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US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...the old system, undermining attempts to create a more transparent and efficient process, Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn said in remarks prepared for Wednesday delivery.Washburn also said the Republican...
Big 3 airlines flexing their political muscle in Washington

...regulations, is Delta's senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Bob Letteney, who was the department's assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, is a Delta managing director. Will Kinzel, another Delta managing director...
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Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

...civilian positions also would be cut.Walker on Thursday reviewed criteria for making cuts with Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, and in a separate meeting, her Air Force equivalent...
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

...Marine officer in the Middle East, as a U.S. assistant secretary of state who helped lead efforts to encourage our...Committee. Sen. Sullivan is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and continues to serve as a Lt. Colonel...
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...the possibility of going to Ottawa myself."As assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush, Sullivan...worked on a U.S.-Canada energy group with the assistant secretary of energy and Canadian officials."I think the...
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My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal foreign affairs when the Executive Branch pursues agreements that are strongly backed by the Congress. As an assistant secretary of state in the Bush Administration who worked to economically isolate Iran, I saw firsthand how the threat of congressional...
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...preached for decades that drugs and alcohol ruin lives, said Carl Artman, former U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant secretary and member of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin."When you look at what tribes have to offer - from gaming to ecotourism...
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals a major world market."The U.S. has to be in the game itself," Evan A. Feigenbaum, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, said at a recent conference on U.S.-China economic relations. "In the full sweep...
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Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

...forces with that status, our state has no means to protect them."Speaking to reporters in Moscow, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said she welcomed the Ukrainian government's assurances that the soldiers "are being...
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N. Korean diplomats cause chaos at UN event on rights

...been informed before the event that it would have a chance to speak.The brief chaos came minutes after U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic told the audience that North Korea had shown "new signs of engagement...
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