21 December, 2012

CNN Breaking News

President Barack Obama today will nominate Sen. John Kerry, the former presidential candidate who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be the next secretary of State, a senior administration official tells CNN.

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

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice had been seen as a frontrunner for the job, but she withdrew her name from consideration after Republicans said her comments on television about the killings of Americans in Libya were misleading.

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