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Obama Bros. Speechless After Netanyahu Exposes Iran Deal Lies

The vaunted “echo chamber” that President Barack Obama’s aide Ben Rhodes created to sell the Iran deal was quiet on Monday, in the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelations of new intelligence proving that Iran had lied to the world about its nuclear weapons program.

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State Dept Spox: ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Never Happened With Hillary Email

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” State Department spokesman John Kirby denied the allegation of a “quid pro quo” between the FBI and the State Department involving Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email while she was secretary of


State Department Spox: We’re Not ‘Lax’ with Information, No Comment on FBI’s ‘Extremely Careless’ Clinton Conclusions

The State Department continues to hold off on administrative evaluation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of sensitive information. During a Tuesday press conference, Spokesman John Kirby repeatedly asserted that the department is not “lax” with classified information but would not weigh in on the FBI’s determination that “there is evidence of potential violations” by Clinton.

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Pentagon Chief: U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds Aligned with Terror Group PKK

The U.S.-backed Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria is aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a terrorist organization, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told a Senate panel, echoing Turkey’s position on the relationship between the two groups.

TURKEY, Diyarbakir : DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY - MARCH 21: A Kurdish man wearing a mask flashes the v-sign as he holds up a flag with a picture of the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan during Newroz celebrations, on March 21, 2015 in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Thousands of Kurds gather for the Newroz …

State Dept Spox Kirby: ‘No Rationale’ For Terrorism

State Department Spokesperson Adm. John Kirby said that Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that there was a “rationale” for the Charlie Hebdo attacks was referring to the rationale used by the terrorists, and “There’s no rationale, there’s no justification


U.S. State Department: Iran ‘Destabilizing,’ ‘Unhelpful’ in Syria

United States State Department spokesman John Kirby called Iran’s “destabilizing activity” in Syria “unhelpful” but noted that the Islamic Republic would need to be more involved in the diplomatic process of achieving an end to the violence in the region sooner rather than later.

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Obama-Kerry State Dept Accuses Israel of Terrorism

JERUSALEM—Ordinary Israelis are furious about the Obama administration’s accusing Israel of committing acts of terrorism, drawing moral equivalency between the Jewish State and the terrorists who seek Israel’s destruction.

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Kirby: Transparency Czar’s Donations To Hillary ‘Not Relevant’

State Department Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.) stated that “transparency czar” Janice Jacobs’ donation to Hillary Clinton is “not relevant” on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Kirby said, [relevant remarks being around 3:30] “She’s absolutely the


MSNBC’s Brzezinski Presses Kirby On Hillary Server

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski pressed State Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.) over Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails on Wednesday. Brzezinski asked, “did anyone approve of Hillary Clinton using a private email account,


Pentagon Spox: We Stand By Bergdahl Swap

On Thursday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Pentagon spokesman Read Adm. John Kirby told host Sean Hannity that the Pentagon stood by the decision to swap U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban that were Guantanamo