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State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants

State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants

The Trump administration was sued in federal court Thursday over a new rule requiring nearly all visa applicants to list the handles they use on social media services. Read full article: State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, r...→

State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants

State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants

The Trump administration was sued in federal court Thursday over a new rule requiring nearly all visa applicants to list the handles they use on social media services. Read full article: State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, r...→

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Ramsey County will soon have a new chief financial officer — one who will be leaving a beleaguered state department that is under threat of breakup by Minnesota legislators due to improper pa… Read full article: Chief financial officer at beleaguered s...→

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

A former Penn State football player filed a lawsuit against the school claiming that players hazed him and other teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name. Read full article: Penn State, James Franklin sued over all...→

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

Trump is further tightening his administration's pressure campaign against Cuba as it unravels the historic opening implemented by his predecessor Barack Obama. Read full article: US further restricts air travel to Cuba ...→

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

A State Department spokeswoman shut down a far-left CNN International anchor with three brutally efficient fact checks about Iran. Read full article: State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN A...→

State opens applications for social-equity weed loan fund

As City Council prepares to vote on delaying weed sales in Chicago, a long-awaited fund for would-be licensees starts taking applications. Read full article: State opens applications for social-equi...→

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Parents of a 19yearold woman who died of alcohol poisoning are suing her sorority and California State University Fullerton claiming her death was due to hazing Read full article: Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s ...→

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, criticized the spreading of the debunked theory, telling reporters that "we have to adhere to the facts that’s presented to us by our intelligence community." Read full article: State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP ...→

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

The State Department late Friday released 100 pages of court-ordered documents that show President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on the phone at least two times in late March within the same time frame of events currently under investigation in a House impeachment inquiry. Read full article: Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovi...→

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

President Trump’s pick for the second highest-ranking post at the State Department told a Senate panel Wednesday that any department employees who testify in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry will not face punishment for cooperating. Read full article: Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. ...→

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

The State Department on Monday urged social media companies to suspend the social media accounts of Iran's leaders. Read full article: State Department Urges Social Media Comp...→

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, said Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear. Read full article: State Dept. official says he heard Trump...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

The president of a philanthropic network founded by liberal megadonor George Soros asked Fox News on Thursday to ban a guest who spread a conspiracy theory about the billionaire. Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The “violations” total nearly 1,… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

A witness at the House impeachment hearing Wednesday revealed that one of his staffers overheard administration officials discussing a quid pro quo in President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Read full article: William Taylor, State Dept. official, dr...→

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

Shock, anger and sadness are giving way to pride among career diplomats that they are defending American ideals and holding the Trump administration accountable. Read full article: How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited...→

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduced his second amendment, to subpoena State Department documents related to the charges against the president. They are reading the text of the amendment now.... Why it’s important: The State Department is in possession of highly relevant records and communications involving officials in the Office of the Secretary as well as officials covering Ukraine who have direct knowledge of the key events in Read full article: Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena...→

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

Gregg Bennett had used the initial Department of Financial Institutions finding, following an August probe, to bolster his case. Read full article: State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency ...→

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Party chair expresses excitement about moving out of St. Louis Park; Duluth wants $13.5 million from state to repair Lakewalk trail; Klobuchar’s pitch to New Hampshire voters; and more. Read full article: State Fair sued after 37 police officers...→

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

The State Department and Department of Homeland Security are now prohibiting the use of the Chinese-owned social media application “TikTok” on government-issued devices. Read full article: State Department and DHS ban TikTok from...→

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

The New York Giants announced they would retain general manager Dave Gettleman after firing head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, drawing the ire of fans who want the executive to hit the road. Read full article: New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman...→

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

The police chief in Vermont's largest city turned in his badge Monday following an episode involving secret social media use and lies about it — only for the newly appointed acting chief to be replaced over a similar issue. Read full article: Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 L...→

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

For the longest time, the Department of Defense's books were a riddle wrapped in an enigma trapped in the head of a yeti encased in... Read full article: A Michigan State professor tried to revi...→

