Articles Tagged with State Department

U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya

U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States has evacuated its embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, due to “ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity,” according to the State Department. “We are committed to supporting the Libyan people during this challenging time, and are currently exploring options for a permanent return to Tripoli as… Read more »

Hillary Clinton Refused To Label Boko Haram As Terrorist Group

boko haram terrorist group

Hillary Clinton refused to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group despite pressure for two years before the Nigerian organization kidnapped 200 girls to sell into the sex trade. The former Secretary of State and likely presidential candidate has made multiple public statements condemning the deplorable kidnapping, but neglected to discuss the missed opportunity to… Read more »

Kerry Delays Keystone Pipeline To Seek Agency Opinions

Keystone Pipeline Project Path

The Keystone XL Pipeline came across yet another hurdle on Friday, when Secretary of State John Kerry postponed the long-delayed project until he could solicit opinions from eight federal agencies. Not only that, but litigation currently making its way through the Nebraska Supreme Court could provide other important considerations. “The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could… Read more »

Al-Qaida Threat: What You Need To Know In August

African Al-Qaida members

The vague Al-Qaida threat that encompasses the month of August and a large number of countries seems to have confused more Americans than it has “warned,” but officials remain tight-lipped about why such a broad, disruptive caution was issued. Americans learned of an Al-Qaida threat Friday night, one that urged travelers to be “on alert”… Read more »

State Department Allegations Called ‘Baseless’ By US Ambassador

State Department

A US ambassador has responded to a recent spate of State Department allegations from a leaked internal memo, calling them “baseless” and “devastating.” As we reported earlier, an internal State Department memo leaked to the press shows that it’s not just high-level American privacy and press scandals the administration is coping with. They’re also apparently… Read more »

Anderson Cooper Responds To Fed Criticism Over Christopher Stevens’ Journal

Anderson Cooper's response

Last Friday, CNN reported on a journal belonging to the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens found by the news network at the US Embassy in Libya. The State Department issued an incredibly damning statement over the weekend, calling CNN’s actions “disgusting” and “indefensible.” The situation also caused an email spat between a BuzzFeed journalist and one… Read more »