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John Kerry Seen Going Door to Door, Offering to Broker Peace Deals

Spencer Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an unusual development, Secretary of State John Kerry has been seen going door to door offering to broker peace deals for anyone who is interested.

Mini Gesslers on the Campaign Trail?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Love him or hate him, Scott Gessler has brought an activist's style to his job as Secretary of State (SOS), while others in his position, including Re...

How Hillary Clinton Restored My Faith in Millennials

Mackenzie Long | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We woke up at the crack of dawn, some of us camped out overnight in front of Pauley Pavilion, not to see a movie star, but to attend a lecture. To listen to a member of our government.

Remembering the Past, Safeguarding the Future

John Kerry | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
John Kerry

Holocaust Remembrance Day calls us to condemn anti-Semitism in every form -- whether it's the disturbing rise of xenophobic and anti-Semitic parties in Europe or the uptick of violence against Jewish people anywhere in the world.

John Kerry To Visit Vatican

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Vatican to discuss the Middle East peace process, poverty and humanitarian issues. S...

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

The Asia Rebalance Is Here to Stay

Daniel R. Russel | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. Russel

The United States enters 2014 positioned to capitalize on a year of intense engagement and investment in a region -- the Asia-Pacific -- that is increasingly critical to our future and to global growth.

Doubling Down in the Middle East Casino

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Did you hear the one about Obama and Kerry in a Middle East casino? They start off with lots of chips. They're playing craps, making a couple of large bets which they lose. So they take their remaining chips and head to the blackjack table.

Top 10 Questions You Should Know the Answer to Right Now!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

So are you smart and up-to-date?! Do you know the answers to these questions? Who's in the World Series? How many members of Congress are there? Who is Kim Kardashian engaged to?

Kerry Says Iran Nears Nuclear Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

(Incorporates IRAN-NUCLEAR/ZARIF) WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a deal on Iran's nuclear wea...

Hillary's To-Do List on Benghazi -- And Soon!

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

There are issues that you just have to get in front of if you're going to win an argument or an election. The leader among potential election-breakers requiring Hillary Clinton's early attention is, of course, what has come to be known simply as "Benghazi."

American Exemplarism Over American Exceptionalism

Chris Abraham | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Abraham

Can't there be other gleaming palaces? Can't there be other shining cities on other hills? Isn't there room enough in this globe for the two or more of us?

Sponsor: Progressive Tax Push Coming in Spring

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

Hacker Forces Powell To Deny Affair: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell denied allegations of an affair with a Romanian diplomat, The Smoking Gun reported on Thursday. The denial c...

A Republican Secretary Of State Urges Climate Change Action

| David Biello | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

From David Biello: (Click here for original story) As Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, George Shultz helped negotiate the most su...

Dear Secretary Kerry, Join the Pacific Fight Against Climate Change

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Lying just six feet above the water some 2,000 miles south-west of Hawai'i, there is no doubt that the Marshall Islands stands at the front line. But our story here is quickly becoming the story of people everywhere.

Gessler Files Suit Against Hickenlooper To Set Recall Election Date

Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler filed suit against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper late Sunday in a move meant to force the governor to ...

National Security Advisor Susan Rice: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

As national security advisor, she doesn't have to be a natural diplomat with a gift of politesse. She has to be smart, analytical, articulate, and hard-working. And she has to have the confidence of the president. Which she clearly does.

Hillary Clinton Adds Her Name To Bill's Foundation

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

The William J. Clinton Foundation has a couple of new names on the door. Hillary Clinton has officially joined her husband's organization, which wa...

Climate Change and the Future of the Arctic

John Kerry | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
John Kerry

Our warming planet means the Arctic's ecosystem is experiencing significant, rapid shifts with far-reaching consequences. All of the changes in the Arctic must change the way we approach the region.

Cuba and the State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Next week, John Kerry will present his first Country Reports on Terrorism as Secretary of State. Will Cuba be on the list? The answer depends on which John Kerry will sign the report.

Just Give Me a Regular "Secretary"

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Administrative Professionals Day will be observed nationwide on Wednesday of this week, April 24. Originating in 1952 and called National Secretary's...

Why So Many Think Hillary Clinton Is Right for 2016

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

To all of us, a Hillary Clinton presidency will be the fulfillment of something in our lives not yet accomplished. Her election would complete so many of our hopes and dreams and finally move our nation another step closer to that "more perfect union."

A Reporter Looks at Hillary Clinton's Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Philip Seib

The Secretary, by BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas, is a remarkable book. Not only does it provide an insightful record of life on the road with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also it treats public diplomacy seriously.