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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Pushes Russia To Soften Syrian Stance By
(REPORT) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told nations opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that the US would not cooperate militarily with Russia until it stopped labeling all Assad’s opponents as terrorists,...
In Trump’s World, Money Talks & Saudi Arabia Gets A Free Pass By
President Trump’s Muslim ban is not only mean-spirited and, hopefully, unconstitutional, but it is irrational because it doesn’t even include the country most responsible for spreading terrorism around the world: Saudi Arabia. The travel restrictions on seven Muslim-majority...
Notorious Bush-Era Neocon Elliott Abrams Under Consideration For Deputy Secretary Of State By
(REPORT) — The Iran-Contra Affair happened some 35 years ago. A major black eye for the Reagan Administration, it was also the first in a long line of blotches on the record of then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams, who was convicted of two counts of withholding...
What Has Trump Done To The Environment So Far? By
(ANALYSIS) — “Environmentalism is out of control.” That’s Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference with auto industry CEOs in his first week as US President. As he spoke, reports emerged that he was preparing to sign executive orders to revive the controversial...
Rex Tillerson Refuses To Address Exxon’s Climate Change Denial By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. During his confirmation hearing, former Exxon Mobil CEO and nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, refused to answer questions about what the fossil fuel corporation knew about climate change. He also refused to talk about...
Rick Perry And Rex Tillerson Meet With Key Senators Ahead Of Confirmation Hearings By
WASHINGTON, D.C. (REPORT) – After a day of meeting with the elected officials who hold his political future in their hands, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry left the Capitol with one thing in mind. “I gotta go study my lessons for the night,” Perry was overheard...
Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government. Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental...
Ethics Concerns Mount Over Trump’s Ultra-Wealthy Cabinet By
(Analysis) — One hundred million dollar waivers? Presidential pardons? With yet another billionaire appointed to a key position within the Donald Trump administration this week, speculations abound about what the president-elect intends to do about his cabinet’s...
Rex Tillerson Tried To Take On Hugo Chavez … And Lost By
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has a long and shady history as a hatchet man for the world’s largest oil and gas company, from helping cover up his own company’s role in causing global warming to funding climate change denialism....
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson Tapped For Secretary Of State By
President-elect Donald Trump has officially picked Texas oil executive Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, going ahead with the Exxon Mobil CEO’s nomination despite early signs of unease over his close relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Tillerson,...