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Blinken defends US leadership at UN as Biden administration wrestles with foreign policy crises

Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended US leadership at the United Nations on Thursday even as he acknowledged that it will take time to repair relations with France, one of America's oldest allies, after missteps by the Biden administration.
Tags: France, US, America, Cnn, United Nations, Un, Biden, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Senators press Blinken to improve care for Havana Syndrome victims as task force leader departs

Some State Department victims of so-called "Havana Syndrome" continue to be denied access to care at Walter Reed National Medical Center, a bipartisan pair of senators said in a letter sent Wednesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Tags: Cnn, State Department, Havana, State, Blinken, Walter Reed National Medical Center


Blinken and Austin wanted Biden to keep US troops in Afghanistan longer, but he overruled them: book

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Biden overruled calls from two Cabinet officials to extend the US troop presence in Afghanistan, according to a new book. The secretary of state and defense secretary thought prolonging the withdrawal could give the US leverage in negotiations. The Biden administration has faced bipartisan criticism over its handling of the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, Kabul, National Security Council


Blinken cracks up at hearing over GOP senator's conspiracy theory

CNN's Chris Cuomo debunks a right-wing conspiracy theory suggesting someone in the White House has a "mute button" for President Joe Biden.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Chris Cuomo, Blinken


Hawley says he'll hold up State and Defense Department nominees unless Blinken and Austin resign

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he will place a hold on "every single civilian nominee" for the State and Defense Departments unless Secretary Antony Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin resign from their posts, citing their roles in overseeing the US' chaotic exit from Afghanistan.
Tags: US, Cnn, Austin, Defense Department, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Hawley, Lloyd Austin, Sen Josh Hawley


Hawley says he'll hold up State and Defense nominees unless Blinken and Austin resign

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he will place a hold on "every single civilian nominee" for the State and Defense Departments unless Secretary Antony Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin resign from their posts, citing their roles in overseeing the US' chaotic exit from Afghanistan.
Tags: News, US, Austin, Stories, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Hawley, Lloyd Austin, Sen Josh Hawley


Biden overruled Blinken and Austin's attempts to extend US presence in Afghanistan, new Woodward/Costa book says

In their new book "Peril," journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa explore the opening months of Joe Biden's presidency, including how Biden was hellbent not to let the military stop him from withdrawing from Afghanistan and how Donald Trump's shadow hangs over the Biden presidency.
Tags: US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, Afghanistan, Biden, Donald Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward, Blinken, Woodward Costa


Larry Elder Campaign Touts Website Already Saying Newsom Won Via Voter Fraud

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Jumping The Gun Just A Tad The campaign of Larry Elder, the hard-right radio host who’s been leading the pack of Republicans working to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in today’s recall election, is a website that curiously already states the results of the election even though it, uh, hasn’t started yet! The campaign’s website has a “Stop Fraud” link leading to “StopCAfraud.com,”  which has a petition that demands the Cal...
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Rand Paul grills Blinken on whether drone strike hit aid worker or ISIS-K: 'You'd think you'd kind of know before you off someone'

Sen. Rand Paul prepares to hear Secretary of State Antony Blinken testify during a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing to examine the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan on Capitol Hill on September 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/Getty Images Sen. Rand Paul pressed Secretary of State Antony Blinken on a recent US drone strike. He asked Blinken about reports that the strike killed an aid worker and not an ISIS-K operative. "You'd think you'd kind of know before you of...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Senate, US, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, Drones, Washington Dc, New York Times, Rand Paul, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Biden


Democratic senator says Afghanistan failure is 'tainting America's reputation around the world'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Sen. Richard Blumenthal said America's failure in Afghanistan is ruining its global reputation. He zeroed in on the fact Americans and Afghan allies were left behind after the last US troops departed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there's about 100 Americans still in Afghanistan who want to leave. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday told reporters tha...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, US, International, America, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, House, Connecticut, New Jersey, Kabul, State Department, Biden


Blinken pushes back against Republican criticism at Afghanistan hearing

US secretary of state says Biden administration inherited Taliban deal to end the war with no plan for carrying it outAntony Blinken, the US secretary of state, has pushed back against heavy Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out. Related: Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, Biden, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Biden Administration


WATCH: A House hearing devolved into chaos when a GOP congressman shouted over everyone and falsely accused Biden of manipulating Afghanistan intelligence

GOP Rep. Brian Mast. House Foreign Affairs Committee/YouTube A House hearing spiraled out of control when a GOP congressman asked misleading questions. He refused to let Secretary of State Antony Blinken respond and repeatedly shouted over others. "I do not wish to hear from you," GOP Rep. Brian Mast said even after his time was up. See more stories on Insider's business page. A House of Representatives hearing on Monday about the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan spiraled into ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Islamic State, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, House, House Of Representatives, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Biden


