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  • U.S. Department of State FOIA Request Response for Huma Abedin

    12/02/2016 1:15:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Documents release at link.
  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • John Kerry isn’t going quietly into the night

    12/02/2016 7:19:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/2/16 | Lakshmanan
    "We’re going to have one hell of a debate over the course of the next few years . . . and I can promise you this . . . I am not going to go quietly into the night,’’ Kerry declared to raucous applause from the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, which gathered in Washington Tuesday for what was billed as a valedictory address. What they got instead was a cri de coeur not to toss hard-fought deals in the dustbin." We’re fighting “a dragon called trade,” when the issue is “inequity”: lack of education, retraining, good wages, adequate Social Security...
  • Secretary of State Petraeus would be John Kerry 2.0

    11/30/2016 6:58:20 AM PST · by Hawthorn · 28 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/29/16 | Michael Rubin
    Whether Trump will select Petraeus is one question. Whether Petraeus would make a good secretary of state, however, is another. Unfortunately, the answer to the latter is likely no. Much of the hagiography surrounding Petraeus is the product of politicking rather than a true judgment of history.
  • KERRY VOWS ‘ONE HELL OF A DEBATE’ AS US AWAITS TRUMP

    11/29/2016 1:40:09 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 145 replies
    BREITBART NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | by BREITBART NEWS
    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that he “will not go quietly into the night” as President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration prepares to shake up US foreign policy. Addressing an association of women diplomats, Kerry said he would help ensure a smooth handover of power in his department but would continue to argue for environmental protection, foreign aid and strong alliances. “We’re going to have one hell of a debate over the next few years, I can assure you, and I can promise you this… I am not going to go quietly into the night,”...
  • Obama, Biden to skip Fidel Castro's funeral

    11/28/2016 11:35:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 89 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend the ceremony for Castro, 90, who died over the weekend. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted Saturday that Obama, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry should “under no circumstance” go to Cuba for Castro’s funeral. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a...
  • Kerry: ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ Against Transgenders is ‘a Global Challenge’

    11/21/2016 6:17:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 8:46 AM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry marked Sunday as the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” and warned the world that violence against transgender persons “fueled by hatred and bigotry” is “a global challenge.” “Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry,” said Kerry. “This is a global challenge and we all must do more to protect transgender persons on the basis of equality and dignity.” …
  • Kerry Hints at One Last Mideast Peace Push Before Obama Term Ends

    11/14/2016 1:35:12 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | 4:14 AM EDT | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that he may be involved in one final push on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, amid growing speculation – and concern among Israel supporters – that President Obama may use the period between next week’s election and the end of his administration to break the deadlock. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that according to administration sources, “the White House has asked the State Department to develop an options menu for the president’s final weeks.” It said the possibilities could include supporting – or not vetoing – a U.N. Security Council resolution...
  • We get rid of John Kerry

    11/11/2016 6:07:20 AM PST · by just me · 40 replies
    We get rid of Global Warming Kerry. Best election ever...
  • Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why

    11/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why November 4, 2016 4:55 pm After announcing that Secretary of State John Kerry will be traveling to Antarctica, State Department spokesman John Kirby was grilled over why Kerry was traveling there and the trip’s cost to taxpayers. Kerry will travel to a research station at the South Pole in a trip that begins Monday. Kirby said the foreign minister of New Zealand would not be accompanying Kerry when asked by reporters. Flights to the South Pole normally stop in New Zealand first. Reporters then asked what the diplomatic purpose of...
  • State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

    10/24/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
  • WikiLeaks Confirms: Ecuador Cut Off Assange's Web Access

    10/17/2016 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 86 replies
    Twitter - Wikileaks Feed ^ | 10/17/2016 | Wikileaks Twitter Feed
    Mystery Solved. Apparently John Kerry put the heat on Ecuador, and it worked. They took away Julian Assange's internet access. Apparently right after the first transcripts of Hillary's Wall Street speeches went out.
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
  • Kerry: 'Bigotry' driving anti-refugee forces

    10/04/2016 9:04:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday saluted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming thousands of refugees into her country, and warned against "demagogues" who would undermine the alliances that have formed in the decades since World War II. . . And everybody here knows that you cannot allow demagogues to start building up an unrealistic political platform based on bigotry, xenophobia, fear nationalism
  • Unfortunately, Kerry's still in office ... Fortunately, he'll be gone soon

    10/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | knarf
    Two years ago, John Kerry said the Bible Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming.A minute and a half
  • White House Wants To Resettle 110,000 Refugees In U.S. Next Year

    09/14/2016 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 14 September 2016 | Merrit Kennedy
    The Obama administration wants the U.S. to increase the number of refugees it takes in next year to 110,000."Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers the administration wants to admit 110,000 international refugees in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1," As NPR's Scott Horsley tells our Newscast unit. "That's up from 85,000 refugees in the current year." Kerry made the remarks to members of Congress on Tuesday, a senior administration official told NPR.The administration had previously proposed resettling 100,000 refugees total in 2017, as NPR has reported. This increase, the administration says, "is based on the belief that all...
  • John Kerry Did Exactly The Same Crimes That Hillary And Bill Did, These People Are Mafia Mobs!

