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Senator Jeff Sessions' Senate subcommittee has re-scheduled Refugee Oversight hearing

This is the same hearing that the Dept. of State said they couldn’t attend last week because they were too busy hobnobbing at the United Nations. 254 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

Obama Administration thumbs nose at Senate Judiciary Committee, refuses to testify tomorrow

Senator Jeff Sessions had scheduled a legally required Senate hearing for tomorrow on the President’s ‘Determination’ about refugee numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 (begins in 11 days). 329 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

Hamas threatens Americans, who were warned by State Department to leave Gaza “as soon as possible”

Hamas Threatens Americans After State Dept. Labels Another Leader “Terrorist”
by Staff
September 19, 2016

A Hamas militant issued a thinly-veiled threat against Americans after the State Department officially designated a Hamas leader as being an international terrorist,  74 more words

Israel & Middle East

Your hard earned tax dollars at work: State Department purged emails about $300,000 grant to anti-Netanyahu group

Congress Investigating Obama Admin-Funded Campaign to Unseat Israeli PM
by Adam Kredo
September 16, 2016

Congress on Friday launched a wide-ranging probe into a secret Obama administration-funded campaign to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to information exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. 76 more words

Israel & Middle East

House Appropriations Committee puts Dept. of State portion of RAP at 2015 levels

Well, well, apparently this happened two months ago as the House Appropriations Committee finished its work on the budget for FY2017.  I don’t understand the whole process myself and maybe this is in the House report only as a bargaining chip, but to assign… 404 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

Colin Powell advised Hillary Clinton on how to skirt email security as US secretary of state

One of the more notable aspects of this year’s US presidential race is the sheer amount of attention given to Hillary Clinton’s use of email… 372 more words