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  • Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

    04/08/2014 11:26:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    <p>Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine.</p> <p>"What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived crisis with paid operatives across an international boundary," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.</p>
  • Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept.

    04/05/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept. By Tom Blumer Created 04/05/2014 - 9:32am Several weeks ago, MRC-TV's Dan Joseph visited the Democratic Party's winter meeting to see if attendees could name a single tangible of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. They couldn't. It turns out that Hillary Clinton herself can't even do that. Remember how Texas Governor Rick Perry was mercilessly ridiculed in the press for his 2011 debate brain cramp when he couldn't identify the third of three federal government agencies he would eliminate? At the Women of the World Summit...
  • John Kerry to urge climate action in Indonesia address

    02/15/2014 5:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:16 ET
    "Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks on the compelling and undeniable scientific case of this growing challenge, that is pushing the planet towards a tipping point of no return", a senior state department official said. Mr Kerry wants to help broker a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the US and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution, the BBC's Washington correspondent Kim Ghattas reports. The talks in Paris next year are aimed at finding a new international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2020. The US never ratified the Kyoto agreement, signed...
  • Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton: ‘Talk is cheap’

    01/27/2014 1:46:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Jose DelReal
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday issued a sharp retort to comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi embassy attack in 2012: “Talk is cheap.” “The pattern with Hillary and the pattern with President Obama is virtually the same,” Cruz (R-Texas) told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News. “Hillary Clinton today apparently says she regrets that four brave Americans lost their lives; that we lost the first ambassador in active duty since 1979. But at the same time, she doesn’t want to do anything to fix it.” “Talk is cheap. She needs to stand up and demand...
  • Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’

    01/26/2014 4:47:40 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 54 replies
    PAT DOLLAR ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jack Flash
    Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’ May 14, 2013 Jack Flash http://patdollard.com/2013/05/flashback-hillary-clinton-fired-from-watergate-investigation-for-lying-unethical-behavior-conspiracy-to-violate-the-constitution/ Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana It may help you to remember this bit of history regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton.... Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff:...
  • Kerry: If North Korea has a nuke, why, that would be a problem

    12/16/2013 10:08:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    How’s this for a confidence-builder as John Kerry prepares to sign off on a deal with Iran that will supposedly keep the mullahcracy from developing their own nuclear weapons? In an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, the Secretary of State appears unaware that North Korea has repeatedly proven itself to have nuclear weapons with three tests of its devices. Instead, Kerry talks about the DPRK regime “potentially” having nuclear weapons in the middle of discussing the show trial and execution of the new Dear Leader’s uncle:
  • Busted: Secretary of State John Kerry Was Boating While Egypt Fell Apart

    07/05/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone. While Egypt (the country we just sent F16s to) was experiencing a coup this week, Secretary of State John Kerry was boating in Nantucket. Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald: First, State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki (who also worked as a spokesman for the Obama campaign) denied Kerry was in Nantucket despite multiple reports, sitings and a Kerry motorcade traffic jam. Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in...
  • Kerry: US Wants No Confrontation With Russia

    06/25/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 25, 2013 | Deb Riechmann
    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the United States is not looking for a confrontation with Russia, where admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is believed to be hiding. Speaking at a news conference in Saudi Arabia, Kerry said it's true that the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia but called on Moscow to comply with common law practices between countries where fugitives are concerned...
  • First Bosnia, then Benghazi?

    05/07/2013 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    5/7/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Is there a pattern here with Hillary? Remember the supposed sniper-fire? How could she mistake no sniper fire for sniper fire? Thus, how could she have misspoken? And now Benghazi? Has she told the truth? Did she tell the truth on Bosnia? Just curious...
  • Hillary Clinton’s People Covered Up Al Qaeda Role in Benghazi to Avoid Blame

    05/05/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 5-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    May 5, 2013 Hillary ClintonÂ’s People Covered Up Al Qaeda Role in Benghazi to Avoid Blame Daniel Greemfield Accountability is not a word that the Clinton clan believes in; as the Weekly Standard documents how the CIA talking points were reduced to mush and blame was redirected away from Hillary Clinton and toward a guy who uploaded a YouTube trailer. After a briefing on Capitol Hill by CIA director David Petraeus, Democrat Dutch Ruppersburger, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, asked the intelligence community for unclassified guidance on what members of Congress could say in their public comments...
  • Biden and Kerry to honor Benghazi victims…eight months after attacks

