Secretary Of State Articles


Hillary Struggled With Fax Machine

8:08 AM, Jul 01, 2015

Hillary Clinton does not know how to operate a fax machine. That's one of the disclosures from the last email document dump from the State Department.

The disclosure dump comes under court order, which requires the release of Clinton's emails from her private account and server.

Clinton's team turned over some of the emails from the private email server to the State Department, as work emails for government workers are considered government property.

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Hayes Podcast: Hillary's Rollout Week Bad; Her Foreign Policy's Consequences, Worse

Hosted by Michael Graham.
1:45 PM, Apr 17, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the week that was for Hillary in Washington, Ohio, Iowa, and around the world.

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Fiorina: 'What Have You, Mrs. Clinton, Accomplished on Behalf of the American People?'

'Have you kept us safer? No.'
6:14 AM, Mar 18, 2015

Possible Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina lashed into probable Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last night on Fox News:

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Longtime Federal Worker: Hillary's Use of Email 'Imperial'

11:41 AM, Mar 13, 2015

We received this email from a 40-year veteran of the federal workforce, who raises serious questions about Hillary Clinton and her emails:

Since this story broke I have been wondering why "Conversion" has not entered the discussion. In my 40 years in government service, 20 as a senior supervisor, there has been an inviolable rule. One does not use Government resources for personal benefit, and one does not use private resources for Government benefit for personal convenience.

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Clinton Claims Only 20 Emails Per Day As Secretary of State

3:15 PM, Mar 10, 2015

During her press appearance today, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that about 60,000 emails, including sent and received, went through her home email server that she used during her tenure as secretary of state. About half of those, she said, were work related. UPI reports:

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John Kerry: 'I'm Sort of Thinking 2016'

7:12 AM, Sep 04, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry's speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S.

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Kerry: 'Two Years and Three Quarters Left as the Secretary, Provided I Don’t Screw Up'

6:19 AM, May 06, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the U.S. embassy staff in Luanda, Angola on Sunday as he continued his visit to the continent of Africa.

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ECI to Kerry on 'Apartheid State' Comment: Step Down

5:38 AM, Apr 28, 2014

John Kerry's statement that Israel could become an "apartheid state" means the secretary of state should resign from his job, the Emergency Committee for Israel said in a statement:

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John Kerry's Rules For the 21st Century

2:24 PM, Apr 03, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry believes that, 

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Kerry: State Department Is 'Focused on Economics, Strengthening US Businesses & Creating Jobs'

11:01 AM, Mar 13, 2014

In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry made the point that his department is not just concerned with foreign affairs.  The State Department tweeted the following comments of the secretary at the hearing:

 

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Keystone Kops

Sep 30, 2013

It's not often officials from the nation’s largest business lobby and an AFL-CIO-affiliated union speak to one another, let alone work together. But last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and North America’s Building Trades Unions held a joint press conference on Capitol Hill in support of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Nearby that same day, exactly five years after Trans-Canada Corp.

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State Department Spox Laments: No One Cares About Kerry's Travel

2:03 PM, Aug 13, 2013

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf lamented at the end of today's press conference that no reporter cared to ask about Secretary of State John Kerry's travel:

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Podcast: Kerry's Attempt at Israeli-Palestinian Peace is 'Delusional'

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:35 PM, Jul 22, 2013

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on Secretary of State John Kerry's peace tour, Egypt, Syria, and Iran.

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John Kerry Makes Up Country of 'Kyrzakhstan'

9:12 AM, Feb 25, 2013

In a little noticed mistake last week, John Kerry, the new secretary of state, seems to have made up the country of "Kyrzakhstan":

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Senate Confirms Kerry for State

4:46 PM, Jan 29, 2013

The United States Senate voted 94 to 3 to confirm one of its own, John Kerry of Massachusetts, for the office of secretary of state. Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (both of Texas) and James Inhofe of Oklahoma were the only senators to vote against Kerry's nomination to succeed Hillary Clinton at the State Department. Kerry himself voted "present."

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Hillary: Obama Knew Expectations Were Set Too High For Him

Obama told Clinton: "I'm not going to be able to do a lot to satisfy the built-up expectations for our role around the world."
7:24 PM, Jan 27, 2013

In a joint interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, Clinton reveals that Obama knew all along that expectations were set too high for him when he first came into office:

"What did he promise you [in order to accept the secretary of state job? And has he kept the promises?" Kroft asked Clinton, seated in front of Obama.

"It was going to be hard. But, you know--"

"And i kept that promise," said Obama.

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Susan Rice: 'America Is Fortunate that Senator John Kerry Will Be Our Next Secretary of State'

4:31 PM, Dec 21, 2012

U.N. ambassador Susan Rice praises President Obama's selection of John Kerry to be the next secretary of state in a statement to the press:

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Kerry Silent at State Announcement

1:52 PM, Dec 21, 2012

President Barack Obama sang John Kerry's praise today, as he nominated the former presidential candidate to be the next secretary of state. But after the president spoke, Kerry did not. 

It is highly unusual for the person being nominated not speak at the press conference being held for him. Nevertheless, that's what happened today at the White House. 

Even CBS reporter Mark Knoller notes this oddity on Twitter:

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Cutter: Susan Rice Decided to Give Up

9:01 AM, Dec 14, 2012

Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, blamed Susan Rice for withdrawing her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state, not Obama. She made the comments this morning on national television:

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Obama Signals Rice Won't Get Consolation Prize of National Security Adviser

6:24 PM, Dec 13, 2012

It was believed that Ambassador Susan Rice, the U.S. representative to the United Nations, would either get the nod for secretary of state or, as a consolation prize, national security adviser. Regardless, the conventional wisdom held, Rice would be promoted in Obama's second term

But after today, it does not look like Rice, who has been under fire for mishandling the response to the Benghazi terror attack, will be appointed to either position.

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Report: Hillary Prefers Kerry Over Rice as Replacement

11:38 AM, Dec 01, 2012

Hillary Clinton reportedly prefers that her replacement be Senator John Kerry, and not Susan Rice, the current ambassador to the United Nations. Both Kerry and Rice have been rumored to be next in line for the secretary of state job. Clinton intends to step down from the post "days" after President Barack Obama's second inauguration in January.

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Kerry Still Coy About Secretary of State Job

4:54 PM, Nov 28, 2012

The Associated Press reports:

Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation's top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic.

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Susan Rice's High School History Teacher Endorses Her for Secretary of State

10:44 AM, Nov 27, 2012

Susan Rice, the current U.N. ambassador and a possible nominee for secretary of state, has been under fire recently for her involvement in the Benghazi scandal. Prominent senators have promised to block Rice's nomination over the matter, if President Obama puts her up for secretary of state.

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Kerry Coy About Future

10:45 AM, Nov 14, 2012

Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, was coy this morning when asked in the Capitol about his plans for the future. It has been speculated that Kerry might be a leading candidate to take over for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or even for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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