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.
Israeli Finance Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz to Obama Administration: give Iran an ultimatum.
The senior Senator from Massachusetts is poised to succeed Hillary Clinton in Foggy Bottom.
U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford told reporters on Thursday that he can imagine a day when the U.S. arms the Syrian opposition.
With their powers of persuasion fading in Congress, second-term U.S. Presidents often look abroad to cement their legacies.