Tag Archives: State Department

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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Trump Narrows Secretary Of State Field To Four In Celebrity Apprentice: White House Elimination Round

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed the field of contenders for secretary of State to four candidates, his transition team said today. Spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are still under consideration. Miller would not reveal the names of the other two contenders, but …

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Tony Perkins: Mitt Romney Won’t Stop The Terrorism Spawned By Hillary Clinton’s Support For LGBT Rights

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: For the last eight years the Obama State Department has been focused on pushing sexual orientation and gender identity rather than upholding core American ideals. The result is a world where few regions are not in turmoil, the threat of radical Islam is ever-expanding, the loss of religious freedom continues, and …

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Secretary Of State John Kerry Reaffirms Support For Trans Rights On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Don’t expect to see anything like this next year. Via press release from Secretary of State John Kerry: On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States solemnly honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who lost their lives to senseless acts of violence. Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and …

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Mitt Romney To Meet With “Phony, Lying, Dishonest, Fraud” Donald Trump To Discuss Secretary Of State Job

So much for Mitt Romney’s truly epic video slam of Trump, huh? NBC News reports: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News. In March, the former Massachusetts governor called Trump “a phony” …

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PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte Calls US Ambassador Philip Goldberg “The Gay Son Of A Whore”

The Guardian reports:  The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with his colourful language, calling the US ambassador “gay” in comments that prompted Washington to summon Manila’s envoy to complain. In the latest of series of tirades, Duterte used a local Tagalog language homophobic slur to express his displeasure with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in …

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Trump & Clinton To Begin Getting Classified Briefings

The Washington Post reports: At some point, perhaps as early as next week, federal agents will sit down with Donald Trump and tell him classified information about the government and our foreign-policy efforts. For Democrats, this is a point of both anguish and political calculation. Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid has suggested that Trump’s murky ties to foreign interests …

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TONIGHT: Hillary To Highlight Foreign Policy Experience In Video For Democratic National Convention

Watch below. Via press release from Hillary For America: Tonight, the Democratic National Convention Committee is releasing a new video touting the steadfast leadership and smart diplomacy that Hillary Clinton displayed as America’s 67th Secretary of State. Clinton brokered an improbable ceasefire in Gaza to stop rockets from raining down on Israel. In Copenhagen, Clinton and President Obama crashed a …

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BREAKING: Loretta Lynch Says No Charges For Hillary

Via Politico: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday said the Justice Department has decided not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton or her aides and will close the investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents …

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Dominican Cardinal Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs Against US Ambassador

From the Washington Blade: The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez of the Archbishop of Santo Domingo. The Holy See said in a statement that the pontiff has named Monsignor Francisco Ozoria Acosta of the Diocese of San Pedro de Macorís as López’s successor. López has repeatedly used …

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IVORY COAST: Gay Men Attacked By Mob After Signing Pulse Massacre Condolences Book At US Embassy

From the Associated Press: Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month’s killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The photo, published on the embassy’s website, shows the faces of six men with the …

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Family Of Slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens: We Blame Congress Not Hillary Clinton For Benghazi

From Mediaite: In a new interview with The New Yorker, the sister of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens — one of the four American casualties from the September 11, 2012 attack on a compound in Benghazi, Libya — says that the fault does not lie with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the same day that the Republican-led Select Committee …

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