All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Secretary of State’

Tea Leoni on David Duchovny and ‘Madam Secretary’

Tea Leoni dished recently about her split from X-Files actor David Duchovny as well as about her upcoming CBS show Madam Secretary. Not surprisingly, the two topics even merge. It was in Parade magazine that Leoni opened up about at least some of her feelings about the father of her children. “Listen, David gave me the two greatest gifts on …

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Tea Leoni Returning to Televison, Gets OK from Kids

Actress Tea Leoni will be returning to the small screen to star as Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, in the CBS political drama Madam Secretary. Madam Secretary, which will run after “60 Minutes” and before “The Good Wife” on Sundays, premieres on September 21. Leoni, 49, portrays a former CIA analyst turned college professor who is tapped by the …

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Xi Jinping Meets with US; Talk Economy & Security

When Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China, came into office a little over one year ago, he faced several monumental challenges as the leader of the world’s largest and potentially most powerful country. The main issue plaguing Xi was China’s economy, which had …

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John Kerry Seeks to End Sexual Violence in Warfare

Speaking before the largest such convention of all time, John Kerry called for the end of sexual violence in warfare at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, an event co-hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. The four-day long summit in London had four explicit …

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Mahmoud Abbas and John Kerry Talk Canceled

Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a talk planned for today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to The New York Times. The meeting would have extended negotiations set to expire April 29th into 2015. It seems Kerry canceled the talks due to Abbas breaking the terms of the peace negotiations before the scheduled meeting. In the past month, …

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Newt Gingrich Eyeing Sec. of State Position?

In a Twitter rant last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounded-off against current Secretary of State John Kerry for comments he made in a speech to students in Jakarta, Indonesia, going as far as to ask John Kerry to resign from his position as Secretary of State. So what was the subject of the comments that got …

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David Petraeus: Did He Endorse Hillary Clinton?

Did David Petraeus endorse Hillary Clinton as a Democratic presidential candidate? He talked about her in a new book by Jonathan Allen and Aimee Parnes. In HRC Petraeus is quoted as saying, “She’d make a tremendous president.” Might that be all his followers need to hear in order to endorse her, too? David Petraeus always made it quite clear that …

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Nandita Berry Appointed Texas Secretary Of State

Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed a new secretary of state. Nandita Berry, a Houston attorney, has been named for the position, and will replace John Steen, who will be stepping down after the first of the year. This is the third time that Perry has had to name a new secretary of state in slightly over a year. Due …

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John Kerry: North Korea’s Leader Is Reckless And Ruthless

U.S. Secretary of  State John Kerry has described North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, 30, as reckless and insecure following the arrest and execution of the North Korean leader’s powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek. Kerry said Kim’s actions were “ominous” to the country’s stability. In an exclusive interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC, Kerry said Kim’s “ruthless, horrendous dictatorship” can …

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George Stephanopoulos On ‘This Week’

George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC News’ This Week, a political interview and commentary program, interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry recently about the nuclear deal with Iran, as well as Senator Saxby Chambliss. Secretary Kerry told Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday, “Israel and the United States absolutely share the same goal here. There is no daylight between us, with respect …

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John Kerry Travels to Geneva For Negotiations

Secretary of State John Kerry departed for Geneva on Friday to take part in discussions with Iranian leaders regarding nuclear power and production. Kerry will join top officials from the five other world powers taking part in the negotiations; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; British Foreign Minister William Hague; French Minister Laurent Fabius; and leaders from China, Russia, and Germany …

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John Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows Support for Interim Gov’t

NBC News and Fox News both report that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt last weekend to see just how much of a foothold democracy has gained. “President Obama and the American people support the people of Egypt,” he told reporters in Cairo. “We believe this is a vital relationship.” Kerry’s visit comes coincidentally timed, as the shadow …

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