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Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Vets To Target Secretary Of State Races | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to fight political battles today so they don't become court cases tomorrow, a group of high-ranking Democrats and Obama veterans ...

Obama To Nominate John Kerry For Secretary Of State

Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be the next Secretary of State, according to the Boston Globe and the New ...

Sam Stein

How Obama's Likely Secretary Of State Pick Fell Apart | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a phone call with the president on Thursday, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice formally withdrew her name from consideration as the next Sec...

Obama Expected Announce Decisions On Cabinet Shakeup

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Former Republican senator would give Cabinet bipartisan cast * Reshuffle complicated by decision on Hillary Clinton successor ...

Honey Boo Boo for Secretary of State

Daryl Rowland | Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Sure, there's strong precedent for confirming presidential cabinet appointments and valuing competence and credentials. But McCain and Graham in their infinite wisdom are pointing to a way more entertaining path.

Why Susan Rice Will Be The Next Secretary Of State

New York Magazine | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

It was Tuesday morning in Phnom Penh when Barack Obama decided to dispatch Hillary Clinton to the Middle East to try to help defuse the mounting confl...

GOP Senators Skeptical Of Susan Rice As Potential Pick For Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A growing number of Republican senators are expressing skepticism about the possibility President Barack Obama could pick Susan Rice to replace Hilary...

Obama's Faces Difficult First Foreign Policy Challenge

McClatchy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Foreign policy wasn't the issue that got President Barack Obama re-elected Tuesday, but with upheaval in the Middle East, a war to end in Afghanistan ...

Clinton Could Remain Secretary Of State Longer Than Expected

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hillary Clinton indicated that she could remain President Barack Obama's secretary of state longer than ...

Kerry Is the No Drama Option for Secretary of State

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

If Obama and Biden are seeking a pro-active and self-motivated secretary of state in harmony with their own visions, one that will command immediate respect, Kerry is looking better for the position every day.

Mr. President-Elect: Judge Abner Mikva Is Right About Sen. Clinton as Secretary of State

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

There are many annoying aspects of the noise machine that is blaring that arrogant and cacophonous yet familiar mantra: "Clinton is inevitable." We heard it for all of 2007, and we're hearing it all over again.

Diplomacy To Be Used Toward Same Militaristic Ends | Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Much of the world has greeted the transfer of power from President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama with sighs of relief if not shouts of joy....

Sam Stein

McCain Praises Clinton, Draws On Obama's Inaugural Address | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton's ascension to the post of Secretary of State has never really been in doubt, even after Sen. John Cornyn put a hold on a confirm...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

Sam Stein

Obama Eyeing Jim Steinberg As Dep. Secretary Of State, Official Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is leaning towards appointing former deputy national security adviser Jim Steinberg as his Deputy Secretary of State, a well-connected De...

Hoping Hillary Says Yes

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Sitting less than ten feet from Hillary Clinton at an RFK Memorial event in New York this week, I was overwhelmed by the presence and power the woman carries with her wherever she goes.

Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State? What The Pundits Think

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here is a roundup of the views of prominent pundits on Hillary Clinton as a possible Secretary of State: Thomas Friedman: Mrs. Clinton is a serious ...

Sam Stein

Clinton Aides Comfortable With Bill's Vetting, Worried About Press | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides and advisers to the Clintons feel comfortable that the vetting of Bill Clinton will not disqualify Hillary from becoming Secretary of State, and...

View From Europe: Hillary Would Be Great As Madame Secretary

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

choice of Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State would represent a great show of respect to our allies that he wants the best available person to handle the job of being his top diplomat.

Why Obama Should Not Pick a Republican Secretary of Defense

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Republicans overall now are hideous in matters of defense and foreign policy. Encouraging their perceived supremacy in those topics is a very bad idea for the country.

Should the Next Secretary of State Understand the Urgency of Climate Change?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Hagel was out ahead of many of his Senate colleagues in acknowledging the existence of climate change, but he led the Senate fight against Kyoto.

Can We Please Have A Pro-Choice, Pro-Environment Secretary of State?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The new Secretary of State will deal with whatever replaces the Kyoto agreement. Hagel has a 9% 2008 rating from the League of Conservation Voters. Lugar scores 18%. Are they really the best people for the job?

John Kerry: Secretary Of State?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Independent reported before the election that John Kerry is a leading candidate for Barack Obama's Secretary of State: Sen. John Kerr...

Sam Stein

Obama Cabinet Predictions: Who Could Get Picked? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. Even before Barack Obama's historic victory, Washington was abuzz over what a Democratic White House might resembl...

Obama Secretary Of State: Greg Craig?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Greg Craig, who served in the Clinton administration as both Presidential Counsel and as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, is...