• Secretary of State Clears Up Recall Election Confusion

    [bc_video video_id=”6267542081001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”rJpklujDf” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” playsinline=”” picture_in_picture=”” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” ] California’s gubernatorial recall election is fast approaching, ballots will start being mailed out August 16th, 2021. “It is rare it’s only happened twice in our history that we’ve had this kind of election,” says Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber […]

  • Lacking clear State Department coronavirus guidance, embassies are just ‘making it up as we go along’

    (CNN) — State Department diplomats and staff are deeply frustrated by the agency’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying they’re getting no clear or consistent guidance to help them operate, meaning embassies are cobbling together their own response on the fly. At headquarters in Washington, where the first positive case was confirmed Thursday, employees have been worried for […]

  • Pompeo is ‘confident’ the US will handle coronavirus ‘better than any nation in the world’

    (CNN) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he was “confident” that the United States would handle the novel coronavirus “better than any nation in the world” as the Trump administration has been under scrutiny for its initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Pompeo voiced the optimism during an interview with CNBC, in response to a question about […]

  • Seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces

    (CNN) — A seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan, negotiated by the US and the Taliban, is set to begin Friday night local time, the US State Department announced. “After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This is an important step on […]

  • Kushner’s FBI interviews to be held for review, Justice Department says

    The Justice Department did not hand over the FBI’s summary of Jared Kushner’s interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller last week — despite a judge’s order to do so — because “a member of the intelligence community” needs to ensure the material has been properly redacted, a department attorney said Wednesday. DOJ lawyer Courtney Enlow […]

  • George Conway calls for more thorough investigation in impeachment trial

    Conservative attorney George Conway called Wednesday for a more thorough investigation in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, telling CNN, “this is a trial where they should want to hear the evidence.” Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Conway argued that if “everyone’s so sure that the evidence will exonerate” Trump, then the Republican-led Senate […]

  • Pompeo dismisses Iraqi request to work on plan to withdraw US troops

    State Department officials on Friday made clear that the United States does not intend to withdraw troops from Iraq, despite requests from that country’s leadership to establish a mechanism to do so. The statements are the latest in the back and forth between US and Iraqi officials on the question of continued US troop presence in Iraq […]

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