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Reporters Tell Trump Ambassador, ‘You Have To Answer Questions’ (VIDEOS)

Reporters Tell Trump Ambassador, ‘You Have To Answer Questions’ (VIDEOS)

It’s not often when a newly appointed ambassador has a massive credibility gap with the country where he serves before he even takes his post. Yet, Pete Hoekstra, the United States’ new ambassador to the Netherlands, managed to pull that off–and bigly. Last month, Dutch reporter Wouter Zwart called out Hoekstra for claiming that Dutch […]

State Department May Be Using Trump Hotel To Overflow The Swamp (TWEETS)

State Department May Be Using Trump Hotel To Overflow The Swamp (TWEETS)

For some time, speculation abounded that if Donald Trump won the presidency, the luxury hotel that he opened in the Old Post Office Pavilion–mere blocks from the White House–could be a massive conflict of interest waiting to happen. Indeed, as early as two weeks after Trump’s upset win, foreign diplomats were reportedly making noises about […]

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began returning copies of the Senate’s shocking 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program. The move could mean that the report will be locked away for an indefinite period or destroyed altogether, leaving future generations unable to learn the lessons of one of the darkest periods in modern U.S. history. […]

Obamacare Repeal Could Violate International Law (VIDEO)

Obamacare Repeal Could Violate International Law (VIDEO)

Republicans have learned the hard way that repealing Obamacare isn’t easy. But repealing the landmark healthcare legislation may not just be difficult, but illegal under international law. According to a newly-published appeal from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), a repeal that could cause nearly 30 million to lose […]

WTF?! Diplomats At State Department Told Not To Make Eye Contact With Rex Tillerson

WTF?! Diplomats At State Department Told Not To Make Eye Contact With Rex Tillerson

If you were thinking that all things surrounding the Trump administration could not possibly get more bizarre, a report from the Washington Post may have just shot that notion straight to hell and back. Apparently the Secretary of State is secretly Medusa. Or possibly a vampire. Or even a basilisk. The Post report details that Tillerson’s first […]

State Department Patriots Take A Stand, Condemn Trump’s Muslim Ban (TWEETS)

State Department Patriots Take A Stand, Condemn Trump’s Muslim Ban (TWEETS)

Donald Trump’s right hand has gotten quite the workout in the week-plus since he took office. He churned out a raft of executive orders, most of which were actually written by his chief strategist and chief brownshirt, Steve Bannon. There was just one problem. Nobody in the Trump administration bothered to consult with the agencies […]

BREAKING: Entire Senior Level State Department Management Team Resigns, Refuses To Work For Trump

BREAKING: Entire Senior Level State Department Management Team Resigns, Refuses To Work For Trump

Looks like new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be a bit shorthanded as he begins his tenure at the Department of State. According to the Washington Post: “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 […]

Kerry’s Apology For Decades Of State Dept Anti-LGBT Policies A Huge Step Forward (VIDEO)

Kerry’s Apology For Decades Of State Dept Anti-LGBT Policies A Huge Step Forward (VIDEO)

Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a formal apology for the State Department’s treatment of the LGBT community. He points out that LGBT people have been discriminated against for decades. He said, in part: “In the past – as far back as the 1940s, but continuing for decades – the Department of State was […]

This Loony Adviser Knows Why Trump Won’t Take Russian Hack Seriously (VIDEO)

This Loony Adviser Knows Why Trump Won’t Take Russian Hack Seriously (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has spent the last 48 hours pooh-poohing the nearly irrefutable evidence that Russian interests hacked their way into American computers in hopes of influencing the presidential election. Even for those of us who have gotten used to Trump burying his head in the sand, this is staggering. What could possibly convince him to […]

The State Dept. Threatens Criminal Action Over Putin’s Latest Election Stunt

The State Dept. Threatens Criminal Action Over Putin’s Latest Election Stunt

In an attempt to mock and embarrass the United States over Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump’s remarks on the rigging of the election, Russia and Vladimir Putin sought to send monitors to the U.S. for November 8th’s election. The requests by the Russian government were quickly rebuffed by the State Department who threatened criminal action […]

If Hillary Wins The White House, This Is How She Would Govern (VIDEO)

If Hillary Wins The White House, This Is How She Would Govern (VIDEO)

I was an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter almost from the start of the Democratic primary. But for most of the primary season and for a good part of the campaign, I’ve found it hard to answer one question–if Hillary became the first woman ever to win the White House, how would her administration actually look? […]

Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With The AP’s Story On The Clinton Foundation (TWEET)

Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With The AP’s Story On The Clinton Foundation (TWEET)

The Associated Press recently published a story postulating that Hillary Clinton must be corrupt because she had meetings with people who gave donations to her foundation while she was Secretary of State. The AP claimed that “more than half” of the people Clinton met with while she headed the State Department gave to her foundation. BREAKING: […]

State Department Says FBI Director Is Wrong; Clinton Emails Were NOT Marked Classified

State Department Says FBI Director Is Wrong; Clinton Emails Were NOT Marked Classified

When FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that his office would not be recommending any further investigation into the matter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the State Department, he did scold Clinton and her staff for their careless handling of some communications which had been […]

Congress Requesting Investigations Into Human Rights Violations By Israeli And Egyptian Armies

Congress Requesting Investigations Into Human Rights Violations By Israeli And Egyptian Armies

Some members of Congress are tired of turning a blind eye to the actions of the Israeli military. According to a report in Politico, Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and 10 other members of Congress have asked the State Department to investigate allegations of abuse and human rights violations against the militaries of Israel and Egypt. In […]

‘No KXL’ Comments Light Up D.C. (VIDEO)

‘No KXL’ Comments Light Up D.C. (VIDEO)

After more than 2 million people submitted comments to the State Department against the KXL pipeline, The Other 98% produced a video showcasing the comments which illuminated across Washington D.C. in the hopes they will not be ignored. Many were accompanied with the hashtag, “#myKXLcomment,” and read as follows: Mr Kerry, you’ve stated that climate […]