Stories tagged: Secretary of State
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Tillerson says fix sought to law on Iran deal
The Trump administration is working with key lawmakers on a legislative fix that could enable the United States to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Trump weighs plan to replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA’s Pompeo
The White House is discussing a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a major shake-up of President Donald Trump’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Tillerson denies he weighed resigning or called Trump a ‘moron’
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday he never considered resigning as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, disputing what he called “erroneous” reports that he wanted to step down earlier …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Tillerson says Trump ‘speaks for himself’ on racial violence
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is suggesting that President Donald Trump’s values should be considered separate from America’s values when it comes to race.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Tillerson guts mission, morale of department
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conducts diplomacy as if he were still the god-head of Exxon Mobil, consulting only a few aides while facilitating the gutting of the department.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Secretary of state says her cancerous tumor gone
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her doctor has told her that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is now gone.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Trump upset states not fully cooperating with voting panel
President Donald Trump is upset that all states aren’t fully cooperating with his voting commission’s request for detailed information about every voter in the United States.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Oregon SOS offers limited data to Trump commission, for $500
Oregon’s chief election official on Friday told President Donald Trump’s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud that it could receive a statewide list of voters for $500, just like anyone …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Oregon official sounds alarm over Medicaid eligibility
Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit
A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Tillerson calls NATO critical in countering Russian aggression
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said NATO is crucial to countering Russian aggression, easing allies’ concerns about President Donald Trump’s commitment to trans-Atlantic security while repeating demands for members …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Recent discrepancies prompt review of Idaho’s sunshine law
Officials with the Idaho secretary of state’s office say they want to review the state’s entire sunshine laws after finding discrepancies in how lobbying requirements are enforced.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Tillerson in Germany on first trip as secretary of state
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Move up Washington’s presidential primary
Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Former Exxon CEO Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state
Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil chief, won Senate confirmation as secretary of state after lawmakers split mostly along party lines on U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of an oilman with …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Trump’s nominee for State clears procedural hurdle in Senate
President Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state cleared a Senate hurdle Monday, setting the stage for an extended debate over the president’s order banning travel from …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Tillerson approved by Senate panel as secretary of state
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country’s next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Despite ‘reservations,’ Rubio will back Tillerson for secretary of state
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will back Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state Monday, despite “reservations” exposed in the Florida Republican’s pointed, high-profile questioning of the Cabinet nominee …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Kim Wyman to pay $10,000 over campaign finance violations
Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
Ed Rogers: Trump’s Cabinet picks reassuring
Where Trump is brash and says what immediately comes to his mind, Sessions, Tillerson and Mattis are poised and careful in choosing their words.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Tillerson doesn’t deny climate change – but dodges questions about Exxon’s role in sowing doubt
Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said he believes “the risk of climate change does exist, and the consequences could be serious enough that action should be taken.”
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Russia friend Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow
Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a “danger” to the United States and …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Tillerson and Exxon part ways; $180 million retirement package
Rex Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $180 million retirement package one week before his Senate confirmation …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
Tillerson gets climate change, energy, trade
The main question for Rex Tillerson, who supports the Paris accord and a carbon tax, may be this: How will he manage his relationship with his new boss?
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Sources: Trump to pick Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson to lead State Department
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, according to two people close to Trump’s transition team.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Analysis: If Exxon Mobil were a country, it would be the world’s 41st largest economy
Exxon Mobil isn’t just any company – it’s a giant. It may be better to think of it as something more akin to a state – and Rex Tillerson might …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief executive as his secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Trump expected to pick Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Trump expands list of candidates to head State Department
President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to …