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Why The Onion Won't Endorse John Kerry

Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

Sen. John Kerry is expected to waltz through the nomination process for secretary of state, having shown near unanimous support on both sides of the a...

WATCH: John Kerry Chokes Up At Confirmation Hearing

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) got close to tears during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state on Thursday, when he brought up his late father's ...

Kerry On Confirmation Cruise Control?

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on John Kerry's confirmation as President Barack Obama's secret...

Hillary Shines In Capitol Swan Song | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

It was Hillary's final major appearance as secretary of state before she vanishes into private life for the first time since the 1970s. Wearing an eme...

Kerry Nabs Praise At Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John Kerry received backslaps and lavish praise from his Senate colle...

What Makes a Good Secretary of State?

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Nicholas Kralev

If confirmed, about which there is little doubt, John Kerry will be the first white male secretary of state in 16 years. How is he likely to fare?

Questions for Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

Freedom House | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Freedom House

Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated as the next U.S. secretary of state. Kerry’s c...

WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Gives Update On Mom's Health

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton announced on Tuesday that her mother, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is "doing great" and will be "back to full health ver...

John Kerry Falls Asleep To His Own Speeches

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) offered an unusual cure to jet lag in an interview with Men's Journal, claiming he's "out in seconds" after listening to ...

Another One Bites The Dust: Hilda Solis Resigns

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major U.S. fede...

Kerry and Hagel Will Improve US Relations With China

Donald Gross | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Donald Gross

Kerry and Hagel's appointments come at a time when China's political transition offers Washington a window of opportunity to improve relations with Beijing. Both nominees support greater U.S. cooperation with China and favor a diplomatic resolution of conflicts.

Hillary Clinton Returns To Work After Blood Clot Hospitalization

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cheers, a standing ovation and a gag gift of protective headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she returned to wo...

The Case Against Kerry

Stephen Zunes | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

President Obama's selection of John Kerry as the next secretary of state sends the wrong signal to America's allies and adversaries alike.

Hillary Clinton Returning To Work Monday

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will resume her official duties on Monday, five days after being released from a...

Obama's National Security Team: Back to the Good Old Boys?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

There's a distinct downside to choosing Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense: for the first time in decades, there will be no woman serving in any of the top four national security slots.

Kerry Prepping For Big Fight

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department says Sen. John Kerry, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be the next secretary of state, has started meeti...

Here's Wishing Hillary Clinton Well

Steve Kettmann | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Steve Kettmann

It's the time of year to be thankful for what's good and hopeful about what is to come, so I will be spending the last day of 2012 and the first days of 2013 quietly hoping for the best when it comes to Hillary Clinton and her health.

Clinton To Return To Work Next Week

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to return to work next week, almost three weeks after being sidelined by a co...

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

John Kerry Is No Stranger To The World Stage

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's pick for secretary of state, is a familiar face to the world leaders vital to American in...

John Kerry Brings Passion to the State Department

Joel Rubin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

John Kerry as secretary of state would help Obama lead -- as a powerful voice for America on the world stage, a visionary leader who understands how to deal with complex challenges and a staunch friend of close allies like Israel.

Recovering Clinton Misses Kerry Nomination

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

-- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who contracted a stomach virus in early December, became dehydrated, fainted, fell and hit her head, ac...

Will Kerry Take On Climate Change?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

President Obama's nomination of Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) as Secretary of State on Friday presents a potential opportunity for climate action, acco...

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 ...

Rice Cracks Joke About GOP Move To Derail Her Promotion

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - With any hopes for replacing Hillary Clinton as the top U.S. diplomat dashed, Susan Rice told the annual U.N. Correspon...