages showing her contempt for classification procedures. This was bred at least in part by obvious familiarity with exactly "how it works"--such as when, an email shows, she directed a staff member simply to erase the heading on a classified document,...
  • Good-time Censorship of Language and Your Brain

    10/13/2016 7:44:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Words... The purpose of giving us the “right” words to say is really to eliminate “other” things we might say. Things not approved by the pop culture and the State January 13, 2016, FoxNews.com: “An email sent last week to Tinseltown’s A-listers by Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House Jesse Moore – titled ‘Artists & Entertainers Unite to #StopGunViolence’ and addressed to ‘Family’ – offered Twitter-ready talking points for showing support for President Obama’s gun control agenda. FoxNews.com, which obtained a copy of the email, compared it to tweets sent by such stars as Ashton Kutcher, and...
  • FROM YOUR INVISIBLE RULERS: MEMO TO EARTH

    10/05/2016 5:00:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Behold Me: the power and glory of the State. One World. And welcome to Hell. My Dear Loyal Serfs, Cheerleaders, and Deplorable Others: I like people. That’s why I provide a 24 hour news cycle of amusing politicians, useful fools, and other entertainers, for your distraction and edification. I teach you useful things, like how to manipulate, agitate, and participate. I teach you how to sell all that to unindoctrinated other “folks.” I merchandise comfortable arguments that convince you my arguments are true, because everybody says they are true. I say my words so often that they inspire you to...
  • Covered It Up’: Obama Admin Was Long Concerned About Hillary’s Missing Emails

    09/19/2016 3:17:35 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s State Department expressed confusion and concern about Freedom of Information Act requests involving Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. Newly obtained emails provided to Breitbart News by Judicial Watch show administration officials discussing the email problem and the Clinton Foundation as early as 2013, more than a year before the State Department sought to obtain Clinton’s emails. On August 7, 2013, State Department official Margaret Grafeld wrote to Department officials Sheryl Walter and John Hackett with the subject line “Fw: IPS significant FOIA Report.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit

    09/13/2016 7:11:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Ethan Barton
    More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show. The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies, records show. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program. Initially, the Peace Corps awarded Kerry’s group — now called Seed Global Health — with a three-year contract worth $2 million of State...
  • State: Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

    08/22/2016 8:54:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Aug 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton's private home server. Lawyers for the department told a federal judge Monday that they anticipate processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October. That raises the prospect that the new messages could become public just before November's presidential election. The department says it does not yet know what portion of the emails is related to Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
  • Penn State College Republicans Dump Trump

    08/13/2016 10:48:35 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-11-16 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Our membership was given the chance to vote on whether they would support Donald Trump. We found that a vast majority of the membership, roughly 72 percent, was against having us support him," the group wrote.
  • State Department: Hillary’s ethics pledge did not apply to her top aides

    08/11/2016 6:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/11/16 | John Sexton
    A State Department spokesperson clarified Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s 2009 ethics pledge—to avoid conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation—did not extend to Clinton’s top aides at the Department. Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau was asked about recently revealed emails that showed top members of Hillary Clinton’s staff doing favors for Clinton Foundation associates. “I’m not going to speak to specific emails, but I think you guys know State Department officials are regularly in touch with a wide variety of outside individuals and organizations including businesses, nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks,” Trudeau replied. “You don’t feel like there was impropriety in the relationship
  • State Dept. delaying release of Bill Clinton speech records until 2018

    08/09/2016 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials are attempting to block multiple lawsuits seeking Bill Clinton's speech schedules by redacting the documents heavily or withholding them until after the election. A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee has yielded just 14 pages of schedules so far, most of which were redacted beyond coherence, said Raj Shah, an RNC spokesman. And on Monday, the State Department provided Politico with 1,000 pages of documents — most of which were redacted entirely and contained only text that read "Page Denied" — in response to a request filed more than six years ago....
  • Notice:There’s a separation between Mosque and State

    07/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Diane Berderman
    We must take back our Constitution and reverse the perverse interpretations by lawyers of the Charter for Rights and Freedoms so that all children in Canadian schools learn how to get along with one another in a secular world For those who many not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867. The beauty of Canada is that all religions are treated equally. No one religious group getting...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Congress Moves to Ban Private Email, Server Use at State Department

    07/12/2016 10:21:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    the washington free beacon ^ | July 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Congress will introduce legislation to ban all State Department officials from using private email accounts and servers to conduct any official business, the Free Beacon has learned. The legislation, to be introduced Tuesday by Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) and viewed by the Free Beacon, comes in direct response to the repeated disclosure of sensitive classified materials as a result of Democratic presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. U.S. officials familiar with the legislation characterized it as a sweeping reform effort meant to ensure that U.S. officials never again jeopardize national security through the...
  • FBI says Russian spies got close to Cabinet [Hillary Clinton]

    11/01/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. ...U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.” “These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 152 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews

    06/06/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    front page magazine ^ | Jun 5th, 2012 | Daniel E. Rogell
    The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims,” and as group that was formed “to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide.” But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims’ problems. “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. “They are the Jews, they are the Jews,” he answered himself in Arabic. Aside from...
  • Dems block Senate defense bill, fear domestic spending cuts

    07/07/2016 11:10:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2016 12:41 AM EDT | Alan Fram
    Senate Democrats sidetracked a $575 billion defense bill for next year late Thursday and threatened to shut down Congress’ work on spending legislation, accusing Republicans of shortchanging domestic programs. The move prompted the leaders of each party to testily accuse the other side of dysfunction. Both parties support the defense measure itself. But Democrats fear that if it is completed and sent to President Barack Obama, they would lose leverage with the GOP for future spending measures financing health, public works, law enforcement and other domestic programs. The Senate voted 50-44 to head off a Democratic filibuster of the bill...
  • FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

    07/05/2016 6:50:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | July 5, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    ... Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services. Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that...
  • John Kerry: 'We Are Not Frozen in a Nightmare'

    07/01/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 28 June 2016 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Defending the Obama Administration’s geopolitical record, the secretary of state laid out a vision of an America that is globalist, engaged, and deeply interventionist. ___ Amid tumult in world affairs, with a deadly attack on an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, EU countries grappling with Britain’s impending exit, and an ongoing war against ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to reassure an Aspen audience Tuesday that “the world is not witnessing global gridlock. We are not frozen in a nightmare. Where we are engaged with a clear strategy, using our power thoughtfully, we are making progress, most places.” There are...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.