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  • Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against

    03/13/2017 4:24:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 3/313/2017 | Harriet Alexander
    (Full article title: Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria') Hillary Clintonís team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trumpís, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the ďhysteriaĒ surrounding Mr Trumpís links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. But Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that America...
  • Hillary Clinton's Team Met With Russian Ambassador, Says Kremlin Spokesman

    03/13/2017 7:02:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/13/17 | Harriet Alexander
    Hillary Clintonís team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trumpís, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the ďhysteriaĒ surrounding Mr Trumpís links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. ďThis is his job,Ē said Mr Peskov, speaking on CNNís Sunday morning politics show. ďHe was talking about bilateral relations, about what is going on in the United States, so we have...
  • Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Ambassador Also Met with Clinton Campaign

    03/12/2017 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Russian President Vladimir Putinís spokesman said in an interview that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who met with Donald Trumpís presidential campaign, also met with advisers to the Hillary Clinton campaign. ďWell, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,Ē Dmitry Peskov told CNNís GPS host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. ďThere are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.Ē
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ĎMuslim Brotherhoodís Stoogeí?

    03/10/2017 3:55:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A familiar face from the Obama disaster in Egypt. Reprinted from PJ Media.†Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman†Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.† Secretary of Defense Jim Mattisí pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic.Politico†briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers. † As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his...
  • Senate Committee approves Friedman, Trumpís ambassador to Israel

    03/10/2017 6:30:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of recommending the nomination of President Donald Trumpís choice for US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, by a tally of 12-9. The vote was almost completely divided along party lines. The only Democrat who broke ranks to join all Republican members of the committee to vote yes, was New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Chairman of the committee, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee explained his decision and that of his Republican colleagues in the committee to recommend Trumpís nominee. ďMr. Friedman is an impassioned advocate for America and for strengthening the mutually beneficial...
  • Jon Huntsman Accepts Trump Offer To Be Ambassador To Russia

    03/09/2017 12:42:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 9, 2017 | Randy DeSoto
    Once called on Trump to drop out of the presidential raceFormer Utah Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman accepted an offer on Wednesday from President Donald Trump to be the United Statesí next ambassador to Russia. Huntsman served as ambassador to China under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and was ambassador to Singapore in the early 1990s under presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The former presidential candidate endorsed Donald Trump for the office in April of last year days before the billionaire businessman won enough delegates to secure the nomination. In October, Huntsman withdrew...
  • Public radio report: Kansas governor Sam Brownback leaving KS for ambassador post in Italy

    03/08/2017 4:11:07 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Fox 4 Kansas City ^ | 3/8/17 | Anon
    Governor Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, has reportedly been offered a new job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome. Kansas Public Radio reports Brownback is preparing to leave Kansas to take the job in Italy. KPR reports that it has talked to an anonymous source that calls the appointment a 'done deal.' Gov. Brownback would fill the now-vacant position of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
  • Jon Huntsman to be Russia ambassador

    03/08/2017 3:05:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/2017 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. has accepted President Trump's offer to be the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Fox News has confirmed. Sources told Fox that Trump called Huntsman Monday to offer him the job. If confirmed, Huntsman would head to Moscow at a time when relations between the U.S. and Russia have reached a low point in the post-Cold War era. Hunstman's acceptance also ends speculation about a possible primary challenge against Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is up for re-election next year. Huntsman previously served as U.S. Ambassador to China between 2009 and 2011,...
  • Facts On The Sessions/Russia Ambassador Meetings Ė The Obama Administration Planned The ďMeetingsĒ

    03/04/2017 8:08:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    We are beginning to get the facts behind the Sessions/Russia Ambassador meetings. But MOST OF ALL, we are beginning to understand there is no longer a distinction between those opposing Trump and the worst of those in the PROGRESSIVE movement. They are one in the same, and in understanding this will help us to win this war. These progressives will lie and do anything it takes to get to Trump, and they are working for Obama. Donít forget that Obamaís new group OFA with their headquarters at Obamaís new home are following Saul Alinskyís rules for radicals. Basically he explains...
  • Why has Al Franken not been asked what he askes Sessions?

