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Nikki Haley Moves Closer to the World Stage with Senate Confirmation Hearing

When confirmed as UN ambassador, she will be the first-ever Indian-American to hold a Cabinet-level position

By Geeta Goindi

Washington, DC, January 18, 2017 – Given the deep political divide in America, the Senate confirmation hearing for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations went without a hitch or hurdle. 1,166 more words


Intelligence Officials to Testify as Senate Examines Russian Hacking

First public hearing about Moscow interference in the 2016 election

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He has compared Russia’s interference to an “act of war” and has promised to investigate the election hacking. 2,012 more words

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“I am deeply troubled by Mr. Tillerson’s vocal opposition to U.S. sanctions on Russia following its illegal invasion, occupation and annexation of Crimea, Ukraine, and his close personal relationship with Vladimir Putin.

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CIA says Russia tried to influence US election

The CIA reported that it has “high confidence” that Russia tried to influence the US election in support of Donald Trump.  On Capitol Hill, lawmakers of both parties are demanding that the issue be investigated. 147 more words

Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Giuliani’s Ties to an Iranian Resistance Group


November 28, 2016

Last week, Politico published an article critiquing the Mujahidin e-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian resistance group, and the U.S. 1,291 more words


Karen J. Greenberg: Liberty Is Security

The Lesson Not Drawn From Post-9/11 Government Overreach

One vivid image of the historical relationship between government power and individual liberties in America has long been the swing of the pendulum. 2,054 more words

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List of Presidential Appointee Positions at @StateDept Requiring Senate Confirmation

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Via CRS, August 23, 2016

The following list of State Department positions is extracted from CRS Report RL30959 which indicates that the information provided in the report was compiled from the Senate nominations database of the Legislative Information System which spans the 97th Congress (1981-1982) to the present; data on departmental and agency websites; telephone conversations with agency officials; and the United States Code. 1,376 more words

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