Foggy Bottom

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Foggy Bottom

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.]

Fog′gy Bot′tom

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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He appeared to regard Foggy Bottom as enemy territory; only one senior aide, Policy Planning Director Brian Hook, spoke authoritatively for him on policy issues.
During his brief stay at Foggy Bottom, Tillerson frequently found himself out of the loop and caught unawares by policy shifts announced in Trump tweets.
Pompeo will have another more immediate job when he takes over at Foggy Bottom and that will be to win over a Foreign Service and Civil Service staff that has felt under siege by this administration.
Observers also noted that the unusually candid statement of defiance was delivered in English, indicating that the target audience included bureaucrats in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighbourhood.
But, two sources who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity over the weekend disclosed that they would not be surprised "if there was a 'Rexit' from Foggy Bottom sooner than that".
r=0) while heading up Exxon Mobil , was at the department's headquarters in the Washington neighborhood Foggy Bottom and taking meetings while the resignations occurred.
CHALLENGE: Space to expand the 26,000-student university was scarce in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, which lies within blocks of the White House and in view of the Washington Monument.
FLO's resources include the Foggy Bottom Rambles blog and a decision tree template to help families decide where to live during a UT.
Another Clinton confidant, Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served as Clinton's director of policy planning at Foggy Bottom from 2009 until 2011 sent a staff-wide email to Clinton staffers in September 2010 recommending that they undertake a "Pledge for Palestine" campaign with the aim to convince US millionaires and billionaires to donate significant portions of their wealth to the Palestinian cause.
We were lucky enough to visit Foggy Bottom - Adrian Bloom's fairytale creation in the 17-acre Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk.
Summary: It seems that things are looking a bit gray in Foggy Bottom these days.