    03/03/2017 7:09:25 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 26 replies
    So I know Franken and we'll tow the party line but I just wanted to get him on record. Senator Franken and what was the intent of your question Were you asking had Senator Sessions ever met with any Russian officials in the context of the election? Or were you asking if Senator Sessions at ever met with any Russian officials ever? If your question was the later do you think your question was clear on that point of Harry ever met with any Russian officials for any reasons.... and as working Senator Franken you would know that in your...
  • WIKILEAKS: Clinton campaign had "private off the record get together" with the Chinese

    02/17/2017 5:25:14 AM PST · by The G Man · 70 replies
  • No more 'B.S.!' Look who Trump picks for EU ambassador (Ted Malloch)

    02/05/2017 3:25:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 2-5-17 | WND
    The next U.S. ambassador to the European Union is warning that his boss, President Donald Trump, wonít take any ďbulló-Ē from Brussels. Howís that for start to diplomacy? Ted Malloch, Trumpís pick for the post, shocked BBC presenters Sunday morning with his bluntness, predicting the impending collapse of the EU as President Trump continues to lay down the law. During an interview with Pienaarís Politics, the economist, WND author and contributor said the time is over for ďbaby talk and political correctnessĒ of EU elites such as Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Guy Verhofstadt. The early Brexit backer said Trump...
  • DELINGPOLE: Donald Trump is going to make the European Union history

    01/28/2017 3:34:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Hereís a perfect example Ė in which Trumpís prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBCís Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth heíd want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean youíre clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History

    01/28/2017 2:38:48 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Hereís a perfect example Ė in which Trumpís prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBCís Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth heíd want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean youíre clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Nikki Haley to UN members: ĎWeíre taking namesí

    01/27/2017 11:04:40 AM PST · by blucanary · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    New US Ambassador Nikki Haley strutted into the UN on Friday with a blunt message to American allies: ďFor those who donít have our backs, weíre taking names.Ē The former South Carolina governor made the remark to reporters as she arrived at the world bodyís headquarters in Manhattan to present her credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • My story is an American story, says Nikki Haley at confirmation hearing

    01/19/2017 8:14:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Agencies
    If confirmed by the US Senate, Haley, 44, would be the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any presidential administration. "My story is an American story", Indian American Nikki Haley said as she shared her experience of growing up in the United States and challenges faced by her family over the years, during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. "I was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of immigrants from Punjab, India. My parents had comfortable lives in India, but they chose to give up those comforts...
  • Trump Fires All Obama Politically Appointed Ambassadors Effective Inauguration Day (You're FIRED!)

    01/05/2017 7:15:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 219 replies
    Gateway ^ | 1-5-2017 | Kristenn Taylor
    President-elect Donald Trump has fired,effective Inauguration Day January 20, every U.S. ambassador politically appointed by President Barack Obama, according to a report published Thursday night by the New York Times. The Times reports the State Department sent out a notice on December 23 informing the ambassadors of Trumpís order. The move sent shock waves through the diplomatic corps as some ambassadors in previous transitions had been given time to leave their post for personal convenience.
  • NYT reporter tweets Trump ready to name Brian Burns as US Ambassador [to Ireland]

    12/30/2016 5:20:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 30, 2016 09:22 AM | Niall OíDowd
    Brian Burns, a son of Joe Kennedyís closest political advisor and a leading Irish American philanthropist, will be Donald Trumpís choice as Ambassador to Ireland, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman has tweeted. Burnsí name was first reported by IrishCentral as the likely choice earlier this month. Burns and his wife Eileen have close personal ties to Trump and were at Mar-a-lago, in Palm Beach, FL, for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. They were early supporters of the billionaire, who counts them as close friends. [Ö] The 80-year-old Burns is a nationally regarded businessman, attorney and philanthropist. He is the chairman...
  • BREAKING: Putin Goes to WarÖ Tells Terrorists, Youíre About ďto Feel ItĒ

    12/19/2016 4:41:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 243 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Ben Marquis
    ďA crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,Ē Putin declared. ďThere can only be one response Ė stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.Ē While praising slain Ambassador Andrei Karlov, Putin also revealed that he is sending investigators to Turkey to work hand-in-hand with Turkish officials, proclaiming, ďWe must know who directed the killerís hand,Ē according to Newsmax.
  • Russian ambassador to Turkey dead after being shot in 'assassination attempt in revenge for Aleppo'

