Sen. John Kerry
Two Democratic vice presidents are teaming up to head off a Republican victory in Massachusetts’ special Senate election.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
Sen. John Kerry has held up Syria as a country that could bring peace and stability to the Mideast and predicted that the now-disgraced government of President Bashar Assad would pursue a legitimate relationship with the United States. Those assertions are certain to draw scrutiny at Kerry’s confirmation hearing to be secretary of state as Assad’s brutal crackdown has plunged his country into civil war.
The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.
Take actor and director Ben Affleck off the list of potential candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s seat if the Massachusetts Democrat is confirmed as Secretary of State.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama’s short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.
Sen. John Kerry, the next secretary of state?
Mitt Romney’s shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray.
Susan Collins is the latest Republican senator who has doubts about Susan Rice serving as secretary of state.
Several top Democrats have taken campaign contributions from Bain Capital, despite President Obama lashing out at Mitt Romney’s time there as CEO.