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Obama Nominates John Kerry to be Secretary of State

Kerry's appointment was seen as almost a certainty after UN ambassador Susan Rice pulled out of running
Kerry’s appointment was seen as almost a certainty after UN ambassador Susan Rice pulled out of running

By CNN,

Sen. John Kerry, the former presidential candidate who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is Barack Obama’s choice to be the next secretary of state, the president announced Friday.

The senior senator from Massachusetts is noted for having the experience, gravitas and relationship-building skills that could help him succeed Hillary Clinton, the outgoing top U.S. diplomat.

Obama, making the announcement as Kerry and his wife looked on, praised the senator’s “extraordinarily distinguished Senate career” and military service “with valor” in the Vietnam War.  Continue reading Obama Nominates John Kerry to be Secretary of State