    05/02/2013 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 32 replies
    Even though White House Press Secretary Jay Carney thinks “Benghazi happened a long time ago,” the four people killed in the attacks are just now being officially honored.
  • Israel Signaling: Palestinian Authority Demands are Unrealistic

    04/09/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2013, 10:04 AM | Gil Ronen
    Israeli officials’ leaks to the press indicate that Israel seeks to downplay the chances of renewed negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempts to get the talks restarted. … The sources said that the PA’s demand to get a map of the final borders Israel wants to attain is unacceptable, and added that Israel will no grant the PA any far reaching concessions in return for resumption of negotiations. …
  • Hillary Clinton snagged in Benghazi cover-up -New reports prompt questions about perplexing

    03/31/2013 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 3/31/13 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – As media reports present evidence the U.S. has played a central role in arming Syrian rebels, new questions now emerge about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the controversial scheme. The questions prompt a second look at the perplexing security decisions made by Clinton and other top Obama administration officials the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on American facilities in Benghazi. One of those key decisions reportedly delayed an investigative FBI team from arriving at the Benghazi site for 24 days. The site was widely reported to have contained classified documents. WND raised the...
  • Hillary Clinton snagged in Benghazi cover-up

    03/31/2013 3:37:59 PM PDT · by wesagain · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 31, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    "New reports prompt questions about perplexing security decisions after attack"JERUSALEM – As media reports present evidence the U.S. has played a central role in arming Syrian rebels, new questions now emerge about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the controversial scheme. The questions prompt a second look at the perplexing security decisions made by Clinton and other top Obama administration officials the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on American facilities in Benghazi. One of those key decisions reportedly delayed an investigative FBI team from arriving at the Benghazi site for 24 days. The site was widely...
  • US praises Germany’s “exemplary leadership” in Europe (John Kerry)

    02/27/2013 3:45:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 02/27/2013 @ 09:58 | Valentina Pop
    On his first trip to Berlin as US foreign secretary, John Kerry on Tuesday (26 February) praised Germany’s leadership in Europe and made a strong case for an EU-US free trade agreement. … “What you’re doing now in Germany is so remarkable in terms of leading Europe and expressing a vision about where we can go together,” Kerry told the young audience. He repeated the compliment when meeting Merkel, thanking “Germany's exemplary leadership.” …
  • State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppresse

    02/01/2013 9:58:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    cns.com ^ | 2/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title...State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppressed Their Identities AfterwardBefore the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, the department undertook a calculated effort to publicize the agents’ names and faces--presenting them in a State Department promotional magazine posted on the Internet. After the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks, the State Department has treated the names and faces of the DS agents who survived those attacks as if they were classified information. This remarkable about-face raises two questions: Why can’t the American people know the names--and hear the stories--of the heroic DS agents...
  • Kerry Calls for Release of Imprisoned Christian Pastor in Iran

    01/30/2013 8:22:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Iran’s “continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion” and urged the release of an American Christian pastor imprisoned for his religious beliefs. In a written response to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to questions during his confirmation hearing last week obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Kerry, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, said he is “deeply concerned” about Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Christian faith on Sunday. … Abedini, 32, who is from Boise, Idaho, has been jailed in Iran...
  • Clinton: Nobody more committed to security

    01/23/2013 9:12:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST | Donna Cassata
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya. In probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as America’s top diplomat, Clinton once again took full responsibility for the department’s missteps leading up to assault at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. … Clinton’s testimony was focusing on the Libya attack after more than three months of Republican charges that the Obama administration ignored signs...
  • Sec. of State? Kerry’s Criticism of U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Back 42 Years

    01/08/2013 5:20:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of State—Hillary Clinton is expected to resign from the position this spring—has often been critical of U.S. foreign policy, likening some American soldiers in Vietnam to Genghis Kahn and to war criminals, and being “Messianic” and fueling international animosity, among other criticisms. … Back on Apr. 22, 1971, Kerry testified on behalf of the Veterans Against the Vietnam War before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In his testimony, he said, “[S]everal months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated...
  • Source: Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration

    12/13/2012 1:01:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Source: Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration (CNN) - A senior administration official confirms to CNN that Susan Rice has withdrawn her name......
  • Chris Matthews: Maybe a Susan Rice nomination isn’t such a great idea after all (Video)

