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Several Democrats criticized Trump's choices of Pompeo, saying that Pompeo's hawkish positions and seeming willingness to bend facts as CIA director - such as saying the intelligence community had determined that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the 2016 election - made him unsuitable for the role of top diplomat.

There's one little thing that probably has a lot more to do with Tillerson coming to the end of the official road than mere policy differences: Trump apparently wants to be his own secretary of state, and the GOP establishment, whom Tillerson has done so much to sideline inside the hallowed halls at Foggy Bottom, isn't willing to let that happen.

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He had just returned from an Africa tour when his sack was announced. America's best hope is that Pompeo will succeed where Tillerson failed in diverting the president from his own worst impulses. "The latter are exceedingly rare but I would put [Defense] Secretary [James] Mattis in the second category".

Trump needed a big name at Foggy Bottom, the phrase long-time Washingtonians use to describe the State Department.

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Wallwork had controversially claimed: "A man is a man and a woman is a woman and I know a lot of changes have gone through". Hubbard, who spent most of her life as Gavin before transitioning, won two medals at last year's world championships.

The occupant of this post must be well versed at relationship management, understanding the full range of options available to this department all while leveraging the talents of the diplomatic work force, while simultaneously serving both as its captain and cheerleader while also looking to fill key vacancies.

For Israel, the Pompeo announcement appears to be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been an outspoken opponent of the Iranian nuclear deal and who sees Iran's involvement in neighboring Lebanon and Syria as a major threat. Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign, told Business Insider that the turnover is not a result of Trump seeking out more loyalists, but of his appointees sticking by their "guiding principles".

All eyes on Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain Grand Prix
A disastrous pitstop for team mate Kimi Raikkonen left a Ferrari mechanic injured on the ground and forced the Finn's retirement. Vettel was nearly overtaken by Bottas on the last lap, but made a crucial blocking move and won by only 0.6 seconds, reported AP.

Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touched off a confirmation battle that will play out ahead of midterm elections, which determine party control of Congress. Tillerson's reported word to describe the president was "moron".

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information. Tillerson, an Eagle Scout and man of principle, absolutely refused the kind of right-or-wrong, blind alignment with the president that Trump demanded. Paul said Wednesday that he had supported Trump because he thought he would break with the tradition of past Republican presidents and correct "the foreign policy mistakes of the last two administrations".

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Most of the 199 parliamentary seats, 106, will be decided in voting districts, while 93 will be distributed based on party lists. The government has been accused by of using anti-Semitic stereotypes in its relentless campaign against Soros, who is Jewish.

Trump clearly was never comfortable being upstaged by someone of Tillerson's intellect and experience.

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