State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador.
American steel companies are planning to reopen several mills this year, adding jobs across the country, thanks in part to President Donald Trump’s tariffs.
In President Donald Trump’s world, Democrats are after your cars and want to force everyone onto trains.
President Donald Trump’s long list of Twitter foes has a new addition.
As the nation once again grappled with the tragedy and shock of another workplace shooting rampage, the 2020 Democratic candidates decried the failure of Congress to move gun control legislation — calling for immediate action to keep Americans safe.
Richard Shelby needed a drink. As the top Republican negotiator in Congress, the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman had spent the past few days hammering out the contours of a bipartisan spending bill to avert a second government shutdown.
Police gave an update Saturday on a deadly shooting that unfolded Friday at a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois. They gave details about the victims and the shooter. Watch the full press conference.
Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany’s decision to stand by the deal.
New York native and Grammy nominee Emily King has long won acclaim for her intricate blend of R&B and soul, but the release of her third album has earned her special praise from some of the biggest names in music including John Legend, Sam Smith, Sara Bareilles Justin Timberlake. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Anthony…
First things first: The theme song of the week is Law & Order theme song by Mike Post.
Seafood is a staple of diets in this country and around the world, but getting it is problematic. Overfishing is a serious issue in our oceans and fish farms bring a host of health and environmental hazards. Now, some innovative food companies are finding success with a creative substitute for seafood: fish filets and other…
Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 16, 2019 On behalf of the people of the United States and our government, I wish to congratulate all Lithuanians on the 101st anniversary of restoration of your independence. Sveikiname! Together, over the course of the past year, we have celebrated your centennial anniversary…
President Trump has declared a national emergency to get more federal money for his long-promised border wall. The president announced his plan to use billions from military construction and counter-drug efforts to fund the wall. His move comes after Congress approved a spending measure to avoid another government shutdown. Errol Barnett reports.
The pending legal battle over the national emergency declared by President Trump may all center around “semantics,” Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson argued Friday.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if President Trump can declare a national emergency to bypass Congress in order to secure funding for his long-promised border wall, a Democratic president can do the same for guns.
While the Trump administration sends humanitarian aid to Venezuela and ratchets up its rhetoric against Nicolas Maduro’s regime, a growing group of Venezuelans who’ve fled to the United States are finding themselves in legal limbo and calling on Congress for help.
The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland.
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Kamala Harris, who represents the Golden State in the US Senate, for president in 2020.
In redacted transcript, judge describes why she believes Manafort lied about discussions with Kilimnik
A federal judge released a redacted transcript Friday night of a sealed hearing earlier this week with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long’s resignation earlier this week.
We’re ending the week on a high note: The government isn’t going to shut down tonight!
Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team intend to file a sentencing recommendation in the Paul Manafort case Friday.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort deserves 19.5 years to 24.5 years in prison for his conviction for eight financial crimes, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Friday night.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in a closed-door hearing Wednesday. A redacted transcript was made public Friday.
A federal judge directed the Department of Defense to stop the pending discharge of two airmen suing the Pentagon for allegedly targeting them for being HIV-positive, LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal said in a statement Friday.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday claimed in a new court filing that prosecutors have evidence former Trump adviser Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign
Immigration hawks slammed the border security compromise President Trump signed into law Friday for containing last-minute provisions that they argued gives “amnesty” to many – but a Department of Homeland Security official insisted to Fox News that’s a misunderstanding of the bill.
House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says that his panel has obtained information that calls into question previous statements made by attorneys representing President Donald Trump to federal officials about 2016 hush-money payments to keep an alleged Trump extramarital affair under wraps.
Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.
President Donald Trump is well aware that his national emergency declaration will face legal challenges, but he’s moving forward anyway.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.
Lawmakers in Kentucky’s House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state – if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
A federal judge has placed a gag order on longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone and attorneys involved in his criminal case.
A federal judge on Friday dealt a win to the Trump administration when he dismissed a lawsuit by a group of butterfly conservationists for wall construction that the group said was expected to run through its property.
Our 2020 new Democratic primary power rankings were released on Thursday. Sen. Kamala Harris from California remains the most likely to win the nomination.
As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation, important questions remain about Paul Manafort’s dealings with Russians while he ran the 2016 Trump campaign and his motive, which prosecutors believe is at “the heart” of their inquiry.
A woman is expressing her thanks after a stranger changed her life with a random act of kindness. The amazing moment took place at a Cracker Barrel in Tennessee and she’s giving praise to God for the blessing.
