Foggy Bottom


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Foggy Bottom

n.
The US Department of State.

[From the location of the Department of State in a low-lying area of Washington, DC, near the Potomac River.]
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Fog′gy Bot′tom


n.
1. a low-lying area bordering the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
2. the U.S. Department of State, which has offices located in this area.
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Noun1.Foggy Bottom - United States Department of State, which is housed in a building in a low-lying area of Washington near the Potomac River
Department of State, DoS, State Department, United States Department of State, State - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
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The clock starts at the Foggy Bottom Metro station and ends seven stops later.
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The reshuffle at Foggy Bottom came almost six months after NBC reported that Tillerson had called Trump a "f***ing moron" at a meeting in 2017, prompting the president to tweet about IQ tests.
16 at the former president's offices in Foggy Bottom, came as former Obama aides have encouraged the Democratic House member to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election.
I can't imagine Boris the Brexiter having read Waltz or Morgenthau, or Pompeo of Foggy Bottom having encountered Spengler.
Talking to reporters at the State Department's Foggy Bottom headquarters, Pompeo said this was the message he had delivered to the Pakistani leadership when he traveled to Islamabad in September, after Imran Khan became prime minister.
Summary: When Mike Pompeo became secretary of state on May 1, he advised his new colleagues at Foggy Bottom: "I want the State Department to get its swagger back."
And the "government" that he said is going to "kill" the president is the "shadow government" that Mudd served, and that Mudd described as "State Department and CIA officers coming home, and at Langley and Foggy Bottom, CIA and State." This sure seems to be a not-so-veiled threat issued in prime time.
* "Foggy Bottom might be rolling out the red carpet, but I don't see any evidence the charm offensive is changing minds on Capitol Hill."