Political Headlines January 29, 2013: Sen. John Kerry Closer to Being Confirmed as Secretary of State

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Sen. John Kerry Closer to Being Confirmed as Secretary of State

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-29-13

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Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry could be cleared to be Secretary of State by the end of Tuesday.

By a unanimous voice vote Tuesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which Kerry used to head, approved his nomination to take over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s post.

The nomination will now move to the full Senate — likely as early as Tuesday afternoon — for final confirmation….READ MORE

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Political Headlines December 26, 2012: Marco Rubio Calls for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Testify on Benghazi, Libya Attacks

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

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Marco Rubio Calls for Sec. Clinton to Testify on Benghazi

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-26-12

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in an op-ed on Fox News’ website Wednesday, calls for outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify about security failures in Benghazi, Libya, to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in both open and classified hearings.

A report on the terrorist attack that the Accountability Review Board released last week told Americans “much that we already knew,” Rubio wrote.

“The State Department’s naïve reliance on local militias of questionable capacity and uncertain loyalty was, in retrospect, a grave mistake,” he said….READ MORE

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