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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following a meeting with a North Korean delegation at the White House on June 1. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Pompeo, Cleanup On Aisle 38

The secretary of state now has to deal with the fallout of the rushed agreement with North Korea.

A view of the U.S. Department of State in Washington on July 31,2014.  (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State

Mari Stull’s arrival at the State Department’s International Organization Bureau is triggering an exodus of top career staffers.

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Two Years Later, No Amnesty for the GOP’s Never Trump Camp

Many remain critical, others have repented, but all are shut out from the Trump State Department.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his swearing-in at the State Department in Washington on May 2. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Pledge to Lift Hiring Freeze at State Department Hits Big Snag

Diplomats who welcomed the new secretary of state are now feeling let down.

New U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell stands in front of a military honor guard during an accreditation ceremony for new ambassadors in Berlin on May 8. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department Defends Trump’s Man in Berlin After Diplomatic Firestorm

Some German lawmakers are calling for Ambassador Grenell’s expulsion.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the State Department on June 27, 2017 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Fight Against Human Trafficking Is Too Important for Trump and Pompeo to Ignore

Efforts to end modern slavery have bipartisan support — but the State Department is still missing an ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on May 21. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream

The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after announcing his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal, at the White House on May 8. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The United States Finally Has an Aggressive Plan to Defang Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an impressive strategy to counter Tehran and break free from two decades of failed U.S. policy.

A young Palestinian in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on December 8, 2017.

Trump’s Jerusalem Theatrics Have Dealt A Blow to Peace

The president's reckless move reversed decades of sensible bipartisan policy. Holding out the possibility of a Palestinian capital in the holy city can keep hope for a negotiated settlement alive.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands after delivering remarks to State Department employees in Washington on May 1. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo Lifts Hiring Freeze at State Department

Diplomats hail the decision as another sign the Tillerson era has ended.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets State Department employees during a welcome ceremony at the State Department in Washington on May 1. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Hiring Moves Soothe Diplomats

In staffing and internal policies, he seems to be reversing trends of the Tillerson era that dispirited many diplomats.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the ceremonial swearing-in of  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department

Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.

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