    11/28/2012 10:35:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When even Chris Matthews can see the dangers in pushing Susan Rice as Hillary Clinton's replacement, maybe the White House should pay attention. Via Eliana Johnson at NRO, the second term hasn't yet begun and Barack Obama needs as much political capital as possible to win on the "fiscal cliff." Why take on this fight, especially when an easy option --- and a better one --- in John Kerry is at hand? Matthews predicts a "very messy and hot" fight over the nomination if it indeed comes, which will be "not helpful," and Matthews hears it may not come at...
  • OCTOBER 16: THE NYT STILL CLAIMS VIDEO CAUSED BENGHAZI ATTACK

    10/16/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    After U.S. intelligence, U.S. security officers in Libya, Reps Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Dan Burton (R-IN), and even the State Dept say the Benghazi attack was terrorism, The New York Times is claiming "there is little doubt what occurred" -- it was the video. Although Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy referred to the attack as terrorism less than 24 hours after it took place, and even the White House was forced into admitting this truth publicly a few weeks later, the Times says nope -- it was simply a group of Islamic militants reacting "emotionally" in "retaliation...
  • Will Hillary’s Leap Under the Bus Be Enough?

    10/16/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT · by Harley · 8 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | Oct 16, 2012 | JDZ
    In a last desperate attempt to save Barack Obama’s hopes of re-election, Hillary Clinton took a leaf from Charles Dickens’ Sydney Carton, and did the “far, far better thing,” taking responsibility for the failure to provide security for the consulate in Benghazi and for the long series of misstatements, fabrications, and falsehoods describing the carefully-planned terrorist attack calculatedly timed to occur on 9/11 as a spontaneous mob outburst provoked by an obscure video. Hillary Clinton, of course, does not fully resemble Sydney Carton. She is not going to the guillotine. She is only “accepting responsibility,” which in the manner of...
  • Libya Cover-Up: Hillary Clinton Throws Obama Under His Own Benghazi Bus

    10/15/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT · by mgist · 24 replies
    Theothermcain ^ | 10/14/12 | Robert Stacy
    A confusing array of contradictions concerning the murders of four Americans, one of which was a U.S. ambassador, was made worse by Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks during the debate with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan Thursday evening. Today the confusion only worsened yet again when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters that her agency was not the source of misinformation concerning the attacks, charging instead that the White House was the source of the false mantra that the murders were spurred by an anti-Muslim film made in the  United States. Clinton told reporters that when Susan Rice,...
  • Hillary Clinton: "I Take Responsibility" For Benghazi (But It Was An Underlng's Fault)

    10/15/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 78 replies
    But of course she blames it on lower-level advisers. She says "I am responsible" for the security of State's 60,000 workers, but then says she's not responsible at all: "The decision about security aspects are made by security professionals." Source: Wendell Goler on FoxNews, about 40 minutes ago. The quote was printed on screen. I'm responsible, but then again, I'm not; the buck stops with me, but not really, it was this low-level political appointee scapegoat who's going to claim he "shielded" me from these demands for additional security on his own authority. But don't blame the President. See, I've...
  • Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack

    Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. "I take responsibility" for what happened on September 11, Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Elise Labott soon after arriving in Lima, Peru, for a visit. The interview, one of a series given to U.S. television networks Monday night, was the first she has given about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice...
  • Weapons Hunting: The Reason for the 9-11 Murders in Libya

    10/15/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 10 replies
    Libyan al Qaeda ringleader Qumu, hired by Hillary Clinton to overthrow America-cooperative Muammar Qaddafi, in the Obama/Clinton version of the bipartisan-prepared Arab Spring, kills the U.S. field staff engaged in weapons tracking and (one would hope) recovery, on the job in Benghazi, on 9-11-2012...
  • Author Ed Klein: As Benghazi blame nears Hillary, Clintons grow furious

    10/12/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 265 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/12 | Alex Pappas
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a press conference Friday that responsibility for the consulate in Libya fell on the State Department, not the White House. If blame for the security failures falls to Hillary Clinton, Klein said, it’s possible that she would even consider resigning over the...
  • COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI

    09/14/2012 8:54:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 181 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-14-2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    September 14, 2012 COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI Michael Patrick Leahy In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department: The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it. Earlier, on Howie Carr's radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the...
  • Report: Hillary ignored warnings

    09/13/2012 7:48:18 PM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 103 replies
    Breitbart: Big Peace ^ | 9/13/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, we reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responsible under the law for the “security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all US government personnel … on official duty abroad.” Clinton herself seemed bewildered by the attacks on the Libyan consulate, asking, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” --SNIP-- But according to the Independent, she had no reason to be puzzled. Quoting senior diplomatic sources, the paper reports, “the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in...
  • Hillary Clinton Dances With Farmers In Malawi (video)

