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Inauguration Day

Today is a fascinating day to be in Washington, DC. The city is resplendent in red, white, and blue and people from all walks of life are seeing our nation’s capitol for the first time. 420 more words

Goodbye Benjamin F. Kerry, a/k/a @Diplomutt -- We Hardly Knew Ye!

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In November 2013, Secretary Kerry flew to Maine to pick up his new yellow Labrador puppy, Ben from Frances Plessner of  468 more words

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Will Trump Target Women’s Programs Worldwide?

Lawmakers, government officials, and aid workers are bracing themselves for a broad offensive from President-elect Donald Trump against federal programs that support family planning and gender equality around the world. 1,438 more words

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Donald Trump set to be inaugurated, but US State Department still lacks interim boss

WASHINGTON – It’s a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. 981 more words


Trump’s National Security Team Is Missing in Action

President-elect Donald Trump will enter the White House Friday with most national security positions still vacant, after a disorganized transition that has stunned and disheartened career government officials. 1,458 more words

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The National Security Hole at the Heart of the Trump Transition

Last year, I signed an anti-Donald Trump letter that circulated among national security types and made crystal clear, in numerous articles, my opinion of Trump’s quasi-isolationist, protectionist campaign rhetoric. 993 more words

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