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

David Hale, the No. 3 official at State, testified that he's not aware of any evidence that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Read full article: State Dept official rejects claims of Uk...→

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

The documents were released as part of a lawsuit seeking records concerning President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine. Read full article: State Dept. documents reveal contact bet...→

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Thomas Osadzinski has been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization Read full article: Chicago man accused of helping preserve ...→

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

David Holmes was in a restaurant in Kyiv with Gordon Sondland when the U.S. ambassador to the EU called Trump. Read full article: Russia could have monitored Trump's call...→

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

"DHS has deployed this privacy-invasive technology without explaining how accurate the testing is, whether families can challenge the results, or how the program may be expanded in the future," said EFF Staff Attorney Saira Hussain. Read full article: DHS sued for answers about its use of DN...→

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

The State Department forced a career official out of her job because of her "perceived political views, association with former administrations, and perceived national origin," the Office of Inspector General announced in a report on Thursday. Read full article: Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against...→

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

Top State Department official George Kent said Wednesday that some U.S. officials, including himself, "constantly" pushed to investigate Burisma. Read full article: State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Push...→

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Mr. Kent, the department’s top Ukraine official, is known for pushing good governance causes without regard for whom he might offend. Read full article: Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official...→

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has broken three days of silence over the alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. In interviews with conservative radio hosts on Friday, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of either until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney suggesting that Marie Yovanovitch was being watched. Read full article: Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate All...→

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

Minnesota Senate Republicans tapped into several well-known frustrations of constituents Monday, as they laid out broad strokes for what they hope to prioritize during this year’s legislative… Read full article: 3 Republican state Senate priorities: Mu...→

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced the appointment of Rashmi Chugh, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer at DuPage County Health Department, to the Illinois State Board of Health. Read full article: Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health De...→

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

The State Department has issued a warning telling American citizens in Iraq that they should leave following the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike. Read full article: State Dept. Urges American Citizens to L...→

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

The State Department opens Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, Virginia. The massive 1,350-acre compound was approved by Congress and built to provide comprehensive lifesaving security training to Department of State personnel and members of the foreign affairs community. Read full article: State Dept opens massive new training ce...→

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

Nearly a year later, an Indiana woman has filed a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of her husband by a state trooper Read full article: State police sued over fatal roadside sh...→

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. Read full article: State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary ...→

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Three witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry testified that a top State Department official called Fox News host Sean Hannity to ask for "proof" of allegations against Amb. Yovanovitch. Read full article: Multiple diplomats testify that State De...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

TOP STORIES Skeptics chuckle as climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for Europe on 'plastic yacht' Trump pardons two military service members accused of war crimes, restores rank of Navy SEAL 'Bunch of dudes' in Hollywood to blame for Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Senior State Department officials appointed by President Donald Trump retaliated against a career employee, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Read full article: Trump officials penalized State Dept emp...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The violations total nearly 1,800 and includ… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans criticized Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor Wednesday for not having direct information, pushing the State Department diplomat to admit it during the impeachment hearing that it was possible that second-hand information could be faulty. Read full article: Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat fo...→

State Dept. Sending Official to Israel as Violence Spikes

The State Department's assistant secretary for political-military affairs, R. Clarke Cooper, will travel to Israel amid fighting in Israel and Gaza, according to a State Department memo Tuesday. Read full article: State Dept. Sending Official to Israel a...→

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Ramsey County will soon have a new chief financial officer — one who will be leaving a beleaguered state department that is under threat of breakup by Minnesota legislators due to improper pa… Read full article: Chief financial officer at beleaguered s...→

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has broken three days of silence over the alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. In interviews with conservative radio hosts on Friday, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of either until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney suggesting that Marie Yovanovitch was being watched. Read full article: Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate All...→

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

Gregg Bennett had used the initial Department of Financial Institutions finding, following an August probe, to bolster his case. Read full article: State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency ...→