    08/06/2012 5:17:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 6, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton made a stop in the African country of Malawi as part of an 11 day tour. She happily joined local farmers for a dance. Clinton announced a planned U.S. investment in the next three years of $46 million for agriculture in Malawi.
  • Bee swarm attacks Hillary Clinton

    08/06/2012 8:07:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6 Aug 2012 | Justin Sink
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Malawi had an inauspicious finale on Monday as she and her detail were targeted by a swarm of bees at the airport. Clinton and her detail were headed to board her plane at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital, Lilongwe, when a swarm of bees descended on the farewell gathering. According to press reports, Malawi and American officials scampered for cover while Clinton ran onto the jet for cover.
  • Secretary Clinton All But Mum On Chen Guangcheng Case [Shameful and Disgusting! A New Low!]

    04/30/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 30, 2012
    Secretary Clinton All But Mum On Chen Guangcheng Case April 30, 2012 Hours before she was scheduled to leave for China on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton avoided giving details about how the U.S. would address the plight of a blind Chinese dissident who escaped from house arrest. U.S. officials have declined to confirm reports that activist and attorney Chen Guangcheng is under protection at the American Embassy in Beijing. His plight has been diplomatically dicey for the United States, which faces competing pressures to cooperate with China and press it to stop human rights abuses. Clinton, who...
  • The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

    10/07/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2009 | William La Jeunesse & Maxim Lott
    EXCLUSIVE: You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States. -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama. -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges,...
  • ATF: The White House Knew

    07/28/2011 4:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: A former ATF special agent tells Congress a National Security Council staffer was informed about Operation Fast and Furious before guns allowed into Mexico wound up at the murder scene of a U.S. agent. The latest evidence that both the White House and attorney general knew and approved of Project Gunrunner and its deadly offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious, came this week in the testimony of William Newell, ATF special agent in charge of the Phoenix office, before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That the "stench of cover-up," as Fox News analyst Brit Hume described...
  • Kerry Tries To Soothe Pakistan Diplomatic Dispute

    02/15/2011 3:40:16 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Babar Dogar and Heidi Vogt
    LAHORE, Pakistan – U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government. Kerry also expressed regret for the deaths of two Pakistani men in an apparent attempt to smooth over relations with the important ally in the war against extremists and al-Qaeda while still insisting that the American needs to be released.
  • Anyone else noticed that Hilalry Clinton has "vanished?"

    02/10/2011 12:10:40 PM PST · by ken5050 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    one man's opinion...
    As the situation in Egypt heats up all day today..where's our Secretary of State? Just a few dayys ago, she made the rounds of ALL the Sunday talk shows. Today..nary a peep...What's up?
  • John Kerry: Not Interested in Being Secretary of State

    02/04/2011 4:57:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    John Kerry: Not Interested in Being Secretary of State February 04, 2011 5:32 PM JON KARLABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He has no interest in being Secretary of State. Of course, there is no opening. Hillary Clinton is no Secretary of State and shows no sign of leaving any time soon. But Senator Kerry, who now serves as Congress’s ambassador to the world in his role as chairman of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee has frequently faced speculation he secretly covets Hillary Clinton’s job. The most recent example: A...
  • A crisis of non-interference (a view of Obama from Russia)

    01/25/2011 7:19:57 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 2 replies
    Grani.ru ^ | January 24th, 2011 | Vladimir Abarinov
    Though it has not yet been officially announced, there is no longer any doubt that Barack Obama will run for a second term. The team from his first campaign has moved to Chicago, where it will set up his re-election committee. In March the president must submit a formal application to the Federal Election Commission, and his advisers are full of enthusiasm: their boss’s ratings have moved upward with confidence. According to the Rasmussen poling service, for the first time since last year Obama’s positive rating has reached 50 percent. Intrade, an exchange for political predictions, gave odds in favor...
  • Hillary Clinton Falls While Boarding Plane

    01/12/2011 6:12:56 AM PST · by edpc · 113 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12 Jan 2011 | Unk
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  • AZ Border Sheriff: 'I Have About As Much Regard for the U.N. as I Do the Vermin'

    08/31/2010 12:49:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/31/2010 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it “amazing” that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review. “Well, it’s just amazing to me,” Dever told CNSNews.com. “Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then.” The Bush administration refused to join the U.N. Human...
  • Did Our Federal Government File A Complaint Against Arizona With The UN Over Human Rights?

