A little more than two months ago, Rex Tillerson was running one of the biggest and most powerful companies in the world. Now, he's heading a government agency with an uncertain future under President Donald Trump.
David Friedman went before the US Senate Thursday, where he made vague apologies for the divisive language that he's used in the past. One word he used during the campaign was from the era of the holocaust: "kapo."
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are both masters of their nations' media, and baffling to their critics. And with the election of Trump, Washington and Moscow have been on more amiable terms. But that might not last.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.