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State Department Contractor Lied About TransCanada Ties

State Department Contractor Lied About TransCanada Ties
The contractor the Obama U.S. State Department hired for an Impact Statement on the northern half of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline lied on their application, calling into question the honesty and intentions of the company. Contractor ERM has close ties to lobbying interests as well creating a substantial conflict of interest.
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House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments

House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments
Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with efforts to slash funding for the departments of Education, Interior and State that go deeper than those already implemented under a painful round of automatic austerity.
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Clinton and Karzai Break Bread at the State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to the Department of State.
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Joseph Kony: Top Target in Congress Approved Justice Program

Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target.
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Benghazi Report: White House Not to Blame for Misused Talking Points

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — made major changes in talking points that led to the Obama administration's confusing explanations of the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, a Senate report concluded Monday.
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