“Tillerson: diplomacy until ‘first bomb drops'”


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In an interview with Jake Tapper, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will pursue diplomacy in North Korea until the “first bomb drops”. MORE

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“US has ‘direct channels’ to Pyongyang, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says”


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“Trump Has Essentially Abdicated The Basic Responsibilities Of A President”


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“It was a stunning moment. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested that the president of the United States does not speak for American values.

After deflecting questions from Fox News’ Chris Wallace about President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacist groups who incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, by saying that he and the State Department “represent America’s values,” Tillerson said that “the president speaks for himself.”

Tillerson’s statement caps a tumultuous two weeks in which Trump demonstrated that he has abandoned essential duties of the office, failing to provide basic, measured responses to violence and natural disasters.”  MORE

“Lindsey Graham Invokes Benghazi in Attacking Trump Budget”


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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 08: Senate Judicary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens to witnesses during a subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified to the subcommittee that she had warned the White House about contacts between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russia that might make him vulnerable to blackmail. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Mutiny at Foggy Bottom: State Department management resigns en masse”


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Rex Tillerson hasn’t even been confirmed as the State Department’s new secretary, but already the former Exxon CEO is already facing a mutiny from several top staffers. While visiting the agency’s Foggy Bottom headquarters on Wednesday, Tillerson witnessed his entire senior level management team walk out on him, according to a bombshell new report from The Washington Post.

Rex Tillerson hasn’t even been confirmed as the State Department’s new secretary, but already the former Exxon CEO is already facing a mutiny from several top staffers.
While visiting the agency’s Foggy Bottom headquarters on Wednesday, Tillerson witnessed his entire senior level management team walk out on him, according to a bombshell new report from The Washington Post.

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“Exxon CEO Comes Out Against Fracking Project Because It Will Affect His Property Values”


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CREDIT: AP/LM OTERO As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to extract it.

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As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to extract it.