Collected Department Releases: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18 Good Governance and the Rule of Law in Jordan
– Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18 Good Governance and the Rule of Law in Jordan
Collected Department Releases: The United States Delivers Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Cucuta, Colombia for the People of Venezuela
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The United States is responding to Interim President Juan Guaido’s request to help meet the urgent needs of the people of Venezuela. On February 16, the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, in a cooperative effort, will deliver aid ready for distribution…
Democrats on Capitol Hill were quick to denounce President Donald Trump’s announcement on Friday that he is signing a national emergency declaration over a border wall — and promised to fight back against the executive action.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he’s launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican.
Collected Department Releases: Press Availability With Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson
Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Harpa Concert Hall Reykjavik, Iceland February 15, 2019 MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, and Secretary of State – Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. Mike Pompeo. Minister Thordarson, please. FOREIGN MINISTER THORDARSON: Thank you. Good…
Only 3-in-10 Americans said President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in early February.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo visited Reykjavik today, marking the first official visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Iceland since 2008. Secretary Pompeo met with Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and they discussed Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship…
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with major Nigerian presidential candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in advance of the country’s February 16 presidential election. The Secretary noted the deep and long-standing partnership…
Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The United States was the first country to recognize Iceland’s independence in 1944. Over the past 75 years, the United States has developed a close relationship built on our strong defense cooperation, growing trade and investment, and people-to-people ties. PARTNERS IN SECURITY Under the…
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The United States remains steadfast in its support of Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido, the transitional government, and the Venezuelan people. We will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy. Today, the…
Officials tasked with carrying out the nation’s border security mission are facing a trifecta of migration challenges, along the US-Mexico border, according to officials, as President Donald Trump announces he will declare a national emergency.
Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 15, 2019 On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I am pleased to extend our congratulations to the people of Serbia as you celebrate your national day. The United States remains committed to supporting Serbia’s goal of further Western integration….
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday to participate in the regular closed-door conference meeting among the nine justices, the court announced.
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina February 20-21 to meet with members of Congress, local officials, as well as faculty and students at local community colleges and universities to promote the expansion of…
Collected Department Releases: United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance at the Launch of the Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 Today in Geneva, the United States announced $60 million in humanitarian assistance at the launch of the 2019 UN Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh. This funding will help address the emergency needs of more than 900,000 refugees in Bangladesh, most of whom are Rohingya…
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini today in Brussels to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation on a range of key issues, including efforts to restore democracy to Venezuela and support Interim…
Republicans might be resorting a lot more often to prayer — the new strategy several senators have adopted for dealing with their capricious President — because of the forces unleashed by the latest fraught moment of the Trump era.
President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency — a move that could allow the administration to circumvent Congress and unlock money to build his signature border wall, the White House said Thursday.
President Donald Trump once said taking executive action on immigration was an unconstitutional action that could lead to impeachment.
With little time left before funding expires for key parts of the federal government, both the Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to vote Thursday on a deal to avert a shutdown.
Trump will sign bill to avoid shutdown, then announce $8 billion national emergency for border wall, official says
President Donald Trump’s aides now say they are less certain he will sign a bipartisan spending compromise that doesn’t include the money he demanded for a border wall — a major shift from earlier this week when officials indicated privately that he would.
President Donald Trump will sign a bill to avert another government shutdown, but also issue a national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US southern border, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, replacing lawmakers’ most pressing problem with one that strikes at their power to spend money.
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 QUESTION: Earlier today, I asked the secretary about efforts by some European allies to help Iran circumvent U.S. sanctions. SECRETARY POMPEO: Bret, we have made clear since our withdrawal from the JCPOA that we thought it was a horrible deal and…
It was Democrats who brought Amazon to New York City, and it was Democrats who chased it away.
Collected Department Releases: Eight-year Anniversary of the Detention of 2009 Iranian Political Opponents
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 This week marks the eight-year anniversary of the detention of 2009 Iranian presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife and women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard. We condemn the continued house arrest of these three individuals, which contradicts Iran’s…
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources. We call on all parties to urgently establish a mutually acceptable security arrangement that will guarantee the…
The Senate will vote Thursday on whether to send President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, back to the Department of Justice, marking his second tour atop an agency facing down a set of threats unimaginable in his first go-around.
