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Washington Examiner

Biden administration eyes limits on asylum as border policy set to expire

With a Trump-era border policy set to end days before Christmas, the Biden administration is weighing restrictive immigration limits for asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S. southern border, according to reports. Democrats in Congress have raised concerns that the administration has not prepared sufficiently for the expected disorder once Title 42...
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Getting Kennedy Center Honors Tickets Isn't Easy — Inside Scoop

The annual Kennedy Center Honors is a ceremony filled with powerful and well-known individuals from politics, entertainment, and the arts. This past weekend, honorees were awarded their medallions at a State Department dinner and then honored at the gala in the evening on Dec. 4, 2022. How can you get tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors?
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Houston Chronicle

Fearing scandal, Air Force blocked generals' foreign consulting deals

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. During the height of the war in Afghanistan, U.S. military leaders flocked to the Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan to embrace its president, Ilham Aliyev, despite a report from the U.S. Embassy comparing the mustachioed strongman to mafia bosses in "The Godfather."
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Jewish national security group calls for Biden to stop Iran’s assassination plots

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) on Monday called on the Biden administration to take immediate action to stop Iran from killing U.S. citizens overseas and for plotting assassinations domestically. In a Washington Examiner opinion piece, Gabriel Noronha, a fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy,...

Human rights commission ‘outraged’ as State Department excludes Nigeria from watchlist

For the second year in a row Nigeria has been left off of the U.S. State Department’s list of countries that engage in or tolerate the world’s worst religious freedom violations, despite regular reports of kidnappings and killings of Christians, sparking outcry from members of a bipartisan government watchdog group.

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

Industry now has the green light to start working on proposals for a potential seven-year, $10 billion enterprise IT services contract vehicle at the State Department. Proposals for the first phase of this two-part source selection for the Evolve contract are due by 2 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 18, 2023.
Australian News

US government urges FCC to reject undersea cable connection to Cuba

WASHINGTON D.C.: A U.S. government committee has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny an application to connect Cuba to the U.S. through a new undersea cable handling internet, voice and data traffic. According to the Justice Department-led panel, known as "Team Telecom," the proposal raised national security concerns...

Hillary Clinton: I Would Not Be Negotiating With Tehran

With protests erupting throughout Iran following the beating death in custody of Mahsa Amimi, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the United States should not negotiate with Iran. “I would not be negotiating with Iran on anything right now, including the nuclear agreement,” Clinton told CNN’s...

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Travel to Brasilia, Brazil

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan traveled to Brasilia, Brazil on Monday, December 5 for meetings with senior representatives of the Brazilian government and members of the incoming administration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Sullivan was accompanied by senior officials from the National Security Council and State Department.

U2, Gladys Knight, George Clooney among 2022 Kennedy Center honorees

The stars turned out in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night for the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Gladys Knight, Amy Grant, George Clooney, Tania León and U2 were celebrated for their contributions to American culture. Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile and a host of...