Stories tagged with State Department

How draining the swamp works

By Muckety   |   December 13, 2016 at 9:39am   |   0 Comments

Exxon Mobil is a client of consulting firm RiceHadleyGates. Money well spent.

Apple may soon have another friend in Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 3, 2013 at 9:39am   |   0 Comments

Catherine Ann Novelli, Apple’s vice president of worldwide government affairs, awaits Senate confirmation of President Obama’s nomination of her to be under secretary of State.

Kurt Campbell jumps from State to the business world

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 1, 2013 at 1:16pm   |   0 Comments

Kurt Campbell barely took a breather when he left the State Department in February.

Human trafficking: a global offense

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 20, 2013 at 8:41am   |   0 Comments

One of the most difficult networks to map is the tangle of supply chains delivering products to American consumers.

From State to the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 5, 2013 at 7:46am   |   0 Comments

For former secretaries of State, the odds of landing a book contract are much higher than the odds of being elected president.

Samantha Power takes a breather

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 17, 2013 at 2:24pm   |   0 Comments

Less than a month ago, when American Prospect assembled a “fantasy cabinet” for President Obama’s second term, it named Samantha Power as an ideal choice for secretary of State.

Brookings and State

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 26, 2012 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

No matter who the nominee is for State Department, the Brookings Institution is likely to have skin in the game.

Kerry named for secretary of State

By Muckety   |   December 21, 2012 at 1:40pm   |   0 Comments

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he would nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State.

Kerry wouldn’t be the first secretary of state in his family

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 14, 2012 at 7:26am   |   0 Comments

Should Sen. John Kerry become the next secretary of State, now that Susan Rice has removed her name from consideration, he will not be the first person in his extended family to hold the office.

The new revolving door: Silicon Valley and Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 15, 2012 at 6:01am   |   0 Comments

Google blocked an offensive video from being seen in several countries this week, as anti-American protests spread.

Robert Kagan, neocon listened to by both presidential candidates

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 27, 2012 at 2:55pm   |   0 Comments

Foreign Policy has just released a list of the 50 people with the greatest influence on the Republican Party’s positions on international relations.

Ryan Crocker stepping down from Afghanistan post

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 22, 2012 at 12:43pm   |   0 Comments

Ryan Crocker will leave his post as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan this summer, authorities said Tuesday.

Nuland speaks for Democrats; husband advises Romney

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 10, 2011 at 10:17am   |   0 Comments

Victoria Nuland’s role as spokesperson for the State Department, deemed strange by some who remember her tenure as principal deputy national security adviser to then Vice President Dick Cheney, has become stranger yet.

Sidney Blumenthal to advise Hillary Clinton

By A. James Memmott   |   June 25, 2009 at 10:57am   |   3 Comments

Sidney Blumenthal, a fierce supporter of both Clintons, will be joining Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department, according to news reports.

Will U.S. ambassadors be pros or patrons under Obama?

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2008 at 10:20am   |   0 Comments

As the biggest money-raiser to ever run for president, is Barack Obama getting ready to repay his supporters, or is he preparing to name top-notch diplomats to the posts?

Some passport reviewers worked for outside firms

By Eric Rosenberg   |   March 22, 2008 at 2:48pm   |   0 Comments

At least three of the people accused of improperly accessing presidential candidates’ passport records worked for two companies that have long histories with the State Department and other government agencies.

Wolfowitz is back, as arms control adviser

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 25, 2008 at 10:02am   |   0 Comments

Paul Wolfowitz is never jobless for long.

The State Department announced yesterday that the former World Bank president will chair its International Security Advisory Board. He succeeds former Sen. Fred Thompson, who resigned last summer to launch his short-lived presidential campaign.

Alvin Krongard quits Blackwater board

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 16, 2007 at 8:54pm   |   0 Comments

The Blackwater web is more tangled than even its main investigator realized.

Howard “Cookie” Krongard, State Department inspector general, recused himself this week from the ongoing probe of Blackwater Worldwide after learning that his brother sits on the company’s advisory board.

When questioned Wednesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Krongard at first said his brother did not hold the position.

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