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John Kerry Thinks President Trump Should Resign

The former Secretary of State said Trump "doesn't take any of this seriously"
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, John Kerry, Trump, State, Overnight, Onetime


Democrats and Republicans agree to vote on duelling bills in push to end shutdown – live

McConnell said Democrats should support his bill to reopen the government and provide wall funding as Pelosi called it a ‘nonstarter’ Sign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 9.10pm GMT The Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, has more on the resignation of the State department’s top diplomat for European affairs:Mitchell calls himself a devoted Atlanticist and insisted that “nothing could be further from the truth” that US membership of Nato was in question. Related: U...
Tags: Republicans, US, Afghanistan, Democrats, US politics, Nato, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Mitchell, State, Julian Borger, Pelosi, McConnell


Top US Diplomat For Europe Resigns After 16 Months On The Job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would leave his post in mid-February. “Wess has done an outstanding job as assistant secretary,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “I have valued his...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Atlantic, Brussels, State Department, The Washington Post, Imf, Mitchell, Trump, State


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Delivers Trump-Style Video Message to Davos

The U.S. delegation's travel plans were canceled due to the partial government shutdown
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Davos, State, Mike Pompeo, Onetime, Davos 2019


Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would […]
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, US, Ap, Atlantic, Nation, State Department, Trump, State, Wess Mitchell


Judge To Weigh GOP Victory Claim In North Carolina 9th District Race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday into declaring the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race the winner despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state capital was expected to hear lawyers for candidate Mark Harris argue that the now-disbanded elections board was supposed to have declared him the winner in November, delayed acting to sort out ballot...
Tags: News, Congress, Iraq, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, State, Raleigh, HARRIS, N C AP, U S House, WBTV, McCready, Bladen County, Mark Harris


Voting Rights: Will Iowa Be The Next State To Let Felons Vote?

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking to roll back the state’s ban on felon voting, she announced this week. Iowa is one of three states with constitutions that permanently ban convicted felons from voting unless the governor choses to restore the felon’s franchise. Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech a constitutional amendment, which would need to go through the legislature, to change the current system, though the details of the proposal are still unclear. More than 5...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Gop, Iowa, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Michigan, Doj, Trump, Benson, Tierney Sneed, State, Reynolds


Pompeo considering Kansas Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering a run for a Kansas Senate seat seriously enough that he met Sunday with leading GOP consultant Ward Baker, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CNN.
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, State, Kansas Senate, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Ward Baker


Pompeo considering Kansas Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering a run for a Kansas Senate seat seriously enough that he met Sunday with leading GOP consultant Ward Baker, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CNN.
Tags: Cnn, Gop, State, Kansas Senate, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Ward Baker


'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus

A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence. A Britain-based war monitor said a "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in southern Damascus had left a number of people dead and wounded. State news agency SANA said that a "bomb blast" had caused an explosion "without leaving any victims".
Tags: News, Syria, Britain, Damascus, State, Sana


Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American at Lincoln Memorial

A diocese in Kentucky apologised Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills. Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillip...
Tags: News, Washington, Kentucky, US, Alyssa Milano, America, North Dakota, Omaha, Catholic, New Mexico, Buffalo, Vietnam, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Chris Evans, Trump


Trump attends repatriation of four Americans killed in Syria

Trump flew to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, where they walked slowly up the cargo ramp of the grey C-17 cargo plane that had brought home the remains. Trump and the rest of his delegation, which included senior army and navy officers, emerged from the plane after several minutes to stand at attention, saluting.
Tags: News, Navy, Syria, Delaware, Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Dover Air Force Base, Patrick Shanahan


Trump Travels To Dover AFB For Dignified Transfer Of 4 Americans Killed In Syria

The president met privately with family members Saturday morning. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan also traveled to the ceremony.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Defense, Syria, State, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Mike Pompeo, Patrick Shanahan, Trump Travels To Dover AFB


Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.
Tags: News, Stories, State Department, State, Susan, Mike Pompeo, Susan Pompeo