    09/14/2016 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    usapoliticstoday.com ^ | 9/14/16 | Conservative Army
    According to The Daily Caller: ”More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter," documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show. The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies, records show. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program. Initially, the Peace Corps awarded Kerry’s group — now called Seed Global Health — with a three-year contract...
  • John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit

    09/12/2016 7:36:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 112 replies
    More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter.
  • Kerry: Governing Is Hard When You Have to Go on 'The View'

    08/31/2016 2:59:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Kerry: Governing Is Hard When You Have to Go on 'The View' 5:06 PM, Aug 31, 2016 | By Chris Deaton The way John Kerry sees it, there is no joy when the president goes on The View. The secretary of state lamented the difficulty of governing in the modern media age during a visit to India Wednesday, nostalgically recalling the days "the big three" television networks owned the airwaves and assessing the burden of communicating the White House's message across a variety of media. "If a president wants to talk to the nation, he or she has to go...
  • State Department ordered to hand over files on Abedin

    08/30/2016 11:26:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal judge ordered the State Department on Monday to hand over all documents related to the employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, by the end of September. But attorneys for the agency told the court Monday they had not yet found any related records among the materials provided this month by the FBI, raising the possibility that the State Department will have no personnel files to produce by its deadline. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch sought documentation of the "special government employee" status given to Abedin...
  • FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe

    08/22/2016 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 22, 206 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • State Department: $400M cash to Iran was contingent on US prisoners’ release

    08/18/2016 2:05:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8/18/16 | Daniel Halper
    The State Department admitted Thursday that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages — two weeks after President Obama insisted the payment was not a “ransom.” State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?” “That’s correct,” Kirby replied. In an Aug. 4 press conference, President Obama said the opposite.
  • State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism

    08/16/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism David Rutz BY: August 16, 2016 5:02 pm State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that “very few” released Guantanamo Bay detainees return to terrorism while addressing the transfer of 15 Gitmo prisoners by the Obama administration. President Obama, who has sought to close Gitmo since he took office, sent 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates this week, the largest single transfer of prisoners from the detention facility of his presidency. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) said the 12 Yemenis and three Afghans in the transfer are “among the...
  • ‘Am I not speaking English?’ Reporters grill State Dept over Clinton emails

    08/11/2016 9:19:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    Russia Today Youtube ^ | Published on August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    “I’m not going to speak anymore,” replied a State Department spokeswoman, reaching a point of exasperation repelling reporters’ hounding over a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails that exposed cozy relationships between the former secretary’s team and wealthy donors of her husband’s foundation.
  • Iran ‘Ransom’: Feds Claim $1.7 Billion Paid in Full — But Won’t Explain How

    08/11/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Questions continue to linger about the Obama administration’s decision to deliver $400 million in pallets of foreign currency flown to Iran aboard an unmarked jetliner the same day five American hostages were released from Iranian custody. The State and Treasury Departments both told Breitbart News that the U.S. government transferred the remaining $1.3 billion, which was part of the same settlement for which the $400 million was an initial payment in January. However, despite numerous requests, neither State nor Treasury would provide an answer on how the Obama administration allegedly transferred to Iran the remaining $1.3 billion.
  • 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 Dept. shuts down questions on Clinton Foundation emails

    08/10/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Sarah Westwood
    A State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday that the agency does not believe Hillary Clinton violated any ethics requirements by interacting with Clinton Foundation donors. "We feel confident that all the rules were followed," Elizabeth Trudeau, State Department spokeswoman, said amid a backlash over previously undisclosed emails that showed the special access foundation donors enjoyed in the early months of Clinton's tenure at the agency. Trudeau shut down questions during the agency's daily briefing about emails that suggested a Clinton Foundation official had informed one of Clinton's top aides that it was "important to take care of" an individual whose name...
  • President Obama Violated the Law with His Ransom Payment to Iran

    08/08/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/16 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438744/iran-ransom-payment-
    The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law in his dealings with Iran.   Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn’t just cut a check to the Iranian regime? Outrage broke out this week over the revelation that Obama arranged to ship the mullahs piles of cash, worth $400 million and converted into foreign denominations, reportedly in an unmarked cargo plane. The hotly debated question was whether the payment, which the administration attributes to a 37-year-old arms deal, was actually a ransom paid for the release of American hostages...
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

    08/06/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | August 5, 2016 | For the Slimes by Associated Presstitutes
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month. The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial. Turkey accuses...
  • Kerry says confident Olympic Games will be 'safe, sound, secure'

    08/05/2016 12:33:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Anthony Boadle
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that he is confident the Olympics Games will be "safe, sound, secure" and that the United States and Brazil are working together to ensure they are.
  • John Kerry on Air Conditioners and ISIS

