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White House replaces top State Department aide with former ‘Fox and Friends' co-host

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A State Department spokeswoman and former Fox and Friends co-host will replace a top aide to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who contradicted the official account of how Tillerson was fired Tuesday.
Steve Goldstein, former under secretary of public affairs, said that Tillerson found out about his firing on Tuesday morning after reading a tweet from President Donald Trump. The White House said that chief of staff John Kelly had previously told Tillerson he would be replaced. Goldstein, who had only been at his post since December , was fired on Tuesday as well.
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A Requiem for Rex's Redesign

A Requiem for Rex's Redesign

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Rex Tillerson's biggest failure - his disastrous bid to reorganize the State Department - can't be blamed on anyone else.
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Rex Tillerson says he will step down at end of month

Rex Tillerson says he will step down at end of month

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A subdued Rex Tillerson applauded the efforts of the State Department and said he'll return to his private life a “proud American” Tuesday.
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Chuck Schumer's Statement on the Meltdown of the Executive Branch Is So Feeble It's Almost Impressive

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The White House and its own State Department are currently involved in a public war about how the Secretary of State got fired. The president's personal assistant has been dismissed amidst reports that he is being investigated for “serious financial crimes.” The president's nominee to lead the CIA (whose current director, Mike Pompeo, has been nominated to take over at State) turns out to have been personally involved in the torture of a mistakenly identified terror suspect and the destruction of related evidence. And that's just the stuff that's going on in the White House today !
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Hours after being fired, emotional Tillerson tells his side of the story

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Rex Tillerson came to the State Department briefing room to speak to reporters.
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Tillerson's Firing Had Been Expected, but It Still Stunned Observers

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In foreign capitals as well as Washington, the dismissal of the secretary of state sent shock waves.
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Tillerson to address his firing in public statement from the State Department

Tillerson to address his firing in public statement from the State Department

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Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make a statement about his abrupt firing Tuesday afternoon at the State Department.
The White House and those close to Tillerson have given conflicting accounts of the timing of his ouster.
The Associated Press reported that chief of staff John Kelly told Tillerson on Friday that he should expect to see a presidential tweet about him sometime soon, but did not give more details.
Tillerson's top aide said he was "unaware of the reason" for his firing and had not discussed it with Trump.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to make a...
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Trump's 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy Is Tearing Families Like These Apart

Trump's 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy Is Tearing Families Like These Apart

Nearly 2,000 kids have already been separated from their families. Read more ...

29 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years

29 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years

One of the Trump administration's latest immigration policies has come under fire , after Homeland Security figures revealed that ICE is separating families at the US-Mexico... Read more ...

The Trump administration keeps blaming 'loopholes' in immigration law for...

The Trump administration keeps blaming 'loopholes' in immigration law for its family separation policy - here's what's really going on

The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and "loopholes" it says migrants are exploiting. Yet, as many... Read more ...

Homeland Security chief says migrant children are 'well taken care of' a day...

Homeland Security chief says migrant children are 'well taken care of' a day after denying it was policy to detain them

Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday said migrant children separated from their parents are being "well taken care of" just a day after claiming it... Read more ...

FBI Agent Axed Over Trump Texts Says He'd Testify

FBI Agent Axed Over Trump Texts Says He'd Testify

The FBI agent who was nixed from the Mueller probe team over texts that disparaged President Trump says he's willing to testify about his side of the story. Per the AP , a... Read more ...

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border

The Homeland Security official refused to budge on her talking points at a White House briefing. Read more ...

US Senate rejects Trump's deal to lift ban on Chinese tech giant ZTE after...

US Senate rejects Trump's deal to lift ban on Chinese tech giant ZTE after intelligence warnings

The US Senate has disavowed President Donald Trump's deal to lift sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE. The Trump administration had reached a deal to no longer prevent US... Read more ...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship Law

The judge said the law championed by the Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated federal law and the 14th Amendment. Read more ...

It looks like John Kelly is giving up on trying to protect Trump from himself

It looks like John Kelly is giving up on trying to protect Trump from himself

White House chief of staff John Kelly appears to have stopped trying to be the buffer between President Donald Trump and the commander in chief's worst impulses, according to a... Read more ...

Less Than One-Third Of The Public Supports Family Separations

Less Than One-Third Of The Public Supports Family Separations

It's no surprise that the White House is trying to distance itself from the policy. Read more ...