    12/19/2016 9:15:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 256 replies
    Mirror ^ | Updated17:02, 19 DEC 2016 | Chris kitching
    Russia's ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo. The gunman reportedly said in Turkish "We die in Aleppo, you die here" before opening fire and injuring Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
  • Andrey Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey is shot and killed by Turkish police officer

    12/19/2016 10:43:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Video of the moment Russian ambassador was shot in Ankara. feed source was on Twitter.
  • Trump Chooses Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel

    President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli far right, as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, elevating a campaign adviser who has questioned the need for a two-state solution and has likened left-leaning Jews in America to the Jews who aided the Nazis in the Holocaust.
  • Trump taps Israel advisor as next ambassador to Israel

    12/15/2016 5:04:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 50 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 16/12/16 | Elad Benari
    President-elect to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman: I look forward to serving from Jerusalem. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, the transition team said in a statement on Thursday, according to Reuters. Friedman served as Trumpís advisor on Israel affairs during the election campaign. "(Friedman) has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me. His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for...
  • Trump Picks Iowa Governor Branstad As US Ambassador To China, Beijing Calls Him "Old Friend"

    12/07/2016 9:00:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2016
    As reported in Frontrunning, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world's second-largest economy by speaking to Taiwan's president. Earlier in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang called Branstad an "old friend" of China when asked about a report on the appointment, although he added Beijing would work with any U.S. ambassador.The appointment of Branstad will likely ease trade tensions between the two countries, the world's two biggest agricultural producers, diplomats and trade experts said according to Reuters. It also suggests...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • Trump: Farage Would do ĎGreat Jobí As UK Ambassador to USA

    11/22/2016 6:29:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. The next president of the United States issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst ďmany peopleĒ in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin. Writing at 9:22pm on Monday night, the President-elect said: ďMany people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the...
  • Mike Huckabee will be ambassador to Israel, move embassy to Jerusalem [false rumor?]

    11/18/2016 12:17:19 PM PST · by dead · 129 replies
    Mike Huckabee is headed back to the Holy Land. The two-time White House hopeful, former Fox New Channel weekend host and former governor of Arkansas will be America's next ambassador to Israel, a presidential transition official confirmed to on Friday. He is scheduled to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump Friday at 2:00 p.m. Huckabee, an ordained Baptist preacher and electric bass player, will become the tip of Trump's spear as he seeks to shake up U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East, beginning with relocating America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 'That's going to happen,' the...
  • French ambassador to the US: "world is collapsing" as Donald Trump looks to become President

    11/09/2016 3:28:10 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 22 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/09/2016 | Anthony Bond
    Gerard Araud, who is the serving [French] ambassador [to the US], tweeting his astonishing remarks as forecasters predict the Republican billionaire will defeat Hillary Clinton. The 63-year-old said: "After Brexit and this election, everything is now possible. A world is collapsing before our eyes. Dizziness." (AprŤs Brexit et cette ťlection, tout est dťsormais possible. Un monde s'effondre devant nos yeux. Un vertige.)
  • Phony Ambassador Running Obamaís Anti-Islamic State Diplomacy

    09/30/2015 11:28:37 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 12:00 pm | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration official most likely in line to become the next U.S. envoy to the Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) has falsely presented himself as an official U.S. ambassador by the administration for the last five months, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Brett McGurk, a deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition who serves under General John Allen, was temporarily appointed by the administration as an ambassador on Oct. 18, 2014. He was conferred this rank through a little-known legal loophole that allows the administration to...
  • Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

    08/17/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 5:14 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job ó as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity. World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan cited Bloombergís longtime support for its efforts to control smoking and tobacco use, improve road safety and prevent drowning in announcing Wednesday that he will be the agencyís Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases. She said Bloomberg will help mobilize national and local political leaders, donors and the private sector to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases...
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insults US ambassador (Calls him "gay son of a bitch"

    08/11/2016 4:27:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 August 2016 | Duan McKirdy
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the US ambassador to his country a "gay son of a bitch" in a speech, prompting US diplomats to raise the issue with their Filipino counterparts in Washington. Recounting Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the country, Duterte, speaking Tagalog, said that he was feuding with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. "I was with (incoming defense chief General) Delfin Lorenzana. We talked to Kerry, he was actually OK because I had a fight with his ambassador. I told him: 'your ambassador is a gay son of a bitch.'"
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 152 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Is Ambassador Chris Stevens DEAD because Hillary's unsecure server was hacked?

