Stories tagged: secretary of state
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
In Washington, Election Day is a misnomer. In the state’s all-mail balloting system, registered voters get their ballots delivered to their legal residence about 18 days before the deadline for …
Thu., July 18, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the “stain of the century” of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.
Thu., April 18, 2019
North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
A Republican voter guide in Stevens County draws complaints from state Democrats, but Washington elections officials say it doesn’t look enough like the state guide to run afoul of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Primary candidates seek hand recount of ballots in what they believe are suspicious precincts.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.
Fri., July 13, 2018
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for nearly three hours Friday with a top North Korean official in Pyongyang to nail down specifics of commitments on denuclearization made at President …
Mon., June 25, 2018
Four initiative petition drives may have enough signatures to make the ballot, secretary of state’s office says.
Thu., May 24, 2018
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is cautioning Washington business owners to be aware of a misleading and potentially fraudulent mailing that purports to be an official bill for business registration.
Sat., April 28, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, kicking off the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat.
Fri., April 27, 2018
Less than 24 hours after assuming his post, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plunged Friday into NATO diplomacy as the allies sought to toughen their response to Russian interference …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018
Mike Pompeo took over as America’s top diplomat Thursday after being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in across the street minutes later. The new secretary of state immediately dashed …
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018
President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018
Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in “each …
Fri., March 16, 2018
Rex Tillerson, in a message sent to U.S. embassies and consulates three days after President Donald Trump ousted him, also told American diplomats he was proud of them and would …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday – by tweet – and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, abruptly ending Tillerson’s turbulent …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for more than three hours Thursday in what both sides predicted would be two days of difficult talks …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged support for legislative efforts in the Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew into Egypt on Sunday at the start of a five-nation tour that coincides with heightened regional tension as well as unease over the …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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.