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(S.1635) Sec. 604. Protecting the Integrity of Internal Investigations

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S.1635 Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate by unanimous consent on April 28, 2016. 703 more words

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Secretary Kerry Takes Questions From @StateDept Kids at Take Your Child to Work Day

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On April 28, 2016, Secretary Kerry took questions from State Department kids who participated in the Take Your Child to Work Day… 588 more words

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@StateDept to Rebrand Some Economic Officers as “Digital Economy Officers”

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We are familiar with ICT which stands for International Crimes Tribunal and ICT for Information and Communication Technologies for Section 508 accessibility but we just learned that the State Department also has econ officers who are referred to apparently as “ICT officers.”  Some posts have Environment, Science and Technology officers but pardon for asking  — isn’t info and comm technology just one part of an econ officer’s portfolio overseas?   179 more words

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U.S. Senate Can Help Ward Off Venezuela Implosion

Last week, the Senate approved the nomination of career officer Roberta Jacobson to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. The vote came after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) lifted his hold in  569 more words

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Patrick Henningsen Exposes the Human Rights – Industrial Complex

Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire joins us today to discuss his recent article on “Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex.” Topics discussed include the NGO/State Dept/Pentagon/NATO nexus, the use of human rights as a perception management tool to demonise NATO enemies, and the complicity of the media in reporting these stories uncritically. 81 more words


FOX NEWS: US weighing under-the-radar routes for Syrian refugees?

The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure and pursuing under-the-radar “alternative” ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees — as soon as this year. 293 more words

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Obama Admin Denies Saying “No Boots On The Ground” In Syria After Saying It 16 Times

What does a government do when it’s caught in a flagrant lie? If you are the U.S. government, you simply tell another lie — and laugh at anyone who tries to call out your hypocrisy… 802 more words

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