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Rex Tillerson Orders Tougher Visa Screening for Groups 'Warranting Increased Security'

"Extreme vetting" of foreigners was one of Trump's campaign promises.

Government

Exxon forced to hand over Rex Tillerson emails in climate change probe

Lawyers believe Rex Tillerson used a different account to discuss potentially murky business.<p>Oil giant Exxon Mobil must hand over emails from an …

Climate Change

Rex Tillerson Finally Answers One of Andrea Mitchell's Questions

After evading previous attempts, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answered one of NBC's Andrea Mitchell's questions at a photo op with the Saudi foreign minister.

Liberals

Bona Fides, Better Hearings and Rex Tillerson

1. Layna Mosley and David A. Singer at the Monkey Cage on how the Trump administration's immigration policies could cost the U.S. good jobs.<p>2. Dave Hopkins on Donald Trump and the conservative movement.<p>3. Dan Drezner isn't happy with how Rex Tillerson is handling his job so far.<p>4. Great idea here: …

Trump Administration

'Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a CEO': Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Steve Coll. He is the dean of Columbia Journalism School and a staff writer for the New Yorker Magazine. His …

Charlie Rose

Abbreviated pundit round-up: 'A smell of treason in the air'; regretful Trump voters? Not so many

<b>Michael Winship</b> at <i>Moyers & Company</i> writes—<b>‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’:</b><p>Monday’s hearing of the House Intelligence Committee was proof …

Government

The State Dept. Rewrote Its Climate Change Page

• <i>Published:</i> March 23rd, 2017<p>Within a day of Rex Tillerson’s swearing in as secretary of state, the State Department’s climate change website began to …

Climate Change

The Guardian view on Rex Tillerson: a sidelined secretary of state

The ideological clique around Trump is running foreign policy, while the top US diplomat is being circumvented and his department undermined<p>It is hard to think of a secretary of state in recent history whose start has been as unpromising as Rex Tillerson’s. He came to the job with no experience of …

Foreign Policy

Inspiring Confidence Does Not Seem To Be Rex Tillerson’s Strong Suit

The Tillerson Doctrine: “My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.”<p>As you may know, the Independent Journal Review’s Erin McPike recently scored the first big one-on-one interview with President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, former award-winning Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and has fashioned …

Foreign Policy

Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis

Unclear where ‘interim zones of stability’ would be located US secretary of state gives few details of plan at 68-country coalition meeting<p>Rex Tillerson has said the United States would set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Rex Tillerson Only Became Secretary of State Because His Wife Made Him

“I didn’t want this job.”<p>Typically, when one takes a new job, there’s a honeymoon period. Your co-workers are all friendly, your boss has yet to criticize your work, and the fact that there are free snacks in the pantry strikes you as just about the greatest thing ever. Secretary of State <b>Rex</b> …

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Apparently Rex Tillerson Didn't Actually Want to Be Secretary of State - Vice

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly didn't even really want the job he has, according to a new interview with Erin McPike of the conservative-leaning Independent Journal Review, the only reporter he brought along with him on his recent trip to Asia.<p>Tillerson, who told McPike in an earlier …

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Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete

Rex Tillerson recently completed his first trip to Beijing as Secretary of State. Since then, a slew of critics have panned Tillerson for supposedly handing China a "diplomatic victory" because a joint media conference includes phrases like "win-win" and "mutual respect" — notions these critics …

Foreign Policy

Rex Tillerson is clearly out of the loop and out of his depth in Trumpland

The former oil executive’s apparent reluctance to be Trump’s secretary of state could be a sign that he knew he’d be serving in a sham administration<p>There is a charitable reading of Rex Tillerson’s interview with the previously obscure Independent Journal Review. When the secretary of state told …

Politics

IS conflict: US forces support new assault near Raqqa stronghold

<b>US forces are helping coalition allies in a new assault on a key area in the IS stronghold of Raqqa province in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed.</b><p>US-supported fighters have been airlifted by the American military in a bid to retake Tabqa dam.<p>The development came as a US-led coalition met in …

Syria

Rex Tillerson: We are going to assassinate Isis chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

US Secretary of State opened meeting of the ministers of the global coalition on the defeat of Isis.<p>US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opened …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Rex Tillerson Has Shown No Illusions About North Korea

One thing that came through loud and clear in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent trip to Asia is that he is under no illusions about the urgency of the North Korean nuclear and missile threat.<p>But his references to North Korea as an “imminent threat” that requires “immediate attention” did …

North Korea

I was wrong about Rex Tillerson

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has given Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a hard time in recent weeks. In particular, I have noted Tillerson’s abject failure to communicate his message through the media. So it seems only fair that when Tillerson actually does speak to the media, I …

Foreign Policy

Actually, Maybe It's Good That Rex Tillerson Didn't Want to Be Secretary of State

Think about it!<p>According to a profile published in the recently maligned <i>International Journal Review</i>, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wasn't that into his new gig when he first learned it was on the table. "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job," he told reporter Erin McPike. "My wife …

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North Korea missile launch attempt fails, U.S., South Korea say

Earlier this month, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles on average

North Korea

Is Rex Tillerson the weakest secretary of state of all time?

He has seemingly met with roughly the same number of heads of state over the last few months as Trump’s daughter Ivanka<p>The audio transcript of Tillerson’s first sit-down interview since becoming secretary of state, with a reporter from the conservative news agency the Independent Journal Review, …

Foreign Policy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: ‘I didn’t want this job’

Being named America’s top diplomat is the career goal of many in Washington. But not Rex Tillerson.<p>The former chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, +0.12% and current U.S. secretary of state said he wasn’t particularly interested in the job, and all the pomp and circumstance that came with it, …

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Crisis at the Independent Journal Review after Rex Tillerson’s Asia trip: Report

The young media outlet openly sided with President Trump's campaign, now that it has access to the State Department<p>After nabbing an exclusive invite to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Asia tour, the media outlet that sent the lone reporter is not celebrating its fortunate scoop. Instead, …

Journalism

Rex Tillerson will reportedly skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April

When NATO foreign ministers meet in Brussels April 5-6, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson won't be there, U.S. officials told <i>Reuters</i> on …

Ivanka Trump

Teens suing U.S. over climate change ask for Exxon's 'Wayne Tracker' emails

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a group of teenagers suing the U.S. government in a climate change case have asked the government and the oil industry's leading trade group to turn over emails sent and received by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using an alias address while he was running …

Climate Change

What Is the Point of Rex Tillerson?

Though Rex Tillerson has been secretary of state for nearly two months, his trip to Asia last week—during which he made news by signaling an …

North Korea

News outlets hit Rex Tillerson for excluding media pool from trip because he’s “not a big media access person”

The outlets were "deeply concerned" with Tillerson's decisions, according to an open letter they wrote<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have been marginalized within the administration of President Donald Trump, but he certainly seems to have adopted his boss’ disdain for being accessible to the …

Journalism

Exxon Cannot Say Whether It Deleted Emails From Rex Tillerson’s Email Alias

An investigation into the company’s climate change actions revealed that Tillerson used a second email alias, under the name “Wayne Tracker,” while CEO of the company.<p>ExxonMobil cannot say whether it deleted emails from a second email that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson utilized while CEO of the …

Corruption

Unusually common language: Rex Tillerson talks of a “historic moment” in relations with China

Unusually common languageRex Tillerson talks of a “historic moment” in relations with China<p>Is Donald Trump mulling a new approach?<p>Asia<p>Mar 20th 2017 | …

China

Washington halves its financial contribution to the UN

President Donald Trump has instructed his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to reduce by half the US's financial participation for UN expenses over …

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