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The State Department is still blocking Benghazi witnesses from testifying

 The Benghazi Select Committee opened up its investigation today into the deadly terrorist attack which left Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith dead and once again the State Department is stonewalling by not allowing key witnesses who were on the ground during the attack to testify. 272 more words

Politics

Rough day for State Department witness, Joel Rubin, during #Benghazi Select Committee hearing

Yea, I know, there are far more important things than any of the hearings in Washington today.

But hey! On the outside chance anyone is interested in watching Joel Rubin not answer questions, hear you go. 93 more words

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Top American Diplomat Decries 'Lies' of Russian Media

America’s top diplomat for Europe denounced Russian state-media coverage of the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday and belittled the Kremlin’s propaganda efforts in the United States as fallacious and ineffective. 630 more words

Russia

Deputy Spokesperson Harf Delivers a Foreign Policy Update on 2015 Priorities

‘Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf delivers a foreign policy update on 2015 priorities at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC on January 15, 2015′.

Political Commentary

Assignment: Yemen (Politico)

This article details the workings of Matthew H. Tueller, the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen.

See the article at: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/yemen-ambassador-matthew-tueller-114544.html

See the Sana’a Embassy page at:  21 more words

CT

The Power of Art: Celebrating the 2014 Department of State Medal of Arts Winners.

“There are many ways to trumpet the virtues of an open society, but none as subtle, as compelling, or as elegant as well-chosen art.” Sec. Kerry January 21, 2015…

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