Louisville escapes major sanctions in hoops bribery case
An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.
Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s death from cancer this week sparked American women to reflect on the 84-year-old diplomat’s sweeping influence on their lives, 25 years after Bill Clinton made her the United States’ representative to the world.
‘Sunny Is Just As Smart’: Condoleezza Rice’s ‘Brazenly Condescending’ Back and Forth with ‘The View’ Co-Host Sunny Hostin Called Out by Viewers
Sunny Hostin and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have different views regarding the Capitol riots that took place on Jan. 6. Those disagreements came […]news.yahoo.com
Condoleezza Rice says white kids shouldn’t be made to feel bad over CRT on ‘The View’
Condoleezza Rice brought her own distinct view to the ABC daytime chatfest as the panel discussed critical race theory and […] The post Condoleezza Rice says white kids shouldn’t be made to feel bad over CRT on ‘The View’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Myanmar coup crisis grows after years of US neglect
Anti-coup protesters display pictures of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Obama administration reveled in the restoration of civilian rule in the longtime U.S. pariah as a top foreign policy achievement and a potential model for engaging with other adversaries, such as Iran and Cuba. But today, Myanmar is once again an international outcast, facing a new wave of U.S. sanctions. Still, the Obama administration continued to have faith in her. Despite Kerry’s two trips to Myanmar, the administration became rapidly consumed with the Iran nuclear deal and normalization of ties with Cuba.
Build back better diplomacy, not what once was
He leaned heavily on his foreign policy team which he assembled in the early days of his term. It’s a reminder of how important cabinet appointments and policy team selections are to new presidencies. So far, the Biden administration’s foreign policy team is shaping out to be Barack Obama’s third term dream team. Almost to a T, the names are the same as in 2016 when President Obama left office: Kerry, Blinken, Haines and Sullivan. Upon taking office, Biden stated that “America was back” and promised a return to diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy after the damage done by the Trump-era.trinitonian.com
Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel
Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the deal with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to the prime minister's office. Abdulbari said Sudan welcomed “the rapprochement" with Israel and other countries as well as the beginning of diplomatic relations. Although Sudan is not a regional powerhouse, establishing ties with Israel is deeply symbolic. During his visit, Mnuchin met with Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit Sudan since 2005, when Condoleezza Rice visited.
Watchdog clears Pompeo's wife of travel ethics charges
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, left, gives flowers to Susan Pompeo as she and her husband, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrive at Tbilisi International Airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)WASHINGTON – An independent probe into the travel of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife has concluded that the trips with her husband on official business did not violate federal ethics rules. The IG report was released just hours after the State Department took aim at the watchdog, Democratic members of Congress and media outlets for raising questions about Susan Pompeo’s travel and suggesting it may have been inappropriate. Susan Pompeo had attracted criticism for using government resources while accompanying her husband on diplomatic trips. The inspector general reacted icily to Brechbuhl's comment, saying it did not accurately reflect the role and work of an independent watchdog.
KSAT Kids: Today in History, Nov. 16
Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2020. In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. In 2004, President George W. Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be his new secretary of state, succeeding Colin Powell. 1954: Political scientist and diplomat Condoleezza Rice, who would serve as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009, is born in Birmingham, Alabama. Rock singer Siva Kaneswaran (The Wanted) is 32.
Pompeo in Sudan, top US official to visit since uprising
CAIRO U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday, the top U.S. official to visit the African country since last year's ouster of its autocratic leader, Omar al-Bashir. Pompeo's visit on Tuesday is meant to discuss the normalization of ties between Sudan and Israel and also show U.S. support for the country's fragile transition to democracy. Pompeo is also the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the African county since 2005, when Condoleezza Rice visited. Pompeo was also to discuss the removal of Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Sudan is now on a fragile path to democracy after the popular uprising led the military to overthrow al-Bashir in April 2019.
Pompeo shattering precedent, sparking fury with RNC speech
Pompeo's message to State Department employees reminding them of restrictions on political activity under the Hatch Act was not unusual. Secretary Pompeo will address the convention in his personal capacity, the department said. No State Department resources will be used. The State Department followed quickly with comments distancing the agency from the planned remarks. Like two of his predecessors, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, both of whom were unsuccessful Democratic Party nominees for president, Pompeo was a member of Congress before joining the executive branch.
Pompeo shattering precedent, sparking fury with RNC speech
The State Department followed quickly with comments distancing the agency from the planned remarks. Secretary Pompeo will address the convention in his personal capacity, the department said. No State Department resources will be used. Staff are not involved in preparing the remarks or in the arrangements for Secretary Pompeos appearance. Like two of his predecessors, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, both of whom were unsuccessful Democratic Party nominees for president, Pompeo was a member of Congress before joining the executive branch.
Beyonc to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas
NEW YORK Beyonc has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyonc will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its Dear Class of 2020" event, which will take place June 6 at 3 p.m. EDT and will stream on YouTube. Barack and Michelle Obama will also speak at the virtual celebration, which will include appearances from Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Malala Yousafzai, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Lovato, Hasan Minhaj and more. Dear Class of 2020" will include music performances from BTS, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle, Maluma, CNCO and Camila Cabello.
Scholar Athlete: Isabella Johnson, Brandeis High School
I am most excited about experiencing the final moments of high school. I know everyone freaks out about the last football game, the last Homecoming, the last high school sports game. What do you like best about the high school you attend? The best part about my high school is the support we have from all the teachers and administrators. I believe what makes Brandeis the best is its faculty because they have aided in shaping the successful students in our school.