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

Trump is further tightening his administration's pressure campaign against Cuba as it unravels the historic opening implemented by his predecessor Barack Obama. Read full article: US further restricts air travel to Cuba ...→

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced the appointment of Rashmi Chugh, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer at DuPage County Health Department, to the Illinois State Board of Health. Read full article: Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health De...→

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

The State Department and Department of Homeland Security are now prohibiting the use of the Chinese-owned social media application “TikTok” on government-issued devices. Read full article: State Department and DHS ban TikTok from...→

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

The State Department opens Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, Virginia. The massive 1,350-acre compound was approved by Congress and built to provide comprehensive lifesaving security training to Department of State personnel and members of the foreign affairs community. Read full article: State Dept opens massive new training ce...→

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

The police chief in Vermont's largest city turned in his badge Monday following an episode involving secret social media use and lies about it — only for the newly appointed acting chief to be replaced over a similar issue. Read full article: Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 L...→

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Parents of a 19yearold woman who died of alcohol poisoning are suing her sorority and California State University Fullerton claiming her death was due to hazing Read full article: Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s ...→

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, criticized the spreading of the debunked theory, telling reporters that "we have to adhere to the facts that’s presented to us by our intelligence community." Read full article: State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP ...→

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. Read full article: State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary ...→

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

The documents were released as part of a lawsuit seeking records concerning President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine. Read full article: State Dept. documents reveal contact bet...→

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

President Trump’s pick for the second highest-ranking post at the State Department told a Senate panel Wednesday that any department employees who testify in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry will not face punishment for cooperating. Read full article: Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. ...→

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Three witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry testified that a top State Department official called Fox News host Sean Hannity to ask for "proof" of allegations against Amb. Yovanovitch. Read full article: Multiple diplomats testify that State De...→

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

David Holmes was in a restaurant in Kyiv with Gordon Sondland when the U.S. ambassador to the EU called Trump. Read full article: Russia could have monitored Trump's call...→

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, said Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear. Read full article: State Dept. official says he heard Trump...→

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Senior State Department officials appointed by President Donald Trump retaliated against a career employee, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Read full article: Trump officials penalized State Dept emp...→

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

The State Department forced a career official out of her job because of her "perceived political views, association with former administrations, and perceived national origin," the Office of Inspector General announced in a report on Thursday. Read full article: Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The “violations” total nearly 1,… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans criticized Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor Wednesday for not having direct information, pushing the State Department diplomat to admit it during the impeachment hearing that it was possible that second-hand information could be faulty. Read full article: Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat fo...→

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Mr. Kent, the department’s top Ukraine official, is known for pushing good governance causes without regard for whom he might offend. Read full article: Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official...→

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

Shock, anger and sadness are giving way to pride among career diplomats that they are defending American ideals and holding the Trump administration accountable. Read full article: How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited...→

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduced his second amendment, to subpoena State Department documents related to the charges against the president. They are reading the text of the amendment now.... Why it’s important: The State Department is in possession of highly relevant records and communications involving officials in the Office of the Secretary as well as officials covering Ukraine who have direct knowledge of the key events in Read full article: Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena...→

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

A former Penn State football player filed a lawsuit against the school claiming that players hazed him and other teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name. Read full article: Penn State, James Franklin sued over all...→

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

Minnesota Senate Republicans tapped into several well-known frustrations of constituents Monday, as they laid out broad strokes for what they hope to prioritize during this year’s legislative… Read full article: 3 Republican state Senate priorities: Mu...→

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Party chair expresses excitement about moving out of St. Louis Park; Duluth wants $13.5 million from state to repair Lakewalk trail; Klobuchar’s pitch to New Hampshire voters; and more. Read full article: State Fair sued after 37 police officers...→

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

A State Department spokeswoman shut down a far-left CNN International anchor with three brutally efficient fact checks about Iran. Read full article: State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN A...→

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

The State Department has issued a warning telling American citizens in Iraq that they should leave following the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike. Read full article: State Dept. Urges American Citizens to L...→

