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 […]
President Barack Obama on Thursday said he accepted U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s withdrawal from consideration as secretary of state, following heavy criticism from some Republicans.
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 […]