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Secretary of State

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?

Here's Why Obama Is Right About Susan Rice

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.29.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Women excel at negotiation, diplomacy and collaboration. In today's volatile, interconnected world, what is needed is more nurturing and collaboration.

Who for State?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Others scratch their heads trying to come up with qualified names without falling back on the age-old habit of identifying a grey/white-haired lawyer, professor, banker man. The list does not go on and on and is pretty sparse at the moment. So why not try the purloined letter approach?

Kerry Stays Mum As Speculation Swirls

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation's top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic. The longtime Democratic lawmaker from Massa...

Obama Praises Susan Rice In Midst Of GOP Barrage

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hailing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as "extraordinary" as she continues to face scrutiny over her initial comme...

Jason Linkins

Thomas Friedman Has Some Dumb Ideas About Who Should Be Secretary Of State | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

As most of you may know, Hillary Clinton will be stepping down from her current position as the U.S. Secretary of State, and the reelected President B...

Duncan Responds To Friedman: No Way I'll Be Secretary Of State

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Wednesday rejected a suggestion that he should serve as the next secretary of state. In a Tuesday New Yo...

Another GOP Senator Bristles At Idea Of Rice Nomination

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

* Some of her comments on Benghazi seen as political * Rice was state's Africa point when embassies bombed By Patricia Z...

Thomas L. Friedman: My Secretary Of State -- Arne Duncan

The New York Times | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

President Obama is assembling his new national security team, with Senator John Kerry possibly heading for the Pentagon and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice...

Susan Rice's 9th Grade Teacher Comes To Her Defense

Posted 11.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Would your ninth grade teachers rush to your defense? The Washington Post's Dana Milbank argued in a recent column that the U.S. amba...

GOP Senators 'More Disturbed' After Meeting With Susan Rice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) said on Tuesday that their highly anticipated meeting with U.N. Am...

An Idea for Barack Obama: Why Not Pick Sen. Dick Lugar as Secretary of State?

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

So, President Obama, you need a new Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton, but you don't like any of the choices sitting on your desk? How's an idea that maybe you haven't thought of: How about Dick Lugar?

Rice To Convene With Senators, Including Her Most Vocal Critics

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is meeting with key lawmakers in what could be her final pitch for their support if she is nominated to be th...

Susan Rice's Star Rises

AP | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With congressional opposition softening, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could find her name in contention as early as this week to succ...

Susan Rice Is President Obama's Call to Make for Secretary of State

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are legitimate questions and concerns that should be raised about the deaths of the four Americans at Benghazi. But to use that terrible event to discredit the legion of ground-breaking, successful foreign policy accomplishments of the Obama Administration is beyond unconscionable.

If John McCain Were My Client: An Executive Coach's Take on Minding Your Legacy

David Peck | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
David Peck

The senator has dedicated his life to public service, which is to be commended. He is therefore committing an unforced error on his legacy, and it would be a shame for him to tip the scales further toward pathetic rather than powerful.