On Thursday, President Biden hosted an international climate summit with world leaders at which he pledged to cut U.S. carbon emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels.
President Biden on Wednesday signed additional executive orders addressing the climate crisis, adding to those he signed on his first full day in office, saying “we can’t wait any longer” for action on what his predecessor famously dismissed as a hoax.
One of President-elect Joe Biden’s first acts after being sworn in on Jan. 20 will be to rejoin the Paris climate agreement.
Former senator, presidential nominee and Secretary of State John Kerry is set to begin his latest government job as the first-ever special envoy on climate.
As the names of members of President-elect Joe Biden’s diverse Cabinet have begun to emerge, the U.S. is poised to make a sharp departure from the Trump administration’s confrontational approach to foreign policy.
The theme of the second night of the Democratic National Convention was “Leadership matters.” The party leaned heavily on those with prior government experience to make the case that Joe Biden is better equipped than Donald Trump to handle the responsibility of the presidency.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry charged Thursday that the Trump administration was using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to weaken key environmental regulations that will “kill more Americans.”
The former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Even for an administration whose highs and lows seem to follow one another with dizzying speed, the week that was proved especially turbulent.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry tore into President Trump’s comments about Germany at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s annual summit.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday brushed aside President Trump’s suggestion that his discussions with the Iranian foreign minister about salvaging the Iran deal are “possibly illegal.”
On Sunday, President Obama arrives for the first time in Vietnam to begin several days of meetings with Vietnamese leaders in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on such issues as the economy and human rights. The talks are also expected to touch on lingering issues from the Vietnam War, including perhaps the ongoing U.S.-Vietnam effort to decontaminate dioxin residue in the central Vietnam city of Da Nang, the site of a U.S. air base during the war. Da Nang had one of Vietnam’s highest levels of dioxin, a contaminant of Agent Orange, which along with other toxic defoliants was sprayed by the U.S. military over enormous swaths of Vietnam from 1961 to 1972 to flush out the enemy and destroy food crops.
Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline. Secretary John Kerry today formally declared the Islamic State to be perpetrators of “genocide” against ethnic minorities in Middle East, including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims, capping a months long internal debate within the Obama administration about how to address the atrocities committed by the terror group. “We must recognize what Daesh [the Arabic name for the Islamic State] is doing to its victims,” Kerry said, speaking from the State Department podium.
John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2016. Secretary of State John Kerry signaled today that he plans to decide soon whether to formally accuse the Islamic State of genocide amid what sources describe as an intense debate within the Obama administration about how such a declaration should be worded and what it might mean for U.S. strategy against the terrorist group. “None of us have ever seen anything like it in our lifetimes,” Kerry said during a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday about beheadings and atrocities committed by the Islamic State.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”