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

The New York Giants announced they would retain general manager Dave Gettleman after firing head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, drawing the ire of fans who want the executive to hit the road. Read full article: New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman...→

State opens applications for social-equity weed loan fund

As City Council prepares to vote on delaying weed sales in Chicago, a long-awaited fund for would-be licensees starts taking applications. Read full article: State opens applications for social-equi...→

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

Nearly a year later, an Indiana woman has filed a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of her husband by a state trooper Read full article: State police sued over fatal roadside sh...→

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

For the longest time, the Department of Defense's books were a riddle wrapped in an enigma trapped in the head of a yeti encased in... Read full article: A Michigan State professor tried to revi...→

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

David Hale, the No. 3 official at State, testified that he's not aware of any evidence that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Read full article: State Dept official rejects claims of Uk...→

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

The State Department late Friday released 100 pages of court-ordered documents that show President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on the phone at least two times in late March within the same time frame of events currently under investigation in a House impeachment inquiry. Read full article: Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovi...→

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Thomas Osadzinski has been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization Read full article: Chicago man accused of helping preserve ...→

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

The State Department on Monday urged social media companies to suspend the social media accounts of Iran's leaders. Read full article: State Department Urges Social Media Comp...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

TOP STORIES Skeptics chuckle as climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for Europe on 'plastic yacht' Trump pardons two military service members accused of war crimes, restores rank of Navy SEAL 'Bunch of dudes' in Hollywood to blame for Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

"DHS has deployed this privacy-invasive technology without explaining how accurate the testing is, whether families can challenge the results, or how the program may be expanded in the future," said EFF Staff Attorney Saira Hussain. Read full article: DHS sued for answers about its use of DN...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

The president of a philanthropic network founded by liberal megadonor George Soros asked Fox News on Thursday to ban a guest who spread a conspiracy theory about the billionaire. Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The violations total nearly 1,800 and includ… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

Top State Department official George Kent said Wednesday that some U.S. officials, including himself, "constantly" pushed to investigate Burisma. Read full article: State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Push...→

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

A witness at the House impeachment hearing Wednesday revealed that one of his staffers overheard administration officials discussing a quid pro quo in President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Read full article: William Taylor, State Dept. official, dr...→

State Dept. Sending Official to Israel as Violence Spikes

The State Department's assistant secretary for political-military affairs, R. Clarke Cooper, will travel to Israel amid fighting in Israel and Gaza, according to a State Department memo Tuesday. Read full article: State Dept. Sending Official to Israel a...→

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Chief financial officer at beleaguered state DHS hired by Ramsey County

Ramsey County will soon have a new chief financial officer — one who will be leaving a beleaguered state department that is under threat of breakup by Minnesota legislators due to improper pa… Read full article: Chief financial officer at beleaguered s...→

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Dept. records

Schumer introduced his second amendment, to subpoena State Department documents related to the charges against the president. They are reading the text of the amendment now.... Why it’s important: The State Department is in possession of highly relevant records and communications involving officials in the Office of the Secretary as well as officials covering Ukraine who have direct knowledge of the key events in Read full article: Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena...→

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate Alleged Threats to Ex-Ambassador Yovanovitch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has broken three days of silence over the alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. In interviews with conservative radio hosts on Friday, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of either until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney suggesting that Marie Yovanovitch was being watched. Read full article: Pompeo: State Dept. Will Investigate All...→

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

Penn State, James Franklin sued over alleged hazing, Jerry Sandusky threat

A former Penn State football player filed a lawsuit against the school claiming that players hazed him and other teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name. Read full article: Penn State, James Franklin sued over all...→

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency exchange sued by Bellevue venture capitalist

Gregg Bennett had used the initial Department of Financial Institutions finding, following an August probe, to bolster his case. Read full article: State reverses ruling on cryptocurrency ...→

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax

Minnesota Senate Republicans tapped into several well-known frustrations of constituents Monday, as they laid out broad strokes for what they hope to prioritize during this year’s legislative… Read full article: 3 Republican state Senate priorities: Mu...→

