Susan Rice To Be National Security Advisor, Samantha Power To Become UN Ambassador

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 5:37 am

In a foreign policy team shakeup Susan Rice is set to become President Obama’s National Security Advisor. Rice was originally going to be tapped to be Secretary of State but the Senate refused to confirm her due to her role in the Benghazi affair. President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning [...]

Report: John Kerry to Be Named Secretary of State

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 11:20 am

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry has been chosen to serve as Secretary of State, according to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist who heard it from an unidentified White House source. This doesn’t exactly come from left field. Kerry, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was rumored to be on the short list for [...]

Susan Rice Withdraws From Consideration for Secretary of State

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 1:12 pm

I imagine this will be perceived as the right wing collecting a scalp, but considering that liberal groups increasingly saw Susan Rice as no picnic either, this probably falls under the auspices of an acceptable loss. This is the statement from the President: Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to [...]

Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:00 am

Apparently the meetings between potential Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice and cranky old warhawks didn’t go very well. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. The Republican senators have repeatedly said they are concerned with how Rice explained what [...]

Filibuster Reform Support Still Short of a Majority in the Senate

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 3:14 pm

With the expectation of a series of new cabinet appointments (though not Attorney General, apparently) comes the expectation of a number of bruising nomination fights on the floor of the Senate. In particular, Senate Republicans seem to want to collect a scalp if UN Ambassador Susan Rice gets nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary [...]

Muddled Intelligence After Benghazi Assault Reflects Communication Difficulties By White House

By: Monday October 22, 2012 6:18 am

Tonight’s Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy, and that means we will once again wade into this attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the details of which look more muddled than ever. The need for clarity among the media and political class – either this arose from a spontaneous demonstration, or it was [...]

Libya, US Cannot Agree on Origins of Benghazi Attack

By: Monday September 17, 2012 9:47 am

Libyan authorities have now arrested over 50 suspects in the killings of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 other Americans in what the Libyan interim assembly President has called a planned attack by Al Qaeda, affiliates and sympathizers. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, however, contradicted this view, holding to the theory that [...]

US Vetoes UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements

By: Friday February 18, 2011 1:42 pm

At the United Nations, the Obama Administration engaged in their first-ever Security Council veto today, on a resolution that would have declared Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 borders “illegal” and called for an immediate end to construction. The 14 other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution in Friday’s vote. The Obama administration’s [...]

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