    07/27/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Jack Dini
    Air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. (1) Careerist folks in government parrot the party-line message. Kerry has heard it from the top-down and buys into it. President Obama has said that global warming, not the Islamic State was the real threat. (2)
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/23/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 23/7/16
    ecretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is...
  • Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/23/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | John Siciliano
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
  • Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as terrorism

    07/22/2016 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2016 4:40 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that climate change is as dangerous as, if not more, than the threats posed by the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Speaking Friday in Vienna at an international climate change conference, Kerry said the issue might not get as much public attention as terrorism but that the meeting is as important as a gathering he hosted only Thursday in Washington on combating the Islamic State. …
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as the Islamic State

    07/22/2016 2:39:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/22/2106 | Robert Spencer
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

    07/22/2016 2:45:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS BY: Alyssa Canobbio July 22, 2016 4:10 pm Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said....
  • Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/22/2016 12:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | JOHN SICILIANO
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming. Kerry made the remarks as part of a pep talk for negotiators working through the weekend to amend a 1987 treaty called the...
  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • SecState Kerry reduced to near incoherence when Jake Tapper challenges his claim ‘ISIS(T)

    07/18/2016 8:14:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Did John Kerry assume that nobody would challenge him on the Obama administration’s stubborn claim that it is winning the fight against ISIS? In the face of bloodshed at home from ISIS, the claim deserves questioning. But somehow, John Kerry appeared to flounder when Jake Tapper of CNN presented an obvious critique to him. Via Tim Hains of RCP: In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry gave an assessment of how the war against ISIS is going. "Daesh," Kerry said, referencing an alternative name for the group, "is under great, great pressure... They...
  • US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees, says Kerry

    07/13/2016 7:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday. Washington has been criticized by some activists for moving too slowly to settle those fleeing the conflict, while Obama's opponents warn their number may include terrorists. But Kerry said the United States is now on course to admit 10,000 vulnerable refugees, chosen from UN camps and vetted by US security and intelligence agencies. "It's also representing six-fold increase over what we did the year before," Kerry said, referring to the US fiscal year,...
  • Germans uncover massive Iran nuke cheating; GOP senators demand Kerry impose snapback sanctions

    07/14/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    He'll get right on that, we're sure. Not news: Iran is already cheating on the nuclear agreement it signed with the United States. That’s been both expected and obvious since the day the agreement was signed, since it was clear from the word go that the Obama Administration would have no interest in ensuring compliance nor in imposing sanctions for noncompliance. News: German intelligence has the details, and they’re extensive and explicit, and several Republican U.S. senators are doing what they can to hold the administration accountable for its negligence on the matter. Here’s the meat of a letter sent...
  • John Kerry says ISIS is blowing up airports because they’ve gotten ‘desperate'

    06/30/2016 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Abandoning reality At one point, you were probably worried about ISIS. It seemed like the horrific terrorist organization was on a real roll as its barbarian forces slaughtered their way across the middle east. They raped, tortured, burned, beheaded, crushed, and acidically-disolved their enemies while our leaders promised that they were being dealt with in the harshest possible way. We’d “contained” them, we’d “diminished” them, and - most importantly - we’d decimated their command and control capabilities. According to President Obama, the J.V. team is on the run.
  • John Kerry: ISIS attacked Istanbul airport because they are 'desperate' and 'know they are losing'

    06/29/2016 6:32:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Secretary Of State John Kerry said ISIS had begun targeting airports as an act of despair in the face of defeat, hours after the attack that left up to 50 dead in Istanbul, Turkey. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shootings and bombings at Ataturk airport but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said all initial indications pointed to ISIS. Kerry spoke about the attack Tuesday evening while at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS as Daesh, CBS News reported. 'It has been more than one year since Daesh has actually launched a full scale military offensive,...
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

    05/24/2016 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall. The plan was released Monday after two years of discussions with the foundation's board of directors and its top executive. It was unanimously approved by the 14-member board. Heinz Kerry, 77, plans to step down in October to pave the way for her sons. …
  • Another week of Iran kicking sand in our face

    05/11/2016 7:53:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 8 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Things aren’t going too well with our new BFF (best friend forever) on the Persian block, Iran. What a surprise. You mean, signing a nuclear deal that gives one of the craziest regimes in world history a green light to manufacture nuclear weapons, while also providing 150 billion in funds for the madmen of Teheran to purchase armaments isn’t going according to plan. Shocking, absolutely shocking… Things aren’t going well because the Iranians are more than aware that the President of the United States is a gutless twerp and his chief international diplomat, Secretary of State, John Kerry is a...
  • Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'

    05/08/2016 7:42:40 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 164 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States. "Many of you were in elementary school when you learned the toughest lesson of all on 9/11," he said. "There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others." "So I think that everything that we've lived and learn tells us that we will never come...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...