Kerry: Global Climate Change A 'Life-Threatening Issue'Calling global climate change a "life-threatening issue," Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
State Nominee Kerry, Worth More Than $184M, Plans To Divest Holdings Secretary of State nominee John Kerry plans to divest holdings in dozens of companies in his family's vast financial portfolio to avoid conflicts of interest if he is confirmed by the Senate.
Powell: 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance' In Republican Party Former Secretary of State Colin Powell commented that the Republican Party still has a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.”
Kerry: Syrian 'President Assad Has Been Very Generous With Me'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.
Liberal Groups Pressuring Mass. Gov To Name Frank To Kerry's Senate SeatLiberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Congressman Barney Frank to Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Secretary Clinton Gets Football Helmet On First Day Back Since HospitalizationCheers, a standing ovation and a gag gift of protective headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she returned to work on Monday after a month-long absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion and finally a brief hospitalization for a blot clot near her brain.
Secretary Clinton Previously Suffered Blood Clot In 1998Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head.
Clinton Leaves Hospital After Treatment for ClotSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head.
Markey Announces He's Running For Kerry's Senate SeatMassachusetts U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has announced plans to run for John Kerry's Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed by his fellow senators to become the nation's new secretary of state.
Secretary Clinton Doesn't Attend Kerry AnnouncementPresident Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, saying Kerry's entire life "has prepared him for this role."
Obama Nominating Kerry for Secretary of State President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, a senior administration official said, making the first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
Hillary Clinton Faints, Suffers ConcussionCBS News reports that the U.S. State Department issued a statement Saturday about Clinton becoming dehydrated and fainting, which led to her concussion.
Media Report: Obama Picks Kerry As Secretary Of StatePresident Barack Obama has turned to the senior senator from Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state.
CBS News: Republicans Told Biden Rice Confirmation Would Be Nearly 'Impossible'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.
CBS News: Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary Of State ConsiderationUnited Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, CBS News reports.