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The…
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha today in Warsaw. They discussed ongoing efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),…
Collected Department Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl today in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. They discussed the importance…
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for your time first. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s great to be with you. QUESTION: Thanks so much. How would this Warsaw conference help counter Iran malign activity in the Middle East and push the peace…
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 QUESTION: Secretary Pompeo, so let’s begin with what has happened right here, right now: an effort by U.S. administration in order to form a broad and international coalition against the Islamic Republic, as was reflected in Vice President Pence’s remarks. Now,…
A group of conservative students representing Young Americans for Freedom at State University of New York at Oswego faced vitriolic and threatening backlash after hosting a “Build The Wall” campus display.
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Warsaw Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 13, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thanks for joining us. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s great to be with you. QUESTION: You said one focus of this conference is Iran. The U.S. has been applying a lot of pressure to Iran, withdrawing from the nuclear…
Collected Department Releases: DRL FY18 IRF Addressing Societal Constraints on Religious Freedom in Pakistan
February 13, 2019 United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18 IRF Addressing Societal Constraints on Religious Freedom in Pakistan This is the announcement of funding opportunity number SFOP0005584. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Type of Solicitation: Open Application Deadline: April…
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…
The United States set a big record this week: Our national debt is now over $22 trillion!
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
The US and Poland host a Middle East conference Thursday that’s meant to address a broad range of security challenges, but looks set to be dominated by Iran, which has become a source of tension between the US and allies and is reportedly causing friction within the administration as well.
Judge voids Paul Manafort plea deal, says he ‘intentionally’ lied to the FBI, special counsel and grand jury
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
William Barr has started discussions on how to handle two significant decisions awaiting him as attorney general: what to report to Congress about the special counsel’s Russia investigation findings and who will be his deputy attorney general, according to people briefed on the discussions.
Collected Department Releases: Iran-based Entities and Individuals Sanctioned Under E.O. 13606 and 13224
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated an Iran-based entity, as well as four associated individuals, that organize international conferences in support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force’s (IRGC-QF’s) efforts to recruit and collect intelligence from foreign attendees, including U.S. persons. In…
Ten Democratic members of Congress sent a letter Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an investigation into the Trump Organization over revelations that undocumented workers were employed at the company’s golf clubs.
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, we anticipate continuing our work with the African Union on key…
Antisemitism is the world’s oldest hatred, cultivated across cultures, continents, and centuries by people with many different agendas. It led to the enslavement of Jews in Egypt, forced expulsion during the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms in Poland and Soviet Russia, genocide in Nazi Germany, and near extinction in the Muslim world. This history raises the question:…
Collected Department Releases: Statement on ICJ Preliminary Judgment in the Certain Iranian Assets Case
Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 Today the International Court of Justice has made a preliminary ruling in Certain Iranian Assets, rejecting many of Iran’s baseless claims and significantly narrowing what remains. This is a significant victory for the United States. Certain Iranian Assets is yet another case in which the…
‘How Did We Miss It?’ Family’s Devastating Discovery – Beloved Father, Pastor Abused Children for Yea
John Hinton was a pastor and spiritual leader. He was also a master pedophile who abused hundreds of children.
A Second Chance in Life: The Story of a Woman Who Assisted in Performing Abortions and Found Redemption
There is a moral outrage in America today because of a law recently passed in New York that allows for medical professionals to perform abortions up to birth, for virtually any reason, including the mental health of the mother. The new law is called the “Reproductive Health Act” although it has nothing to do with…
“I have stood watch when the Coast Guard didn’t have the budget to buy toilet paper,” Amanda Morales, a Coast Guard veteran, tells me. “We had to bring our own from home.”
Collected Department Releases: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18/19 IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom
February 13, 2019 United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18/19 IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom This is the announcement of funding opportunity number SFOP0005593 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Type of Solicitation: Open Application Deadline: 11:30 PM (EST) on…
Collected Department Releases: The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East
Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 Tackling the Region's Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the…
The last time two women led a House committee, the year was 1977 and the panel was the Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop.
Harvest Bible Church elders announced Wednesday that senior pastor James MacDonald has been fired from the very church he founded more than 30 years ago.
President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources who have spoke directly with the President.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal – endorsed by nearly all top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates – in an effort to force Democrats to officially go on the record for the radical proposal.
President Donald Trump’s mantra “I alone can fix it” is about to face its ultimate test as he contemplates a vast, contentious sweep of executive power to build his wall.
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal and said the media were “complicit” in burying the most radical parts of the deal.
President Trump is likely to sign the congressional border agreement that falls far short of the wall funding he previously demanded — and it’ll be pretty difficult for him to “spin” this as a victory, National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg argued Tuesday.
A Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Kentucky said Tuesday that he will take legal action after officials cut his “bona fide” nickname “Trump” from the GOP primary ballot.