Kobach says he’s seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020. He told The Associated Press on Friday: “I am seriously considering it.” Four-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election. Kobach said he does not have a timetable […]
Tags: News, Nation, Kansas, US Senate, Associated Press, State, U S Senate, Topeka, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Kan AP, Sen Pat Roberts


Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.
Tags: Cnn, State Department, State, Susan, Mike Pompeo, Susan Pompeo


Kobach’s defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach’s successor as Kansas secretary of state said Friday the […]
Tags: News, Nation, Kansas, Northwest, State, Wichita, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Kan AP


Donald Trump to meet again with Kim Jong Un in late February

Kim Yong Chol, a high-level official in North Korea’s Communist government, met earlier with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Usa Today, Donald Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and former spy chief Kim Yong Chol were to discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said was “North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization.” Kim Yong Chol earlier held talks ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Kim Jong Un, North, State Department, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump


Trump meets North Korea's lead negotiator

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made no comments during a camera spray at the top of his meeting with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel. Both Pompeo and Kim ignored questions on whether a location for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong UN has been agreed upon.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Stories, Kim, Donald Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Donald Trump meets with North Korea envoy; second summit with Kim Jong Un being discussed

Kim Yong Chol, a high-level official in North Korea’s Communist government, met earlier with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, North Korea, Usa Today, Donald Trump, State, Kim Jong, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Pompeo meets North Korea's lead negotiator in Washington

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made no comments during a camera spray at the top of his meeting with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel. Both Pompeo and Kim ignored questions on whether a location for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong UN has been agreed upon.
Tags: Washington, North Korea, Cnn, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Secretary of State Set to Meet Top North Korean Official About Another Summit Between Trump and Kim Jong Un

Trump has spoken several times of having a second summit with Kim
Tags: News, North Korea, Uncategorized, Kim Jong Un, Trump, State, Onetime


McConnell Encourages Pompeo To Run For Senate Despite Trump’s Objection

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the Kansas Senate seat that will be left vacant by retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) despite President Donald Trump’s strong objection. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Trump considers Pompeo his best and most loyal Cabinet member and wants to keep him where he is. As for Pompeo, he is reportedly of two minds. On the one hand, it would be an unorthodox move for someone in a pr...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, State, Kansas Senate, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Pompeo, Robert Mueller, Sen Pat Roberts, Mike Pompeo, Kate Riga, Senate Despite Trump


U.S.-North Korea Delegations Expected To Hold Talks In Washington

David Greene talks to Suzanne DiMaggio of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet his North Korean counterpart Friday in Washington.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, State, David Greene, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Mike Pompeo, Suzanne DiMaggio


News Brief: BuzzFeed Report, U.S.-North Korea Talks, March For Life

Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about Moscow project, BuzzFeed sources say. Secretary of State Pompeo is to meet with his North Korean counterpart. March for Life will kick off its annual rally.
Tags: News, Moscow, Trump, State, Michael Cohen, Pompeo


Talks With North Korea Aim at Organizing a Second Trump-Kim Summit, Officials Say

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol on Friday
Tags: News, North Korea, Uncategorized, State, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol, Overnight, Onetime


Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel on Friday. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol, US North Korea


Top North Korean official arrives in Washington for talks

Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled planned visit in November but is expected to visit the White House on FridayA senior North Korean general has arrived in Washington for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalise a new summit aimed at denuclearisation and easing decades of hostility.Kim Yong-chol, a right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, abruptly cancelled his last planned talks in the United States – a meeting set two months a...
Tags: Washington, North Korea, White House, World news, US foreign policy, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, State, Kim Jong, Kim Yong, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Man accused of throwing coffee on worker arrested

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested the man who they say threw hot coffee on an employee at a McDonald’s in South Carolina because he was upset over the wait. The State quotes Camden Police as saying Thursday that Joshua Emery Noel turned himself in on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree assault and battery. […]
Tags: News, South Carolina, State, McDonald, Camden Police, CAMDEN S C AP, Joshua Emery Noel



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