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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...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Does Obama Need Women In Top Cabinet Jobs? | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

The prospects of a woman holding any of the top three Cabinet positions in President Barack Obama's second term look increasingly slim after reports t...

Kerry and Hagel Offer Obama a Way Forward on Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Sarah Stephens

If these two men are nominated and confirmed, this doesn't mean President Obama will elevate Cuba as a foreign policy priority. But it does mean that seasoned figures who urged the country to dump its Cold War baggage and normalize relations would be at the table.

GOP Senators Praise John Kerry's 'World Of Knowledge'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama's good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanist...

Report: Kerry To Be Nominated For Secretary Of State

Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, sources tell ABC's Jake Tapper. The announcement will...

Why Susan Rice REALLY Withdrew Her Name

Posted 12.14.2012 | Comedy

After a lengthy campaign against Susan Rice's qualifications at the hand of the man who wanted Sarah Palin to be vice president, the U.N. ambassador s...

Rice: Why I Withdrew

Washington Post | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

On Thursday I asked that President Obama no longer consider me for the job of secretary of state. I made this decision because it is the right step fo...

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...

Rice Withdraws Name From Secretary Of State Consideration

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for secretary of state, Brian Williams of NBC News reports. "If nominated, I a...

Setting the Record Straight

Jeremy M. Weinstein | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Jeremy M. Weinstein

In the President's second term, we need a strong and thoughtful strategist at the helm of the State Department. I hope the President ignores the pundits and chooses the partner he needs to advance his vision of U.S. global leadership.

McCain Move Would Put Him In Middle Of Contentious Fight

Foreign Policy | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

The committee that will soon vet the next secretary of state will have a new Republican heavyweight next year: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the man leadin...

Jennifer Bendery

Dick Durbin: Susan Rice Would Win Senate Confirmation As Secretary Of State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least one top Democrat thinks the Senate would approve U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State if she were nominate...

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.

Rice Nomination Fight Won't Drain President Obama's Political Capital

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Susan Rice will continue to be a handy and cynical whipping person for the GOP to hector Obama. But the political reality is that the legislative business that Congress and the White House must do never has been shut down by any political squabble over a presidential appointee.

McCain Attacks Rice On Assessment He Once Held

Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Susan Rice has come under attack for repeating approved talking points that suggested the attack at an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya,...

McCain, Kerry Trade Well-Humored Jabs

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) engaged in some good-natured ribbing on Monday morning, knocking each other for past and potentia...

Focus on the Facts: Susan Rice's Credentials and Record

Bonnie St. John | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Bonnie St. John

I have personally known Susan for over 25 years and I can say, without hesitation, she is an individual of the highest integrity.

Political Divide Over Susan Rice Widens

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The partisan political divide over the potential nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be secretary of state intensified Sund...

Why Nominate the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" as the Next Secretary of State?

Byron Williams | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

How about former President William Jefferson Clinton? That's right, the Big Dog himself. Why not nominate the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" as the next Secretary of State?