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State Department calls off border-security conference because of ‘very limited funding’ amid government shutdown
The State Department is postponing a border-security conference "due to the partial US government shutdown," a spokesperson said in a statement.
The US has issued a security alert for a major border city in Mexico after a wave of attacks on police
After a series of attacks on police in Ciudad Juarez, the US Consulate General there issued an alert about violence the city, which borders El Paso.
The government shutdown has gotten so bad that agencies are using legal loopholes to restart critical functions
Agencies including the FDA, USDA, State, and FAA are recalling furloughed employees to keep operations running during the government shutdown.
The US State Department is warning Americans that the Chinese government may use exit bans to prevent US citizens from leaving China.
Russia arrested a US citizen on spying charges, but the government shutdown makes it hard to get answers on how the Trump administration will respond
A US citizen was arrested in Russia on Friday and charged with espionage, and it's not clear how the Trump administration plans to respond.
"He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough," Trump said of Rex Tillerson, adding, "He was lazy as hell."
President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, to replace Nikki Haley as the US ambassador to the UN.
‘Just answer the question and kill this story’: In internal emails, Heather Nauert criticized Rex Tillerson’s refusal to deny report...
Heather Nauert was critical of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's refusal to deny reports that he called Trump a "moron" last year.
The US State Department withdrew Hillary Clinton’s security clearance and those of several former Clinton aides
The US State Department informed lawmakers that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance was administratively withdrawn. Clinton requested the action earlier this year. The security clearances of several Clinton aides were also withdrawn.
‘Let’s go to Fox’: State Department spokesman creatively grilled over diplomatic vacancies amid disappearance of Saudi journalist
State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino faced a grilling during the a press briefing on Wednesday when he couldn't answer whether the US has nominated ambassadors to both Saudi Arabia and Turkey.