    07/07/2016 11:03:11 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 31 replies ^ | July 7, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Was the Ambassador's location and mission in Benghazi compromised because the bad guys hacked Hillary's server? I think Comey knows more than he is willing to disclose. Did a video cause the attack in Benghazi? No. THAT WAS A BLATANT LIE. It's far more likely Hillary's server getting hacked is the reason for the attack in Benghazi. Emails leading up to Benghazi are MISSING and were deleted from Hillary's server. That is a FACT. Hillary is covering her tracks and the FBI knows it.
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How ďMovie ProtestĒ Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • EU ambassador quits after telling Turks to be more like Germans

    06/14/2016 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06/14/2016 09:35 | James Crisp
    The European Unionís ambassador to Turkey has quit after criticizing the Turks for their handling of a deal to tackle the refugee crisis, and telling them they should be more like Germans. Under the terms of the controversial pact, Turkey gets cash and visa-free travel to the EU in return for taking back migrants illegally crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Turkey also wants discussions on it joining the EU to be restarted as the price for its help. The European Commission has set 72 conditions that Turkey must meet to get visa-free travel. But negotiations have stalled over the EUís...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Rejects Obamaís Middle East Policy Claims Made in ĎAtlanticí

    03/10/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    algemeinr journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Ruthie Blum
    President Barack Obamaís recent claim about the real meaning of his 2009 Cairo speech ďis patently unsubstantiated by the text,Ē former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Oren, today a member of Knesset with the centrist Kulanu party, was responding to statements Obama made in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the just-released April edition of The Atlantic. ďMy argument was this,Ē Obama told Goldberg, ďLetís all stop pretending that the cause of the Middle Eastís problems is IsraelÖ We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I...
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador

    02/19/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an unusual suggestion for U.N. ambassador at a rally on Friday: "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. "How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador's face when Phil says, 'What is wrong with you people?'" Cruz joked to an applauding crowd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Fired ambassador: I used Stateís e-mail for official business

    03/06/2015 4:35:53 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 6,2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    So the issue with Gration at State wasnít that he used private e-mail services for official business, or at least thatís Grationís recollection of it. In fact, Gration had no problem using the ďOpenNetĒ system, but State wouldnít allow him to use his official devices to go outside of it. There is also one other key difference between Gration and Hillary, emphasis mine: ďIt is false that I ignored State Department instructions and willfully disregarded State Department regulations concerning the use of commercial email for official government business. I used the OpenNet for much of my official business as I...
  • You have ONE question for Hillary tomorrow.. What would it be? Here's mine:

    10/21/2015 10:05:50 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 73 replies ^ | October 21, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    If you could ask Hillary ONE question tomorrow during the hearing, what would it be? Give some background first if you wish. Here's mine: "Why did you reduce Ambassador Stevens' security just prior to the most dangerous day of the year for Americans overseas, which is that of 9/11?"

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putinís ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and ďanother former official from Bill Clintonís administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putinís Russiaóseemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.Ē Blumenthal ďpassed along a note...
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Netanyahu is Refusing to Discuss the Day After Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    jp updates ^ | 8/10/15 | Eliyahu Berkowitz
    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro took it Monday to the airwaves, in interviews to Israelís Army Radio and Reshet Bet, suggesting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should try a different approach than simply objecting to President Obamaís deal with Iran. According to Shaprio, Netanyahu should accept the deal as a fait accompli and begin planning for the day after. Such measures would includes discussions over strengthening security relations to cope with Hezbollahís rearming and defense measure that would protect Israel from Iranian missile threats. ďSo far, the prime minister is not prepared to hold talks,Ē he told Army Radio....
  • 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Official Trailer

    07/28/2015 8:37:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    Thirteenhoursmovie ^ | 7/28/2015 | Michael Bay
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an upcoming American action thriller film produced and directed by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on the 2013 book 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff. It is the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after the attack of Islamist militants on September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks. The film stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma. Filming began on...
  • Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