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

Trump is further tightening his administration's pressure campaign against Cuba as it unravels the historic opening implemented by his predecessor Barack Obama. Read full article: US further restricts air travel to Cuba ...→

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

State Fair sued after 37 police officers terminated | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Party chair expresses excitement about moving out of St. Louis Park; Duluth wants $13.5 million from state to repair Lakewalk trail; Klobuchar’s pitch to New Hampshire voters; and more. Read full article: State Fair sued after 37 police officers...→

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health Dept. named to state board of health

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced the appointment of Rashmi Chugh, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer at DuPage County Health Department, to the Illinois State Board of Health. Read full article: Medical officer for DuPage Co. Health De...→

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN Anchor with 3 Iran Fact Checks

A State Department spokeswoman shut down a far-left CNN International anchor with three brutally efficient fact checks about Iran. Read full article: State Dept. Spokesperson Humiliate CNN A...→

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

State Department and DHS ban TikTok from government-issued devices

The State Department and Department of Homeland Security are now prohibiting the use of the Chinese-owned social media application “TikTok” on government-issued devices. Read full article: State Department and DHS ban TikTok from...→

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

State Dept. Urges American Citizens to Leave Iraq

The State Department has issued a warning telling American citizens in Iraq that they should leave following the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike. Read full article: State Dept. Urges American Citizens to L...→

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman, firing Pat Shurmur draws backlash from fans on social media

The New York Giants announced they would retain general manager Dave Gettleman after firing head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, drawing the ire of fans who want the executive to hit the road. Read full article: New York Giants retaining Dave Gettleman...→

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

State Dept opens massive new training center, complete with fake town, burning simulator

The State Department opens Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, Virginia. The massive 1,350-acre compound was approved by Congress and built to provide comprehensive lifesaving security training to Department of State personnel and members of the foreign affairs community. Read full article: State Dept opens massive new training ce...→

State opens applications for social-equity weed loan fund

As City Council prepares to vote on delaying weed sales in Chicago, a long-awaited fund for would-be licensees starts taking applications. Read full article: State opens applications for social-equi...→

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 Leaders at Vermont Police Dept.

The police chief in Vermont's largest city turned in his badge Monday following an episode involving secret social media use and lies about it — only for the newly appointed acting chief to be replaced over a similar issue. Read full article: Anonymous Social Media Scandal Fells 2 L...→

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

State police sued over fatal roadside shooting by trooper

Nearly a year later, an Indiana woman has filed a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of her husband by a state trooper Read full article: State police sued over fatal roadside sh...→

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s Hazing Death

Parents of a 19yearold woman who died of alcohol poisoning are suing her sorority and California State University Fullerton claiming her death was due to hazing Read full article: Cal State Fullerton Sued Over Student’s ...→

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

A Michigan State professor tried to review the Dept. of Defense’s budget. You won’t believe what happened next.

For the longest time, the Department of Defense's books were a riddle wrapped in an enigma trapped in the head of a yeti encased in... Read full article: A Michigan State professor tried to revi...→

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, criticized the spreading of the debunked theory, telling reporters that "we have to adhere to the facts that’s presented to us by our intelligence community." Read full article: State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP ...→

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

State Dept official rejects claims of Ukrainian election meddling

David Hale, the No. 3 official at State, testified that he's not aware of any evidence that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Read full article: State Dept official rejects claims of Uk...→

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. Read full article: State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary ...→

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovitch ouster are seen in newly released State Dept. documents

The State Department late Friday released 100 pages of court-ordered documents that show President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on the phone at least two times in late March within the same time frame of events currently under investigation in a House impeachment inquiry. Read full article: Giuliani-Pompeo contacts before Yovanovi...→

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

State Dept. documents reveal contact between Pompeo and Giuliani

The documents were released as part of a lawsuit seeking records concerning President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine. Read full article: State Dept. documents reveal contact bet...→

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. employees will not be punished for impeachment help

