Obama now considering Kerry for secretary of State

After the withdrawal of Susan Rice, attention now shifts to the prospect of Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been considered a leading contender for the post along with Rice. With current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton set to retire soon, President Obama is looking at […]

Susan Rice drops out of secretary of state race

Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration as U.S. secretary of state on Thursday in the face of what promised to be a difficult Senate confirmation battle. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of President Barack Obama, said she was withdrawing from the process to avoid a lengthy, costly […]