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Tillerson Gets Oil Industry Award, Says He Misses Colleagues

The secretary of state and former head of ExxonMobil says he will be at the 2020 World Petroleum Congress in Houston “in some capacity, one way or another.”

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Kim Jong Un Vows North Korea’s Nukes Will Stay Off the Negotiating Table

Analysts say Kim’s government believes nuclear weapons are key to its own survival and could be used to wrest concessions from the United States.

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Accuses Syria of Planning Gas Attack as U.N. Ambassador Points Finger at Russia and Iran

There seems to be a faction of hawks around the president who want to maintain a condition of undeclared war with Russia and Iran.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE



The Tillerson-Trump Rumble Over Qatar Shows White House Divisions

The U.S. has two foreign policies: that of the former ExxonMobil CEO who is an old Middle East hand, and that of a Queens real estate mogul who became president.

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 READ MORE



Could U.S. Exit From Paris Accord Be ‘Good News for the Rest of the World’?

With the United States out of the agreement, the administration now cannot undermine global climate talks as part of the Trump effort to promote fossil fuels.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Has Assembled an Unprecedented Governmental Wrecking Crew

The president promised to be a transformational leader. It wasn’t an idle threat.

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Chechnya Authorities Reportedly Detained and Tortured 100 Gay Men

The State Department and rights groups have called for an investigation into the alleged state-sponsored roundup. The Russian republic’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov (pictured, right, with Vladimir Putin), denies the reports.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



Intelligence Experts to Trump: Rethink Syria Escalation

Two dozen former U.S. intelligence officials urge the president to reconsider his claims blaming the Syrian government for chemical deaths last week and de-escalate tensions with Russia.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



A Checklist for Trump Voters

Here are some of the many things the president said during his campaign and hasn’t followed through on.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



Has Trump Deferred to Russia in Syria?

Some see U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as suggesting that Syrians are stuck with Assad and the Trump administration doesn’t object.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 READ MORE



Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War—and Worsen the Resulting Food Shortage—in Yemen?

Without an urgent effort to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people may face starvation.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE


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Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
Posted on Feb 16, 2017 ENLARGE



All of Putin and Trump’s Men

Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE



Is Trump Headed for War With China?

Sooner or later, if the president doesn’t dial down his rhetoric on China, its leaders will surely ratchet up theirs.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE



‘A Vote for Climate Disaster’: Senate Confirms Tillerson as Secretary of State

The confirmation “revealed just how much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted Congress,” according to climate group 350.org.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



For Trump’s Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain, but Taxes Aren’t

If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Wilbur Ross, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Betsy DeVos and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE



All the President-Elect’s Deniers

This week, we’ve seen a parade of Donald Trump’s far-right Cabinet appointees attempting to tone themselves down for the public with half-truths and evasions.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 READ MORE


Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s Cabinet Will Be a Group of ‘Neoliberal Evangelicals’

The president-elect’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says the scholar (pictured).

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Chinese Solar Juggernaut That Donald Trump Can’t Stop (Video)

The president-elect has pronounced solar power “too expensive” and has pledged to revive the use of coal. The former is a falsehood, the latter a genocide.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE


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Donald Trump’s Energy Nostalgia and the Path to Hell

If Trump’s energy policies all are enacted, many fossil fuel companies will be annihilated, thanks to the rock-bottom fuel prices produced by a colossal oversupply of oil, coal and natural gas.

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 READ MORE



Leaked Documents Show Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson Ran a U.S.-Russian Oil Company

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state was a director of a subsidiary based in the Bahamas, one of the world’s key tax havens.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Exxon Mobil CEO May Be Trump’s Choice for Secretary of State

Early Saturday, reports began to surface that Donald Trump would nominate the oil company’s Rex Tillerson, who reportedly “has ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 READ MORE



For Exxon Mobil CEO, Fracking’s Fine, Just Not In His Backyard

The contentious practice of hydraulic fracturing—commonly referred to as “fracking,” thus offering opponents a handy resemblance to a popular expletive—isn’t something Exxon Mobil’s head honcho, Rex Tillerson, has opposed.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE



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Exxon Posts Enormous Profits

While a host of social welfare programs sit on the congressional chopping block, Exxon Mobil pulled in a near-record first-quarter profit of $10.65 billion.

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