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    Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?
    Jan11

    Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?

    Does the world look “to America as the indispensable nation … because America stands for universal values and aspirations,” as Hillary Clinton claimed yesterday evening? Clinton made the comment during a ceremony at the State Department to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center pavilion, which I had the pleasure of attending. The...

    Rex Tillerson Says Exxon Mobil Didn’t Lobby Against Sanctions. Public Records Suggest Otherwise
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson Says Exxon Mobil Didn’t Lobby Against Sanctions. Public Records Suggest Otherwise

    WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson testified under oath during his secretary of state confirmation hearing Wednesday that he had no knowledge of his company lobbying lawmakers against sanctions.But public records show that between 2006 and 2014, while Tillerson was leading the oil giant, firms representing Exxon Mobil...

    Canada won’t drop sanctions in a tit-for-tat trade with Russia
    Jan11

    Canada won’t drop sanctions in a tit-for-tat trade with Russia

    The Russian government has sent a clear message to Canada: If you want us to drop sanctions against your new foreign affairs minister, you must return the favor. Canada sent a clearer message in response: No. In a statement to RIA-Novosti, a state-run broadcaster seen as a Kremlin mouthpiece, an unnamed source from the Russian Foreign Ministry...

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #5
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #5

    It goes on. x YouTube Video Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 · 7:24:42 PM +00:00 · Mark Sumner The afternoon …read more Source: Daily...

    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying

    (Credit: AP) Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO tapped to be secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, was evasive in his replies to questions about climate change and Russian lobbying during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. When asked about how much Exxon Mobil knew about climate change, Tillerson replied, “Since I’m no...

    Rex Tillerson Takes Tougher Stance on Russia at Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson Takes Tougher Stance on Russia at Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing

    Tillerson supported Ukraine’s claim on Crimea but said he hadn’t discussed Russia with Donald Trump. …read more Source:...

    Trump says he’d never do bad things in hotels because he, as hotel guy, knows hotel rooms are bugged
    Jan11

    Trump says he’d never do bad things in hotels because he, as hotel guy, knows hotel rooms are bugged

    One of the more surreal moments of the truly bizarre Trump performance we just were subjected to—which was akin to watching a drugged-up bear pretend to ride an imaginary unicycle while juggling imaginary flaming bowling pins—was our actual, honest-to-God President-Elect denying that he would be stupid enough to hire prostitutes to pee on him on...

    The one problem with Justin Trudeau’s new team
    Jan11

    The one problem with Justin Trudeau’s new team

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, middle, holds a press conference as he’s joined by his newly sworn in ministers on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top-tier team makeover on Tuesday adds and elevates a great deal of gravitas, fresh energy and intellectual heft...

    Russia Spread Fake News And Disinformation In Sweden, Report Finds
    Jan11

    Russia Spread Fake News And Disinformation In Sweden, Report Finds

    Russia’s propaganda machine reportedly extends far beyond its alleged interference in the U.S. elections. It also took “active measures” to exert “covert influence” on public opinion and decision making in Sweden, according to a report the Swedish Institute of International Affairs released last week.Experts determined that a series of...

    Chrystia Freeland, a foreign minister for the Donald Trump era
    Jan11

    Chrystia Freeland, a foreign minister for the Donald Trump era

    Chrystia Freeland is sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Call it the Trump pivot—or maybe, more accurately, the Trump double axle—as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle spins both towards and away from the temperamentally unpredictable...