How US Secretary of State Blinken defended chaotic Afghan pull-out

The Secretary of State is the first Biden administration official to testify since Kabul fell.
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Blinken: Even the most 'pessimistic assessments' did not predict the collapse of Afghan forces in Kabul

• Blinken is the first Biden administration official to publicly account for the Afghanistan exit
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'We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan': Blinken defends Afghanistan exit during testy House hearing

Blinken defended the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan during a contentious House hearing, which included GOP calls for his resignation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Secretary of State Blinken grilled by Congress over Afghanistan exit

The Secretary of State is the first Biden administration official to testify since Kabul fell.
Tags: News, Congress, Afghanistan, Kabul, Biden, State, Blinken


Secretary of State Blinken faces Capitol Hill grilling on chaotic US withdrawal

• Blinken is the first Biden administration official to publicly account for the Afghanistan exit
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Secretary of State Blinken faces Capitol Hill grilling soon on chaotic US withdrawal

• Blinken is the first Biden administration official to publicly account for the Afghanistan exit
Tags: News, US, Afghanistan, Stories, Capitol Hill, Biden, State, Blinken


Blinken set to testify on Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to testify Monday in what is expected to be a confrontational and emotional hearing about Afghanistan and the chaotic withdrawal that ended America's longest war.
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Blinken set to testify on Afghanistan before House lawmakers angry about the war's chaotic end

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to testify Monday in what is expected to be a confrontational and emotional hearing about Afghanistan and the chaotic withdrawal that ended America's longest war.
Tags: America, Cnn, Afghanistan, House, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Blinken says US 'working to do everything in our power' to get flights out of Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday acknowledged "a fair amount of confusion" around charter flights from Afghanistan and said that the United States government is "working to do everything in our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground."
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Blinken says US 'working to do everything in our power' to get charter flights out of Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday acknowledged "a fair amount of confusion" around charter flights from Afghanistan and said that the United States government is "working to do everything in our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground."
Tags: US, Cnn, Afghanistan, United States, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Senior Democrat's spokesperson disputes Blinken's comments about flights grounded in Afghanistan

The communications director for a senior Democratic senator pushed back on comments from Secretary of State Antony Blinken about charter flights that have been grounded for days in the north of Afghanistan, as uncertainty over the militant group's promises to let Americans leave Afghanistan continued to roil Washington and as the Taliban named members of a designated terror group to its interim government.
Tags: Washington, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Democratic, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Blinken: Taliban pledged that Americans can leave Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rebutted GOP claims that the Taliban is holding Americans "hostage" Tuesday, as uncertainty over the militant group's promises to let Americans leave Afghanistan continued to roil Washington and as the Taliban named members of a designated terror group to its interim government.
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Blinken says Taliban has pledged that Americans with travel documents can leave Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rebutted GOP claims that the Taliban is holding Americans "hostage" Tuesday, as uncertainty over the militant group's promises to let Americans leave Afghanistan continued to roil Washington and as the Taliban named members of a designated terror group to its interim government.
Tags: Washington, US, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Blinken says the US is 'not aware' of hostage situation at Afghanistan airport after GOP rep claimed 6 planes were stuck there

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to members of the US embassy and Mission Afghanistan in the Qatari capital Doha, on September 7, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Tuesday the US was "not aware" of a hostage situation at an airport in northern Afghanistan. GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday claimed six planes with Americans on board were being held "hostage" by the Taliban. "It's my understanding that the Taliban has ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Fox News, State Department, Doha, Reuters, State, Antony Blinken


House Democrats press Blinken for more details about Afghan evacuation effort

An ideologically diverse group of Democrats is pushing Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take specific steps toward helping thousands of individuals still seeking to leave Afghanistan, underscoring the widespread concern still lingering in Congress over the evacuation effort from the war-torn country.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Afghanistan, House, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


With hours left to evacuate Afghanistan, the US is racing to get remaining troops, American citizens, and allies out of Kabul

US soldiers board an US Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images The US has just hours left before the Afghanistan evacuations deadline at 11:59 p.m. local time on August 31. The race is on to get remaining US troops, citizens, and allies out of the Taliban-controlled country. It's unclear how many US troops or Afghan allies are in Kabul. Around 300 US citizens are still there. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Abc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Kabul, Fox News, Pentagon, The New York Times, Biden


The US has 5 more days to get people out of Afghanistan, but Taliban and ISIS attacks are preventing people from reaching the airport

People who want to flee the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 24, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The US has just five more days left to get people out of Afghanistan before the August 31 deadline. Threats from the Taliban and ISIS-K are making the situation in Kabul even more dire. A bomb went off outside the Kabul airport Thursday, causing "a number of US and civilian casualties." See more stories on ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, New York Times, The Times



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