Obama to Nominate John Kerry Today
Has chosen senator as next secretary of state, source says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 9:35 AM CST
President Barack Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(Newser) No big surprise here, but a senior administration official tells the New York Times that President Obama will nominate John Kerry as the next secretary of state, and he's expected to make the announcement today. Kerry has been widely expected as the successor to Hillary Clinton since Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration. The president's announcement should come early this afternoon.

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Dec 21, 2012 11:18 AM CST
I was hoping he appoint Valarie Jarrett for that distinguished honor.... Hmmm...he is a Democrat you know? Valarie may still be needed in the oval office from time to time....wink wink Not starting no rumors out there newserland folks...just my old man manners of keeping it real,,,ya know
Dec 21, 2012 10:29 AM CST
ALL the Democrats are pieces of shit, and "swifty" Kerry is just another in the long list of the Democrat pieces of shit. --- What self-respecting Republican would join the Obama Team of morons, idiots, and imbeciles. --- "Hanoi Jane Fonda" holding a Ho Chi Minh's poster for Democrat woman of the century, with "swifty" Kerry kissing Ho Chi Minh's ass? ------- REALLY
Dec 21, 2012 9:52 AM CST
I guess all hopes lie on Rep. Barney Frank and that he runs against Scott Brown. He is perhaps the only person that can beat him.