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Senate Democrat says he will oppose Rex Tillerson for State Department

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The most senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday he would not support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Senator Ben Cardin said heShow More Summary

The Latest: Cardin opposes Tillerson for sec'y of state

The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST) 7:15 a.m. The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary … Click to Continue »

Maryland's Cardin won't support Tillerson for sec'y of state

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland says in a statement … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Cardin opposes Tillerson for sec'y of state

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state. Specifically, Cardin said he based his opposition on Tillerson's unwillingness to call Russia and...Show More Summary

There's More Than One Way to Blow Up the Paris Climate Deal

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on Rex Tillerson's nomination for Secretary of State Monday. At his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Tillerson disappointed some senators with his unpreparedness or unwillingness to discuss a range of international issues. Show More Summary

UN Ambassador Nominee Nikki Haley Will Oppose Making Abortion a Human Right: “I’m Strongly Pro-Life”

During her confirmation hearing Wednesday, Trump UN Ambassador nominee Nikki Haley told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she will oppose abortion on an international level, saying she is “strongly pro-life.” The United Nations...Show More Summary

Tillerson’s nomination hangs by a thread

When President-elect Donald Trump first nominated Rex W. Tillerson for secretary of state, several Democratic aides predicted that he would be advanced to the floor without a positive vote from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee....Show More Summary

Nikki Haley allies to Senate: Look at her skills, not lack of experience

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley faced the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, making the case that she can overcome her foreign policy inexperience to become … Click to Continue »

Crimean authorities accuse Ukraine regime of human rights violations in new resolution

The Crimean State Committee for Inter-Ethnic relations has prepared a draft resolution detailing numerous violations of human rights committed in the republic by the Kiev regime before it seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia won’t trade security for lifting of sanctions – senator

The lifting of Western sanctions has no separate value and is not even a strategic goal that requires sacrifices in the sphere of strategic security, the head of the upper house’s Committee for International Relations says. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tillerson testimony ‘jaw-dropping’

He and Trump failed to discuss serious foreign policy issues. Rex Tillerson’s witless, contradictory, and obfuscatory testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed fears that the ExxonMobil CEO is too conflicted,Show More Summary

Merkel to chair first Brexit committee meeting next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will next Wednesday chair a meeting of a cabinet committee on Brexit at which ministers will discuss organizational and structural issues related to Britain's departure from the European Union.

Beijing Not Amused After Tillerson Says US Will Block Chinese Access To South China Sea Islands

While Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing as Trump's Secretary of State was for the most part uneventful, several hours into his back and forth with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson compared China’s actions to those of Russia in Crimea, saying a failure to respond had allowed it to “keep pushing the envelope” in the South China Sea. Show More Summary

Timmons to Senate: Time to Move on Tillerson

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: “As...

Tillerson's Tough Day

Donald Trump’s friendly posture toward the regime in Moscow, combined with Russia’s attempt to sway the 2016 presidential election, have caused alarm among Republican hawks. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sought...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day Menendez to Tillerson: “That’s pretty amazing.”

From this morning’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. There have been several extraordinary moments, not the least of which was a same-time press conference by Trump – his first as POTUS-elect and the first in 6 months...Read more

Tillerson: defeating ISIS is a priority, must be 'clear eyed' about Russia

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, spoke largely about accountability and honesty from the new leadership during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He said that the "utmost mission" was defeating ISIS and that the United States must be "clear eyed" about Russia. … Click to Continue »

Watch Live: Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman of Exxon Mobil, is currently testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state is expected to face a number of tough questions regarding his close...Show More Summary

Watch Live: Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State

It’s Rex Tillerson‘s turn on the hot seat. The former Exxon Mobil CEO, President-elect Donald Trump‘s nominee for Secretary of State, is set to face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning, the latest in a parade of confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet picks this week. Tillerson is expected to face pointed questioning from…

Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state -- live blog

Tillerson is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at his confirmation hearing

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