CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday repeatedly challenged claims he is a hawk who would lead the country into another costly war, arguing during his first confirmation hearing to become secretary of State that he would dedicate himself to promoting diplomatic solutions as a way to prevent war.
The Republican National Committee is pressuring Senate Democrats from states that Donald Trump won in the 2016 election to confirm the president’s nominee to run the State Department.
Congress is pressuring the State Department to release a long classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could change the calculus on how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to sources and a congressional letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, responding to frustration among GOP senators about Senate delays in confirming President Trump’s nominees, is considering a more aggressive manner of confronting Democrats’ obstruction and delays.
The State Department is condemning efforts by the Cuban government to prevent members of the country’s dissident community from traveling to Peru to participate in the Summit of the Americas later this week.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright threw jabs at President Donald Trump, calling him the “most anti-democratic leader” in America’s history, during an interview published by NPR on Tuesday.