    08/30/2010 1:42:08 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Neil Cavuto's show | August 30, 2010 | Stayfree
    Heard part of Neil Cavuto interviewing one of the authors of the Arizona Illegal Alien law. Sounded like our own federal government has filed a human rights complaint with the UN against the state of Arizona...is this true?
  • Brewer to State Department: Remove Reference to Arizona Law from U.N. Report

    08/30/2010 9:38:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2010 | Staff
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer demanded Friday that a reference to the state's controversial immigration law be removed from a State Department report to the United Nations' human rights commissioner. The U.S. included its legal challenge to the law on a list of ways the federal government is protecting human rights. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is "downright offensive" that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years. "The idea of our own American...
  • Coloradans Take Aim at UN

    03/07/2010 9:42:06 AM PST · by molybdenum · 2 replies · 53+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3-6-2010 | Hon Tom Tancredo
    A month ago I wrote about the Obama administration's decision last October to participate in the writing of a United Nations treaty to regulate the small-arms trade. Given the Obama team's ideological commitment to that agenda, we need to develop a strategy to stop that treaty from ever reaching the United States Senate. Last October, for the first time in history...(cont'd)
  • Hillary fed up?

    09/10/2009 12:01:56 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 95 replies · 5,007+ views
    Page Six ^ | 9-10-09
    Hillary Clinton is said to be frustrated with her lack of authority as secretary of state and resentful of the glacial pace of the White House vetting process. President Obama's picks fly in even if they didn't pay their taxes. But her picks take forever," noted one Democrat. "Plus, she has no real clout over Holbrooke or Mitchell. Richard Holbrooke is Obama's "special representative" for Afghanistan and Pakistan. George Mitchell is "special envoy" to the Middle East. Clinton is said to be considering quitting to retake her old US Senate seat now held by Kristin Gillibrand-- or running for governor,...
  • EDITORIAL: Talking smack about America--Hillary equates U.S. democracy with Nigerian corruption

    08/18/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2009 | Editorial
    Our nation's top diplomat needs to learn that her job is to enhance the U.S. image abroad -- not muddy up America's reputation. Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton resurrected the 2000 presidential election controversy. On Wednesday, during an official visit, she mentioned the race in the context of Nigeria's turbulent electoral history. "You know, we had some problems in some of our presidential elections," she said. "As you may remember, in 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of one of the men running for president was governor of the state. So...
  • Clinton goes off-script, 'clarifications' follow (Minor gaffes beset new role as envoy)

    08/02/2009 8:11:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 825+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2009 | Nicholas Kralev
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has delighted reporters repeatedly during her travels by speaking off the cuff, but is she also speaking off the mark? Compared with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former first lady and senator from New York has committed only minor diplomatic gaffes. Still, twice during her trip to Asia last month, Mrs. Clinton made comments in which the accuracy was questioned by specialists and later had to be "clarified" by the State Department. At a press conference in New Delhi on July 20, she was asked by an Indian reporter whether the United...
  • An Apology to Honduras is in Order

    07/13/2009 9:33:44 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies · 849+ views
    JINSA ^ | July 7, 2009
    The Obama Administration has made a name for itself by apologizing for a variety of American political decisions for which it was not responsible. It is much harder to apologize for your own mistake than to apologize for what other people did in other times. But an apology is in order. Secretary of State Clinton, who plans to meet with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on behalf of President Obama, should apologize to him and to current Honduran President Roberto Micheletti. We suggest something like this. "On behalf of the President of the United States and myself, I apologize for...
  • Huma 101 (Huma Abedin: Muslim Assist. to the Secretary of State)

    12/23/2008 4:54:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 05 Dec 2008 | Marc Ambider
    I've been a Clinton Kremlinologist for years, and although there are many armor-plated guardians of Clinton's inner circle, Huma Abedin has been the toughest to crack. No exaggeration: with Clinton heading to State, Abedin is going to be a major force in American diplomacy for the next several years. -snip- She is also a Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic --her mother runs a university in Saudi Arabia -- and brings that perspective on a complex part of the world to HRC's sphere. it's not uncommon to see Huma on Bill Clinton's important trips to the region, because he too values...
  • Hillary May Be On Other End Of That 3 a.m. Call

    12/01/2008 4:55:22 PM PST · by advance_copy · 10 replies · 490+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/1/08 | Marcia Kramer
    It's official – Sen. Hillary Clinton is moving on. On Monday she has accepted the President-elect Barack Obama's nomination to be Secretary of State. It's a far cry from a year ago, when Clinton was ripping into Obama for his slim resume on foreign affairs. But, that was then and this is now. The former rivals were side by side Monday and the two had nothing but praise for each other.