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McMaster caught in the middle as Mattis and Tillerson maneuver to constrain Trump on national security issues

Los Angeles Times

As President Trump appears to lurch from crisis to crisis on the world stage, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have quietly maneuvered to constrain an impulsive commander in chief, the latest sign of a…

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Dec 1

Trump weighs replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA chief in another top-level shake-up

President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have clashed repeatedly in public over the last year, and America’s top diplomat did not deny recently that in private he had called his boss — undiplomatically — a “moron.”

Nov 30

Speculation picks up about Tillerson's departure as secretary of State

Los Angeles Times

Speculation has circulated for weeks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his way out. He has publicly contradicted, and been contradicted by, his boss the president. He reportedly called President Trump a "moron" in a private…

Mar 21

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers

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Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents March 21, 2017, 8:52 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents like Roe vs.…

Mar 16

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Asia calls for 'different approach' to confront North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his first trip to Asia made a firm if vague vow Thursday to find ways to stop North Korea’s steady march to the use of nuclear weapons.

Mar 3

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson largely disappears in the Trump Cabinet

More than a month after he became America’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson is like no other modern secretary of State: He’s largely invisible.

Feb 16

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has kept a low profile so far. On Thursday, he spoke up

Los Angeles Times

As CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies, Rex Tillerson was accustomed to giving orders and brokering multibillion-dollar deals around the globe.

Feb 2

New Secretary of State Rex Tillerson already has fences to mend — with his own diplomatic corps

Newly confirmed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s most urgent task at the State Department isn’t necessarily to manage the threat from Iran and North Korea, to recast relations with Russia and China, or to calm nervous allies in Europe…

Jan 24

Rex Tillerson is approved by Senate panel for secretary of State

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Trump signs orders pulling out of Pacific trade deal, freezing government hires Jan. 23, 2017, 3:35 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump formally pulls U.S. out of Trans-Pacific…

Jan 22

Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of State, wins key support from GOP senators

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Trump aide describes inflated crowd count as 'alternative facts' Jan. 22, 2017, 12:07 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Senior Trump advisor defends false claims of inauguration crowd…

Jan 12

Human rights groups slam Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of State

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of State, came under withering fire Thursday for what critics claimed was an insensitivity to human rights abuses around the world.

Jan 12

Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of State, seeks to allay fears about his long-running ties to Russia

Rex Tillerson faced harsh questions from fellow Republicans on Wednesday for his close personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his Senate confirmation as Donald Trump’s secretary of State did not appear to be in danger.

Jan 11

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson calls for 'full review' of Iran nuclear deal, not ripping it up

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President-elect Trump's first press conference: What's clear and what was left unsaid Jan. 11, 2017, 12:16 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: A breakdown of what Trump…

Jan 11

Watch live: secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing

Los Angeles Times

A combative Donald Trump prepares to face his first press conference as president-elect Jan. 11, 2017, 8 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Watch live: Secretary of…

Jan 10

Tom Steyer heads back into battle, starting with an ad against secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson

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Trump denies again that he mocked reporter with disability Jan. 10, 2017, 12:05 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Trump says Meryl Streep can't "read my mind"…

Jan 4

If Rex Tillerson becomes secretary of State, he'll get $180-million Exxon retirement package

Rex Tillerson will get a $180-million retirement package from Exxon Mobil Corp. if he is confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of State.

Jan 3

What Rex Tillerson's Exxon Mobil track record tells us

Los Angeles Times

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the State Department, has spent 41 years at the oil and gas company Exxon Mobil. He rose through its ranks to CEO, but he was so cloistered in its corporate culture that he could…

Dec 15

Rex Tillerson could be a good secretary of state - but not in a Trump administration

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Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is by all accounts a shrewd, pragmatic and successful dealmaker. In another administration, he might have made an excellent secretary of State.

Dec 13

Rex Tillerson's four decades at Exxon Mobil could hamper his role as America's top diplomat

As chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp., Rex Tillerson has led a vast energy juggernaut, roaming the globe in search of multibillion-dollar deals, working with despots as well as democrats.