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How To Apply & Renew Your Passport Before Upcoming Increase

(TIML NEWS) If you’re a first-time applicant for a US passport this year, you should get on it before April.

Conde Nast Traveler reports the Department of State is set to raise the passport execution fee–the cost for identity verification, forwarding the application to appropriate officials and administering the oath–from $25 to $35. 184 more words

A Year Later, Tillerson Rolls Back ‘Self Inflicted Wound’

Of all the decisions taken by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over the past year, perhaps no other has caused so much resentment among U.S. diplomats abroad as the freeze he imposed on hiring employees’ family members. 1,000 more words

Diplomacy

BHM 2018 Day 5 - Black Ambassadors

Hi all,
This is a compilation of about 10 different articles about our presence in foreign service. It turns out that many of the people in foreign service are not politicians, so I am deviating from my plans. 3,483 more words

Top Republican stiff-arms State Department budget proposal

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Pictured: House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif

ㅤô¿ô …What does Royce like about Trump’s budget? The proposal to spend MORE money shoring up the “weak” parts of the state department. 48 more words

Politics

State Department, USAID Face Drastic Budget Cut

The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development face deep funding cuts under a budget deal worked out last week that ended a government shutdown, and lawmakers are struggling to find additional funds to plug the gap. 928 more words

Diplomacy

Obama State Dept. Regularly Met With Steele. Top Dem on Senate Intelligence Committee Secretly tried to Meet with Him. Can You Say "Collusion"?

As “FISAgate” continues to be exposed, the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Administration are making Warren Harding and his Teapot Dome Scandal look like an afternoon tea with Dr. 1,528 more words

Politics

The Trump Team’s Blinkered Obsession With the Iran Deal Is Poisoning the Well

When seemingly spontaneous protests erupted in cities across Iran, beginning in the last days of 2017, the prospect of a new, uncertain, and even hopeful chapter in the country’s tortured history seemed possible. 1,373 more words

Middle East