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Biden proposes raising refugee cap from historic low set by previous administration

Joe Biden campaigned for president on raising refugee admissions to the U.S., from the historic low of 15,000 set by the previous administration, to...

‘Nothing to see here’: Leaked State Department emails on Ukraine aid show there was plenty to see

U.S. diplomats were practically apoplectic that $141 million in State Department aid to Ukraine was being held up, according to leaked emails from the...

State Department inspector general asks House staff to return to D.C. for an ‘urgent’ briefing

On Tuesday evening, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick requested that senior congressional staff members attend a private briefing on Wednesday afternoon to deal...

Democrats demand answers after State Department yanked award from journalist critical of Trump

The Trump State Department rescinded an award for a Finnish journalist who’s been critical of Donald Trump on social media, and Senate Democrats want...

$52,000 curtains for Trump’s U.N. ambassador? Team Trump is blaming Obama, of course

One of the perks of being the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is a sweet New York apartment—for years it was in the Waldorf-Astoria, but now it’s in a new building on First Avenue. And current U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has gotten some...

Rex Tillerson calls Trump an unethical liar, to an audience of VMI grads

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear today to an audience of young, military graduates what he thinks of the man who he had to pretend to respect for the last year and a half: Speaking to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia...

Trump just pulled funding for Syrian “White Helmets” rescue group. Vladimir rejoices.

I rarely deviate from sharing climate change issues, but this really pisses me off. How can anybody be so fucking cruel and heartless? The White Helmets consists of 3,000 heroes that rush into collapsed buildings, after air strikes flattens them, in...

200 former diplomats ask Senate to quiz Pompeo on how he’ll restore Trump-decimated State Department

More than 200 former U.S. diplomats have signed a letter asking the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to query new would-be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on what his plans might be to stop the State Department's slide into unmanaged...

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The Daily Bucket – Watching Springtime Slowly Unfold Her Wings

Douglas County, Missouri Springtime, 2021 It feels like it has been a long time since I had the time (or the...
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PLEASE LET GO OF THE FORMER, ALREADY

Habits are hard to break, compulsions difficult to resist.  I can only imagine the struggle and determination to kick...

Accepting the Truth: Half this nation is bat cr*p crazy bonkers insane

I don’t like saying this, I don’t like thinking it, but the painful reality is that a significant portion...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

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