Secretary of State

The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.  (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)

Violence, Massive Protests Worsen In West Bank Ahead Of Secretary Kerry Peace Talks

The violence comes ahead of a visit to the region this weekend by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who hopes to find a formula for restarting peace negotiations in the coming months. President Barack Obama has decided to make a new attempt to revive talks after largely ignoring the Israel-Palestinian issue during his first term.


File photo of N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After More Carnival Incidents, Schumer Calls For Cruise Ship ‘Bill Of Rights’

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to adopt a “bill of rights” to guarantee passengers certain protections while aboard their ships.


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is joining a bipartisan immigration reform group. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Condoleezza Rice Joins New Bipartisan Immigration Group

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is part of a new bipartisan group that will push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws and a path to citizenship for estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.


Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to State Department employees in a lobby of the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Clinton ‘Easily The Most Popular Actor On The American Political Stage’

A new poll reveals that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular national figure among American voters.


Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., walks to the Senate chamber in the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Kerry Has ‘Big Heels to Fill’ at State Department

WASHINGTON — New Secretary of State John Kerry reported for duty Monday, acknowledging that as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successor he has “big heels to fill” and promising to protect U.S. foreign service workers from terrorist […]


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Clinton Out, Kerry In as Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as America’s 67th secretary of state, capping a 4-year tenure in the office that saw her shatter previous records for the number of countries visited.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her final speech as Secretary of State, at the Council on Foreign Relations, on Jan. 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Clinton: Benghazi Won’t Affect Whether I Run For President

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She told The Associated Press that critics of the administration’s handling of the attack don’t live in an “evidence-based world” and their refusal to “accept the facts” is unfortunate and regrettable for the political system.


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In Senate Farewell, Kerry Speaks of Need to Listen

His voice quavering, Secretary of State-designate John Kerry bid farewell to the Senate after 28 years with a plea for comity and cooperation.


File photo of Sen. John Kerry today before he was confirmed for Secretary of State. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Kerry Nomination for State Dept.

The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, on Capitol Hill on Nov. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: ‘Hillary Clinton Got Away With Murder’

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.