Tag Archives: State Department

State Department Advises LGBT Travelers

The State Department has posted a travel advisory for LGBT people planning trips to foreign countries.  The notice opens with this: Attitudes and tolerance toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons vary from country to country, just as they vary among U.S. cities and states. Most LGBT travelers encounter no problems while overseas, but it helps to be prepared ...

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Just Retweeted By Every Teabagger

Because he’s a joke, get it?

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The Latest Newsweek

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Clinton Says Goodbye To State Department

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Secretary Clinton Wants Sleep

“I hope I get to sleep in. It will be the first time in many years. I have no office to go to, no schedule to keep, no work to do. That will probably last a few days then I will be up and going with my new projects. I have been working or attending school full-time since I was ...

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President Obama Bids Farewell To Secretary Clinton Via 60 Minutes Interview

Pay attention to the slight ribbing at the end about a possible 2016 Clinton bid. This clip may not last on YouTube, so watch it now.

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Code Pink Protester Interrupts John Kerry’s Senate Confirmation Hearing

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BENGHAZI HEARING: Sen. Rand Paul Tells Clinton “I Would Have Fired You”

Guess who is running for president?

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LIVE: Clinton Testifies On Benghazi

UPDATE: The Senate hearing has concluded and Clinton will testify before the House later today.

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Photo Of The Day

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to her Washington DC office today where her colleagues presented her with a football helmet to protect against future concussions. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides handed Clinton a box, saying, “As you know, Washington is a contact sport.” “Inside was a football helmet with a State Department seal, lots of good padding and ...

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Clinton Leaves Hospital [UPDATED]

A smiling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving New York-Presbyterian Hospital late this afternoon. She walked out unaided and in the company of the former president and their daughter. Hurray! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Clinton has not been released from the hospital.  Reuters and the Associated Press have both retracted their earlier reports.  It’s not yet known ...

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Secretary Clinton Still Hospitalized

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized for the fourth day since her medical team first predicted a 48-hour stay. Clinton’s team continues to maintain that a full recovery is expected. “It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage,” Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco Medical Group in New York and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University ...

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Clinton’s Blood Clot Is In Her Skull

Last night doctors revealed that the blood clot suffered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in her skull.  News outlets had spent the last two days speculating as to its location. “This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear,” her doctors, Dr. Lisa Bardack ...

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BREAKING: Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized in New York City tonight after developing a blood clot following her concussion earlier this month. CNN reports that Clinton is being treated at New York Presbyterian on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where anti-coagulants are being administered.  Little else about her condition has been released at this writing.  Conflicting news reports ...

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Obama To Nominate Sen. John Kerry To Replace Secretary Hillary Clinton

No surprise here as Kerry was widely thought to be the favorite, especially after UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name.  Kerry’s nomination should become official sometime in the next week. Kerry, the senior senator from Massachusetts and the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee, is noted for the experience, gravitas and relationship-building skills that could help him succeed as the ...

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Clinton Faints, Sustains Concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and hit her head on Thursday, sustaining a mild concussion. The press learned of the injury yesterday. “While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Philippe Reines, a US State Department spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday. “She has been recovering at home and will continue ...

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Ambassador Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary Of State Consideration

Responding to the continuing assault upon her handling of the Libyan embassy attack, UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. “I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably and effectively in that role,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama today. “However, if nominated, I ...

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Today Is World Human Rights Day

The White House press office sends us this statement from United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice: Today, we pledge to live up to Eleanor Roosevelt’s inspirational example, for in far too many places human freedoms are still denied. As long as a family anywhere is tormented by a state-sanctioned killer; a peaceful agitator is hounded by a violent brigade; an artist ...

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No, No, That Wasn’t A Question

Bloomberg News reports an interesting rumor: President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter. Wintour, 63, may have some competition for the London posting; Matthew ...

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Secretary Clinton Celebrates LGBT Employees Of The State Department

(Via Andrew Belonsky)

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