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State Department May Ban Use of Terms Like 'Sexual and Reproductive Health' in Official Communication State Department May Ban Use of Terms Like 'Sexual and Reproductive Health' in Official Communication

One of the quieter devastations taking place under the Trump presidency is the harm being done by his administrative state, from anti-abortion activists who are now in positions overseeing gender equity to anti-science and climate change deniers installed at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of…

Trump's Racist Pick for Refugee Office Wants 'Restitution' From DACA Recipients  Trump's Racist Pick for Refugee Office Wants 'Restitution' From DACA Recipients 

Former foreign service officer and fellow at the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies Ronald Mortensen has some abhorrent views about immigrants: He believes that, by the simple fact of being in the United States, undocumented immigrants are “committing felonies” and argues that recipients of Deferred Action…

Big Boy Arrives at Wall  Big Boy Arrives at Wall 

Who knew there were so many different ways to implement an incredibly stupid idea?

US Passports to Identify Child Sex Offenders US Passports to Identify Child Sex Offenders

On Wednesday, the State Department announced that it will terminate existing passports for registered child sex offenders and require them to reapply for new ones that contain a notice identifying them as sex offenders. All new applicants will receive the updated passport with the notice.

Trump to a Group of Hurricane Victims: 'What a Crowd! What a Turnout!'  Trump to a Group of Hurricane Victims: 'What a Crowd! What a Turnout!' 

This man is a relentless caricature of himself.

Trump Nominates Wildly Unpopular Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to Handle Religious Freedom Issues Abroad Trump Nominates Wildly Unpopular Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to Handle Religious Freedom Issues Abroad

Another widely despised man has a high probability of signing up to join the rudderless hell cruise that is the Trump administration. This time, it’s Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, whom the White House announced on Wednesday is President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the State Department’s ambassador at large for…

State Department Considers an Insane Rule Targeting Visa Applicants' Social Media Accounts State Department Considers an Insane Rule Targeting Visa Applicants' Social Media Accounts

While the country was distracted with the passing of the Republican’s disastrous health care bill today, Reuters reports that the State Department is considering a rule that would require certain visa applicants to give the government access to their social media accounts, in what many see as a push towards the…

Rex Tillerson Thinks American Foreign Policy Should be Separate From 'American Values' Rex Tillerson Thinks American Foreign Policy Should be Separate From 'American Values'

Rex Tillerson, former oil man with no diplomatic experience and current Secretary of State, has finally cobbled together some thoughts concerning American foreign policy and the job he has been hired to do.

Newly-Hired State Department Staffer Has Faced Numerous Sexual Assault Allegations  Newly-Hired State Department Staffer Has Faced Numerous Sexual Assault Allegations 

So odd that that didn’t register as a problem with his new employers.

Noted Deal Expert Quickly Gives Up on Funding for His Border Wall  Noted Deal Expert Quickly Gives Up on Funding for His Border Wall 

I would make a joke but I’m too distracted by that unbelievably ugly tie!

The United States Has Withdrawn Funding From the UN Population Fund  The United States Has Withdrawn Funding From the UN Population Fund 

On Monday, the State Department announced that it’s ending U.S. funding for the UN Population Fund, which provides family planning and maternal and child health services in over 150 countries and also works to end the practice of female genital cutting and child marriage. The administration’s claim is that UNFPA…

The Secretary of State Is Reportedly Too Fatigued to Do His Job The Secretary of State Is Reportedly Too Fatigued to Do His Job

Rex Tillerson, former oil man and current Secretary of State, presides over an emptied-out department facing deep budget cuts with limited influence in Trump’s White House. Despite this, he is responsible for handling a potential nuclear crisis.

Trump's Budget Would Turn the US Into a Heavily-Guarded Shitpile Trump's Budget Would Turn the US Into a Heavily-Guarded Shitpile

On Thursday, the Trump administration offered up a historically draconian budget proposal that is also—surprise, surprise—“far shorter and vaguer than White House budget plans normally are,” according to the Washington Post. It is a vicious, stone-cold rejection of the notion that the federal government ought to help…

'No One's Doing Anything' at the State Department  'No One's Doing Anything' at the State Department 

I can see the scalp of literally every man in this picture!

Trump Plans to Inflate Defense Budget, Make Significant Cuts to EPA Trump Plans to Inflate Defense Budget, Make Significant Cuts to EPA

The Trump administration is preparing to release its budget for the 2018 fiscal year and, if it passes as proposed, the Environmental Protection Agency will see a significant budget decrease.

The State Department's Senior Management Just Resigned En Masse [Updated] The State Department's Senior Management Just Resigned En Masse [Updated]

The Washington Post is reporting that a huge chunk of the senior staff at the State Department has resigned. It’s unclear whether the officials left of their own volition or were forced out by the Trump Administration, but the paper reports it “amounts to a near-complete housecleaning” of every senior official who…

The Trump Team Wants Information From the State Department About 'Gender-Related' Programs  The Trump Team Wants Information From the State Department About 'Gender-Related' Programs 

In what seems to be becoming a bit of a worrisome pattern, Donald Trump’s transition team is now demanding information from the State Department on “gender-related programs” meant to aid women around the world. It’s tough to imagine that they’re asking because they want to know how they can help.

France Thwarts ISIS Terror Plot, U.S. Releases Travel Alert for Europe France Thwarts ISIS Terror Plot, U.S. Releases Travel Alert for Europe

After an eight-month investigation, French authorities have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille suspected of orchestrating an ISIS-linked terror plot. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for all those planning to fly to Europe for the holidays.

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