A Weakened State Department Could Mean Diminishing US Influence
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A Weakened State Department Could Mean Diminishing US Influence
2020-02-13 16:15:13
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is forging the next chapter of his presidency following the conclusion of the Senate impeachment trial which resulted, according to the White House press secretary, in his acquittal and his “full vindication and exoneration.”  But... Read More

Pompeo Warns Governors to Be Wary of China's Economic Overtures
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Pompeo Warns Governors to Be Wary of China's Economic Overtures
2020-02-10 21:44:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a stern warning about China in a speech to governors on Saturday, warning that Beijing is using economic promises as a wedge to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities. "The competition with China is not... Read More

Pelosi, Pompeo to Keynote National Governors Association Winter Meeting
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Pelosi, Pompeo to Keynote National Governors Association Winter Meeting
2020-02-07 15:23:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver the keynote addresses at this weekend's National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington. The meeting is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Saturday... Read More

Pompeo Bars NPR Reporter From His Plane
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Pompeo Bars NPR Reporter From His Plane

WASHINGTON — Following an unusually acrimonious exchange between Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and a senior journalist with National Public Radio, the State Department has barred the broadcaster’s representative from traveling with him as part of a reporting pool... Read More

Pompeo Skips House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Iran Policy
Geopolitics
Pompeo Skips House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Iran Policy
2020-01-15 21:36:00
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to attend a hearing on Tuesday to examine the Administration’s policy on Iran, including its recent decision to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Pompeo had been invited to attend the House Foreign... Read More

Pompeo Says He Doesn’t Want to Run for Senate, But Updates Old Campaign Site
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Pompeo Says He Doesn’t Want to Run for Senate, But Updates Old Campaign Site

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s old congressional campaign website now redirects visitors to his newly created personal Twitter account. The change to MikePompeo.com, which took place on Dec. 27, comes as Pompeo publicly downplays his interest in a... Read More

Nation’s Mayors Urge Administration to Rescind Executive Order Reducing Refugee Admissions
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Nation’s Mayors Urge Administration to Rescind Executive Order Reducing Refugee Admissions
2019-11-26 22:32:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Eighty-eight mayors representing cities across the country are urging the Trump administration to rescind an executive order that revamped the nation's system for resettling refugees and could entirely curtail the resettlement of refugees in their communities. In a... Read More

US Officials Try to Contain the Damage And Assure Allies After Trump’s Syria Withdrawal
Foreign Affairs
US Officials Try to Contain the Damage And Assure Allies After Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump claims victory in the Turkish-Russian takeover of northern Syria, members of his government are traveling the globe in an attempt to control the damage and reassure spooked allies about U.S. intentions. Defense Secretary Mark... Read More

Pompeo Seeks to Win Back US Influence in Southeast Asia Amid China’s Rise
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Seeks to Win Back US Influence in Southeast Asia Amid China’s Rise

BANGKOK — Against a backdrop of China’s rising economic and military power, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived in the Thai capital of Bangkok this week with a difficult mission: Try to win back lost ground in Southeast Asia,... Read More

Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table'
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Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table'
2019-07-30 15:01:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed widespread speculation that he's considering a run for the U.S. Senate, telling an audience of business men and women Monday that such a bid "is off the table, as a practical matter."... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up in Arctic
Geopolitics
Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up in Arctic
2019-05-10 20:32:18
by HJ Mai

The Arctic’s environment is undergoing a dramatic shift, with temperatures in the region heating up faster than anywhere else in the world. An area that has long been considered unforgiving to men and machinery could soon host the next global... Read More

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