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State Department News

State Department seeks advice on new name for blog

The State Department is redesigning its official blog and wants help in choosing a successor for the oft-maligned name DipNote.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 01:14pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 6, 2012

Kathleen Frisbee talks about mobile efforts at the Veterans Health Administration. Richard Buangan of the State Department talks about an agency Twitter account that tweets off-message. Ticora Jones discusses new development labs built with seed money from USAID.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 09:43am EST

Partisan split over UN Ambassador Rice widens

Republicans continue to argue that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is unfit to be secretary of state. Democrats say the criticism is unfair.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:34am EST

Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary of state.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:25pm EST

Prosecutors: Agent was aggressor in fatal shooting

A State Department special agent charged with murder in the shooting of a man at a fast-food restaurant in Waikiki last year spent the night bar-hopping and drinking before going to the restaurant, prosecutors said.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 01:34pm EST

Obama may get chance to end Benghazi PR disaster

The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Benghazi public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next secretary of state.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:23am EST

Fire breaks out at State Dept., 3 seriously hurt

Three maintenance workers were seriously injured Saturday, when a fire broke out in the seventh floor duct work of the State Department's headquarters in Washington. A spokeswoman said one victim suffered life-threatening injuries, while two others received non-life threatening injuries.

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 11:01pm EST

House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept.

A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:03pm EST

Kirit Amin heads to Commerce as deputy CIO

Amin spent the last eight months as HUD's chief technology officer.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:49am EST

Obama turns attention to filling State, DoD leadership roles

Now that his re-election is secured, President Barack Obama has a freer hand to deal with a world of familiar problems in fresh ways, from toughening America's approach to Iran and Syria while potentially engaging other repressive countries such as Cuba and North Korea and refocusing on moribund Middle East peace efforts.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 07:55am EST

Who will stay and who will go in Obama's second term?

President Barack Obama is gearing up for a second term in office, but some members of his Cabinet are on their way out, experts tell Federal News Radio. The legwork for these top- tier changes and others is already in motion behind-the-scenes.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:50pm EST
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Obama: Buck stops here on protecting U.S. diplomats

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama claimed that he was responsible for the safety of U.S. diplomats overseas and would fully investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 07:24am EDT

White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

Facing political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the White House is readying strike forces and drones. First, though, it must identify a target.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 03:24am EDT

Yemen security official at US Embassy killed in Sanaa

Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated a Yemeni security official at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa.

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 08:14am EDT

State Dept. reveals new details of Benghazi attack

Senior State Department officials on Tuesday revealed for the first time certain details of last month's tragedy in the former Libyan rebel stronghold, such as the efforts of a quick reaction force that rushed onto the scene and led the evacuation in a fierce gun battle that continued into the streets.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:17am EDT

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 05:53pm EDT

US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 12:18pm EDT

US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the two countries due to security concerns over rising anti-American violence.

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 03:13am EDT

Obama condemns attack on U.S. ambassador to Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton confirmed that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were killed in an attack yesterday on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:14am EDT
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Clinton urges China to join in cybersecurity effort

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said both the United States and China are victims of increasingly frequent cyber attacks.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:02am EDT
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