The Obama White House will be watching Kerry’s words closely in the initial months.
Both sides have found silver linings in letting the cuts kick in: Democrats can blame the Republicans for their intransigence, and Republicans can say they slashed government spending.
It is the third time in Senate history a Cabinet nominee has been filibustered. But Hagel still has a chance to become the next Defense Secretary.
Anyone hoping to hear from President Obama a more overarching foreign policy vision in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night went home disappointed.
Senator Menendez’s cozy relationship with top donor Salomon Melgen has turned a banner week upside-down.
Freed from any more elections or politics, Kerry’s diving into the State Department like a gleeful kid in a candy shop.
To become the next Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel must overcome at his confirmation hearing today the charges that he’s a corrupt, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-Israel, Iranian-loving, Castro-cuddling chicken-hawk.
Senator Kerry will enter office as hotspots flare up in Syria, northwestern Africa, Egypt, and Iran.
From stone-throwing protester to law-making senator; from an awkward loner to the darling of his colleagues; and now from critic to champion of Obama foreign policy, Kerry has always moved outside-in.
Clinton’s testimony before Congress produced plenty of heat but little new light. Hillary’s history at State likely won’t bear a Benghazi asterisk, and she awaits a new chapter unburdened.
In likely her last Senate hearing on Capitol Hill as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says of the Benghazi consulate attack: “For me, this is not just a matter of policy. It’s personal.”
Senator John Kerry, if and when he becomes the next Secretary of State, will now be able to offer a reward to those who help capture the world’s worst human rights violators.
Senator Bob Menendez, an Iran hawk, Iraq dove, pro-immigration, pro-embargo Cuban American, will most likely be the next chair of the Foreign Relations Committee.