Trump Administration

Klobuchar Pledges to Fire Betsy DeVos in First 100 Days

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) in a new ad released Wednesday pledged to fire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos within her first 100 days as president—a likely unnecessary move given that DeVos would depart with sitting President Donald Trump.

Trump Admin Vows Continued Support for Iranian Anti-Regime Protesters

Pompeo says U.S. will expose, sanction top Iranian human rights abusers

Secretary of State Mike PompeoThe Trump administration will continue to expose and sanction Iranian regime leaders found guilty of human rights abuses, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, a message that comes as protesters across Iran take to the streets to protest the ruling regime.

Trump Endorses Controversial, Unprecedented Policy on Settlements Held by Previous Administrations

Support for U.N. resolution calling Israeli settlements illegal made in final days of Obama presidency

WEst BankSecretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States had reversed a Carter administration-era State Department legal opinion calling Israeli settlements in the West Bank "inconsistent with international law." The decision, apparently long in the works, comes days after a ruling by an E.U. court requiring Israeli products made in disputed territories to carry special labels—a decision widely seen as creating a legal pretext for the E.U.'s eventual adoption of boycotts on Israeli goods.