    06/21/2015 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/21/15 | Larry Getlen
    On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. Modal Trigger The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO¬ís funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed. Michael Oren, who served as Israel¬ís US ambassador from 2009 to 2013, said the president, having opposed Palestine¬ís admission to the agency, ¬ďthought he had done enough .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. and did not need to punish them further.¬Ē President Obama responded to Congress¬í act by admonishing Israel for...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador: Obama Has a ProblemĖwith America

    06/17/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    More alarming for me still were Obamaís attitudes towards America. Vainly, I scoured Dreams from My Father for some expression of reverence, even respect, for the country its author would someday lead. Instead, the book criticizes Americans for their capitalism and consumer culture, for despoiling their environment and maintaining antiquated power structures. Traveling abroad, they exhibited ďignorance and arroganceĒĖthe very shortcomings the presidentís critics assigned to him.
  • Rubio: Iíll block confirmation of any ambassador to Cuba without key concessions from Castros

    06/01/2015 7:32:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    And that means that Marco Rubio will block any nominee for the position. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, who is coming home after breaking his leg while bicycling, Rubio pledges not just to oppose any nominee but ‚Äúto block the Administration¬ís efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an Ambassador to Havana‚ÄĚ until Barack Obama and Kerry work to wring concessions from the Castros. In particular, Rubio wants American fugitives extradited to face long-delayed justice in the US: Secondly, I urge you to make central to the current talks the repatriation of known...
  • Pope Francis meets with gay French ambassador nominee

    04/24/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | April 24, 2015 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Credit: Daniel Ib√°√Īez/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 24, 2015 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis met April 17 with Laurent Stefanini, the openly gay foreign service officer named by France to be ambassador to the Vatican. News of the private audience, which was kept strictly confidential, was reported April 22 by the French magazine Le Canard Enchain√©, although the magazine said that the meeting took place April 18. A source from the Vatican Secretariat of State told CNA that the meeting actually took place in the late evening of April 17, and confirmed that it...
  • An Important Clarification on the Proposed French Ambassador to the Vatican

    04/16/2015 11:33:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 4/15/15 | Steve Skojec
    Stories were blowing up the Internet last week saying that France was sending Laurent Stefanini ó an ďopenly gayĒ ambassador ó to the Vatican. More turmoil and surprise when the Vatican refused his appointment. We didnít cover the story, though we did link to it in this piece. Only something is not right: The first interesting point is that Stefanini, before the press took hold of this affair, was not publicly known as a homosexual: reliable sources say he never touched the subject. He is 54, unmarried, without children; he also has no known companion. He is not known ever...
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    04/10/2015 2:34:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 10, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The MSM took what the Pope said on the airplane (about a homosexual who is trying to live a holy life), that is, ‚ÄúWho am I to judge?‚ÄĚ and ran with only half the story, giving the impression that Pope Francis approved of some way of homosexual acts.Wrong. ¬†HEREThis Pope is not a liberal when it comes to doctrine. ¬†He doesn‚Äôt think that homosexual sex is okay.I have been saying for a couple years now that when liberals figure that out, they will turn on Francis.I read this today at the Telegraph: Pope Francis ‚Äėrefuses‚Äô gay French ambassadorPope Francis‚Äô reputation...
  • White House to Netanyahu: You created the crisis, you fix it (Zero wants Israeli Ambassador fired)

    03/04/2015 6:09:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | 1:20 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Though the administration won't say so directly, U.S. officials hint replacing Ambassador Ron Dermer is key to mending ties. Senior U.S. officials made clear after the speech that the White House sees Netanyahu as the one who created the current crisis, and so if he is reelected, the responsibility for repairing the breach will be his. ďWe are not the ones who created this crisis,Ē said a senior administration official. ďPresident Obama has another two years in office and we wish to go back to a reality where you can work together despite the differences. The prime minister of Israel...
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    06/12/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    U.S. Ambassador To Belgium Howard Gutman, who was a top Obama campaign bundler, reportedly ďsolicited prostitutes, including minors.Ē Gutman was also a Palin-basher who challenged her parenting skills. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The New York Post reported, via Weasel Zippers: A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup ó including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clintonís security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agencyís inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clintonís chief of staff,...