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State Department: Jerusalem Embassy Dedication Ceremony to be held Monday

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The Department of State is proud to announce that the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14. Ambassador David M. Friedman will preside over the dedication ceremony and Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan will lead the Presidential Delegation to the historic opening along with Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Advisor ...

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Tillerson fired, Pompeo moves over, America gets first female spy chief

Rex Tillerson

President Donald Trump made a series of changes in his administration with all the drama of his former reality show. Without actually uttering the words “you’re fired” the president used Twitter to announce a series of moves that put Tillerson out-to-pasture, moved his CIA chief over to head the State Department and gave the CIA it’s first ever woman director. ...

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U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to open in May

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The U.S. Department of State said Friday that it would open its new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May. “In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” the State Department said in a statement. “The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.” The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a ...

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Former State Department Official Emerges At Center Of Dossier Drama

  by Chuck Ross One of the newest names to emerge in the dossier saga is Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official who met with dossier author Christopher Steele prior to the 2016 election. Investigators on the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees have turned their interest to Winer and the State Department’s handling of information from Steele. It ...

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This week at State: Iran, human trafficking, North Korea and Russia

Heather Nauert - This week at department of state

The U.S. Department of State released a video Friday in which Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, Vice President Mike Pence and Rex Tillerson discuss the ongoing protests in Iran, the administration’s efforts to fight human trafficking and the situation with North Korea.

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Trump administration issues new rules on refugees

Rex Tillerson and Luis Veidegaray of Mexico

President Donald Trump has issued a new Executive Order that provides for the general resumption of the refugee admission program after a 120-day review. Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and ...

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State Department Warns Americans of Tainted Mexican Alcohol

Bottles of Alcohol

The United States Department of State issued a travel warning Wednesday urging citizens traveling to Mexico to be wary of Alcoholic drinks. The State Department’s “Safety and Security” section on Mexico was updated with a concern about tainted drinks. Alcohol: There have been allegations that consumption of  tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. If you choose to ...

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Report: FBI releases 7,000 documents related to Hillary email case

Hillary emails

The FBI released to the State Department 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner‘s laptop, but public release of them is still months or perhaps years away. Judicial Watch is suing the State Department over their Freedom of Information Act request demanding Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure at State. During a hearing Thursday, the existence of the 7,000 new documents ...

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WATCH LIVE: First Lady Melania Trump to Honor Women of Courage

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  First Lady Melania Trump and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award Wednesday. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Department of State at 11 am eastern time. International #WomenOfCourage has honored more than 100 courageous women from over ...

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Report: Trump Administration to Slash United Nations Funding

Detroit asks for United Nations help

A news report citing anonymous sources alleges that President Trump’s Department of State is seeking to cut funding for the United Nations by more than half. State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep ...

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State Dept Wires $1.3Billion to Iran despite not having a ‘banking relationship’

Mark Toney on 1.3billion payment to iran

Oh the transparency… Using information available on a publicly visible website, Claudia Rosett of the New York Sun discovered that $1.3Billion in wire transfers to Iran happened just two days after a mysterious cash transfer had taken place using something called ‘The Judgement Fund.” The 13 payments that may explain what happened are found in an online database maintained by the ...

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Comey & FBI Blink After Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey’s news conference on the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton investigation reminded me of another staged media event in a hostile environment almost 50 years ago. During the Vietnam War Commander Jeremiah Denton had been shot down on a bombing raid and was being held in a Hanoi prison camp. In May 1967 Denton was marched out ...

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Rampant Hatch Act Violations Revealed in Clinton Emails

The Hatch Act was first passed in 1939 to protect against the development of an oligarchy where high level political appointees use their official titles and powers to sway elections. Most federal employees who work for the executive branch are prohibited to some degree from participating in political activity. Members of the executive departments are held to less stringent standards, ...

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The Other Side of the Clinton Email Scandal

Yesterday the State Department released another 7,000 pages of email correspondence sent and received by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. Despite the announcement that Clinton viewed even more classified material through her private address, the sympathetic media is, predictably, making little of it. Clinton’s puerile blame-shifting and finger-pointing defense continues. And it is likely to do ...

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The Email Issue Goes Beyond Just Hillary Clinton

The Email Issue Goes Beyond Just Hillary Clinton

As scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of unsecured email servers to access classified information during her time as US Secretary of State continues to unravel her presidential aspirations but, a more comprehensive overview of the many email issues related to the Obama Administration presents a more sinister possibility. From the State Department to the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental ...

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