President Trump’s pick for the second highest-ranking post at the State Department told a Senate panel Wednesday that any department employees who testify in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry will not face punishment for cooperating. Read full article: Nominee Stephen Biegun says State Dept. ...→

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Chicago man accused of helping preserve Islamic State propaganda on social media

Thomas Osadzinski has been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization Read full article: Chicago man accused of helping preserve ...→

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Multiple diplomats testify that State Dept. called Sean Hannity about Yovanovitch allegations

Three witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry testified that a top State Department official called Fox News host Sean Hannity to ask for "proof" of allegations against Amb. Yovanovitch. Read full article: Multiple diplomats testify that State De...→

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

State Department Urges Social Media Companies to Suspend Iran Leaders

The State Department on Monday urged social media companies to suspend the social media accounts of Iran's leaders. Read full article: State Department Urges Social Media Comp...→

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

Russia could have monitored Trump's call with Sondland, State Dept. official testified

David Holmes was in a restaurant in Kyiv with Gordon Sondland when the U.S. ambassador to the EU called Trump. Read full article: Russia could have monitored Trump's call...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

TOP STORIES Skeptics chuckle as climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for Europe on 'plastic yacht' Trump pardons two military service members accused of war crimes, restores rank of Navy SEAL 'Bunch of dudes' in Hollywood to blame for Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

State Dept. official says he heard Trump’s call about ‘investigations’

David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, said Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear. Read full article: State Dept. official says he heard Trump...→

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

DHS sued for answers about its use of DNA testing at the border

"DHS has deployed this privacy-invasive technology without explaining how accurate the testing is, whether families can challenge the results, or how the program may be expanded in the future," said EFF Staff Attorney Saira Hussain. Read full article: DHS sued for answers about its use of DN...→

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Senior State Department officials appointed by President Donald Trump retaliated against a career employee, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Read full article: Trump officials penalized State Dept emp...→

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

George Soros group asks Fox News to ban guest who claimed billionaire controls State Dept.

The president of a philanthropic network founded by liberal megadonor George Soros asked Fox News on Thursday to ban a guest who spread a conspiracy theory about the billionaire. Read full article: George Soros group asks Fox News to ban ...→

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against Career Diplomat

The State Department forced a career official out of her job because of her "perceived political views, association with former administrations, and perceived national origin," the Office of Inspector General announced in a report on Thursday. Read full article: Watchdog: State Dept. Retaliated Against...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The violations total nearly 1,800 and includ… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency.

Nearly every state agency in Minnesota “violated” state contract and spending laws over the past year, according to data released Wednesday. The “violations” total nearly 1,… Read full article: MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did ...→

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Pushed for Ukraine to Investigate Burisma

Top State Department official George Kent said Wednesday that some U.S. officials, including himself, "constantly" pushed to investigate Burisma. Read full article: State Dept. Witness: U.S. Officials Push...→

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat for relying on second-hand information

Republicans criticized Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor Wednesday for not having direct information, pushing the State Department diplomat to admit it during the impeachment hearing that it was possible that second-hand information could be faulty. Read full article: Republicans slam State Dept. diplomat fo...→

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

William Taylor, State Dept. official, drops quid pro quo bomb at impea

A witness at the House impeachment hearing Wednesday revealed that one of his staffers overheard administration officials discussing a quid pro quo in President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Read full article: William Taylor, State Dept. official, dr...→

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Mr. Kent, the department’s top Ukraine official, is known for pushing good governance causes without regard for whom he might offend. Read full article: Who is George Kent? State Dept. Official...→

State Dept. Sending Official to Israel as Violence Spikes

The State Department's assistant secretary for political-military affairs, R. Clarke Cooper, will travel to Israel amid fighting in Israel and Gaza, according to a State Department memo Tuesday. Read full article: State Dept. Sending Official to Israel a...→

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

Shock, anger and sadness are giving way to pride among career diplomats that they are defending American ideals and holding the Trump administration accountable. Read full article: How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited...→