Tag Archives: State Department

Senate Panel Approves Tillerson In Partisan 11-10 Vote

Reuters reports: The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson, on Monday. The vote was 11-10, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination. Tillerson is expected to be confirmed for the position when the matter comes before the 100-member Senate, where ...

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Marco Rubio Caves On Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Marco Rubio will vote for President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, he announced Monday, resolving the final major question surrounding Rex Tillerson’s bid to be confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat. “Given the uncertainty that exists both at home and abroad about the direction of our foreign policy, it would be against our national ...

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Trump Taps Billionaire Pharma Mogul And NFL Franchise Owner Woody Johnson To Be Ambassador To Britain

Swampity-swamp-swamp. Reuters reports: President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that National Football League team owner Woody Johnson was “going to St. James,” indicating he would assume the plum diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Trump referred to Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, as “ambassador” during remarks at a luncheon in Washington honoring supporters on the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing

The hearing starts on 9AM Eastern. The Guardian reports on what to expect: Rex Tillerson was a surprise pick for secretary of state, having had no previous government experience. He worked for more than 41 years for just one company, ExxonMobil, the last 10 years as chairman and chief executive officer. He emerged as an outside candidate only in the ...

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Tony Perkins “Thanks” John Kerry For Providing List Of LGBT Rights Accomplishments For Trump To “Undo”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Some people have to-do lists. President-elect Donald Trump has an undo list. And thanks to Secretary of State John Kerry, most of it is already meticulously outlined in a new memo. The report couldn’t have come at a better time for conservatives, who have spent the last few weeks pointing out ...

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HISTORIC: Sec. John Kerry Issues Formal Apology To LGBT State Department Staffers For Past Discrimination

Politico reports: Secretary of State John Kerry is formally apologizing to gay, lesbian and other employees of the State Department who faced past discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The apparently unprecedented apology, issued in a statement Monday, is the latest step that the Obama administration has taken to promote inclusion of the LGBT community in its ranks. It comes ...

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Michele Bachmann Can’t Wait For Trump To Purge Obama’s Ungodly Evil LGBT Rights Supporters [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Yesterday, ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared on Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ “Washington Watch” radio show to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, and in particular Perkins’ call for Trump to purge LGBT rights supporters from the State Department. Perkins said that under President Obama “our government has been perverted to be used ...

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SWAMPITY: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson To Get $180M Exxon Payout In Advance Of Confirmation Hearing

The Guardian reports: Exxon boss Rex Tillerson will receive more than $180m from the company as he severs financial ties with the oil industry to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state. Tillerson’s confirmation hearings begin next week. If confirmed, Tillerson will surrender all unpaid stock that was part of his pay package, more than 2m shares. In exchange, the company ...

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JAPAN: US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy And Embassy Staff Go Viral With Quirky Holiday Dance [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The Japanese public pays careful attention to the words and deeds of Caroline Kennedy, the United States ambassador to Japan and one of the State Department’s best-known diplomats. But Ms. Kennedy generated an unusual buzz in Tokyo this week by doing something that is almost certainly not in her job description: wearing a Santa suit ...

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Trump Team Demands State Department Hand Over All Information About Their Gender Equality Programs

The Washington Post reports: The Trump transition team instructed the State Department to turn over all information Wednesday about “gender-related staffing, programming, and funding,” setting off alarm bells among those who fear that the new administration is going to purge programs that promote women’s equality along with the people who work on them. Only a week after being embroiled in ...

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Tony Perkins: Rex Tillerson Must Be Stopped Before He Flies Obama’s Rainbow Flag At Our Embassies

And anybody pro-gay must be “ferreted out” of the State Department. Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: What does the State Department have to do with abortion and sexual behavior-based policies? Unfortunately, a whole lot. Over the last eight years, the State Department under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry has elevated the promotion of the Left’s view ...

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Michael Moore: Trump Will Get Us All Killed

From Michael Moore’s Facebook page: A week has gone by since Donald Trump admitted he’s only been to “two or three” of his daily presidential national security briefings. There have been 36 of them since the day he secured enough electoral college votes to be appointed president next Monday when the Electoral College meets. Most would agree the #1 job ...

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NOBODY LIKES HIM: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson Takes Flack From Anti-LGBT AND LGBT Rights Group

Earlier today the Family Research Council denounced Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson for his role in opening up the Boy Scouts to gay members. The Human Rights Campaign this afternoon declared that Tillerson might actually be too anti-gay for the job. CNN reports: The Senate should take a hard look at ExxonMobil’s record on gay rights when it considers ...

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Former Defense Secretary And Paid Exxon Consultant Robert Gates “Strongly Endorses” Rex Tillerson

The Hill reports: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is offering strong backing to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of State. “I strongly endorse the President-Elect’s selection of Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State,” Gates said in a statement Tuesday morning, according to “Fox & Friends.” “He will bring to the position vast knowledge, experience, and ...

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Tony Perkins Slams Rex Tillerson: He Might Be The Left’s Greatest Ally On Abortion And The LGBT Agenda

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Donald Trump put a lot of names in the pipeline to head the State Department, but few have fueled more controversy than ExxonMobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson. The oil mogul, who’s spent his more than 40 years with the company, is one of the many names floated for the most-watched ...

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Trump Formally Nominates Zillionaire Exxon CEO And Putin Crony Rex Tillerson To Be Secretary Of State

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, his team confirmed Tuesday morning. The secretary of state nomination comes after weeks of speculation and numerous rumored candidates. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State. He will promote regional stability and ...

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REPORT: Trump Has Tapped Zillionaire Putin Crony And Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson To Be Secretary Of State

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his nominee for secretary of State, NBC News reported Saturday. Tillerson had reportedly jumped to the front of the pack of candidates in recent days, despite not being mentioned on shortlists as recently as last week. Critics have already called into question Tillerson’s ties to Russian ...

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Rudy Giuliani Drops Bid To Become Secretary Of State

CBS News reports: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed himself from consideration for the position of secretary of state, according to a statement from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. The statement says that Giuliani told Mr. Trump on November 29th that he no longer wanted to run the State Department. Giuliani, a close and unequivocating Trump ally, ...

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Anti-Gay Iowa Governor Named Ambassador To China

Before he was even sworn-in back in 2010, the first thing Iowa Governor-Elect Terry Branstad did was call for a public referendum to repeal same-sex marriage. Three of the state Supreme Court justices that had upheld same-sex marriage in 2009 were voted out of office in the same election. And now, barring unlikely opposition in the Senate, he’s heading for ...

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Chinese Foreign Ministry Lodges Complaint Over Trump’s Unprecedented Call With Taiwan’s President

CNN reports: China’s foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol. China views Taiwan as a renegade province and, since 1979, the US has acknowledged Beijing’s claim that Taiwan is part of China, with US-China relations ...

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