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State Department


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a department of government in one of the 50 states
  • n. the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies


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  • Cabinet appointees, presidential advisors, and foreign-policy "experts" in our State Department is code for preferring Arab oil to Israeli democracy.

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

  • Groups including Friends of the Earth and the New York- based Natural Resources Defense Council called last month for an investigation of what they described as State Department bias toward TransCanada during an environmental review. -- Top News

  • I called the State Department, I called senators, I called congressmen to try and find out what was going on.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2008

  • I called the State Department, I called Congress, I called senators, I called the Justice Department, to try and figure out why his money, all of it, was taken away from him.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2008

  • The same day that Newsweek broke the story of the "American Taliban," Lindh's mother called the State Department, the ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, all of which refused to help her.

    It All Started With an American Taliban

  • "The arrows are all pointing in the wrong direction," said Richard N. Haass, who was President Bush's first-term State Department policy planning director.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • I called the State Department intelligence chief and the deputy head of the CIA, and I said, I don ` t want papers that have been -- come out of committees.

    Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended

  • It is commonly called the State Department and is headed by the secretary of state.

    Department of State

  • I have been advised by the State Department that the Hungarian word for "cheers" is -- and I want to quote from the memo I got -- (laughter) -- "practically impossible to pronounce correctly."

    Remarks By The President In Toast To President Goncz

  • In 1964, there were over 200 black high school principals and when I called the State Department last year to ask for a listing of minority principals, they sent me 41 and I found that some of the principals are not principals of what we call traditional high schools.

    Oral History Interview with Robert Winston, January 26, 1991. Interview M-0030. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)


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