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Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation “research assistants,” according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed “extremely careless” with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced

State Dept to approve Keystone pipeline permit

The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The approval of the permit would mark the beginning of process that could be lengthy and complicated by approvals needed by

US State Dept. warns college students against spring break travel to Mexico

The U.S. State Department is warning college students across the country not to spend spring break in certain parts of Mexico, where rampant crime has made travel dangerous for Americans. The warning comes as students are finishing up midterm exams and heading out in search of warmer climes, salty margaritas and wild parties. But Mexico,

Trump budget plan boosts Pentagon, trims State Dept, EPA

The White House on Monday will send federal departments a budget proposal containing the defense spending increase President Donald Trump promised, financed partly by cuts to the U.S. State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other non-defense programs, two officials familiar with the proposal said. One of the officials said Trump’s request for the Pentagon included

State Dept. reviewing Obama admin’s last-minute decision to send Palestinians $221M

The State Department announced Tuesday that it will review the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans. The department said it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump

Kerry apologizes to gay community for decades of prejudice by State Dept.

Hundreds of gay employees were purged from the federal government during the communist scare of the Cold War. On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Secretary John F. Kerry formally apologized Monday to the American gay and transgender community for decades of open witch-hunting the agency conducted in the mid-20th century. The diplomatic agency

Castro Regime “Sh**ting Bricks!” Over Trump Appointments!

Humberto Fontova, “Los cubanos están cagados,” — the Cubans are sh—— themselves — said a businessman who regularly meets with Cuban government officials and told the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald they contacted him after Trump’s victory. “They have no communication channels to Trump.” Actually, it’s probably Trump’s appointments to his transition team that

Hillary Clinton’s Corruption and Lies make her Unfit to be President

Hillary’s Secret Server, No issue has better defined Hillary Clinton’s worst instincts than her mishandling of classified information through the use of a secret email server while she was Secretary of State. Her penchant for secrecy, refusal to admit mistakes, and decision to lie about it over and over again have undermined our national security

WikiLeaks: Clinton donors received special treatment from State Dept.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “disregarded ethics guidelines” to raise more than $72 million for the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Shanghai in 2010, taking money from big-name contributors who later “received favorable treatment” from her State Department and also contributed to her namesake foundation, according to a 2015 internal Clinton research document

Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept

The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments. Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th

Emails show Clinton campaign coordinated with State Dept. official before email revelation

Newly released emails appear to show a State Department official coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before her use of a private email to conduct government business was revealed. Emails from campaign chairman John Podesta show that the state official provided Clinton aides with the agency’s official response to a New York Times reporter in

Podesta relative earned six-figure fees lobbying Clinton’s State Dept.

Amid the tumult of the 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta is best known as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and the individual from whose private account WikiLeaks is presently publishing some 50,000 hacked emails. Released in daily batches, these documents have laid bare the inner workings and tensions of the Clinton campaign in an unprecedented way,