“Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)--- "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the New START extension and the need for new arms control that addresses all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and the growing threat from China." "The…

Judge Sullivan Retires After 27 Years On The US District Court In Washington, DC


Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, whose 27-year tenure on the U.S. District Court in Washington helped shape prosecutors’ obligation to disclose evidence in criminal trials and was capped by politically explosive cases involving Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will retire from full-time duty. Sullivan notified President Biden by letter Thursday that he will…

Deputy U.S. Marshal Shot While Serving An Arrest Warrant In Baltimore: Suspect Deceased


BALTIMORE, MD (February 4, 2021)---a deputy U.S. Marshal was shot Thursday morning in west Baltimore while serving an arrest warrant, authorities said. Don Snider, commander of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, marshals were conducting an arrest operation in the 1400 block of…

“Assassination of Lebanese Activist Lokman Slim”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---the State Department issued this statement about the assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  "The United States condemns the heinous assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  We join the international community in calling for his killers to be…

Biden Echoed Former President Trump At the State Department “America Is Back” With Different Actions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden    Highlights: President Joseph Biden with Vice President Kamala Harris announced 'America is back' and declared 'diplomacy is back at the center'. Biden announced that his administration will end all support for offensive operations in Yemen and will appoint an envoy to…

Biden and Harris Delivers Remarks To US Department of State Employees


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the U.S. Department of State employees. Highlights: You are the faces of America abroad. Biden used the words of the former President Donald J. Trump--America is back. Biden added, diplomacy is back. You are…

Jobless claims filed 779,000 new unemployment claims last week


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---the weekly unemployment job claims  report was released from the U.S. Department of Labor Thursday.  As expected layoffs and job losses steadied, but remained at historically elevated levels during the China's ongoing pandemic.  Below are the report, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg: Initial jobless…

“Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Minister of France on Lebanon”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2021)--- The text of the following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the occasion of the six-month anniversary of the Port of Beirut incident. Begin Text: Six months after the August 4 explosion which…