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June 10, 2013
By Jeffrey Goldberg Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot. A few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her chance to become secretary of state dissipate, as Senate Republicans excoriated her for, as they saw it, misleading the public about the attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Rice was forced to withdraw, and John Kerry was awarded the job. Now Rice will be, in effect, Kerry's supervisor.
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November 17, 2012 | By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Republican senators' angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday. The Democratic women lashed out at Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham who earlier this week called Rice unqualified and untrustworthy and promised to scuttle her nomination if President Obama nominates her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "All of the things they have disliked about things that have gone on in the administration, they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy," said Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio)
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December 14, 2012
WASHINGTON - Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew Thursday from consideration to be the next secretary of state after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators who declared that they would fight to defeat her nomination. The reluctant announcement makes Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry the likely choice to be the nation's next top diplomat when Hillary Rodham Clinton departs soon. Rice withdrew when it became clear her political troubles were not going away, and support inside the White House for her potential nomination had been waning in recent days, administration officials said.
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November 29, 2012 | By Anne Gearan, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The choice of a successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state has turned into a heated political fight that could cost the White House goodwill with Republicans. Republican opposition to presumptive front-runner Susan Rice did not fade after the election, as White House officials and her supporters had predicted. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, did not win any public GOP support after meeting with two Republican senators Wednesday, her second day of face-to-face sessions intended to blunt critiques of her role in explaining the Sept.
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October 2, 2012 | By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign. Rep. Peter King of New York said last week Susan Rice's explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a foreign policy failure. He told CNN that Rice - a possible candidate for secretary of state if President Obama wins reelection - should resign for comments she made five days after the attack saying the evidence gathered at that point indicated it was not a premeditated or coordinated strike.
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January 8, 2013 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge is a fan of Chuck Hagel's - and not just because Hagel is a fellow Vietnam War combat veteran. "Chuck Hagel is a man of honesty and integrity," Ridge, a former two-term Pennsylvania governor, said in an interview with The Inquirer. Ridge said Monday that Republican outcry over Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary is "strident partisanship at its worst," that he wishes his GOP colleagues had showed as much zeal in solving the fiscal cliff problem last month, and that U.S. enlisted troops will love having one of their own in charge at the Pentagon.
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January 9, 2013 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is a fan of Chuck Hagel's - and not just because Hagel is a fellow Vietnam War combat veteran. "Chuck Hagel is a man of honesty and integrity," Ridge, also a former two-term Pennsylvania governor, said in an interview with The Inquirer. Ridge said Monday that Republican outcry over Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary is "strident partisanship at its worst"; that he wishes his GOP colleagues had showed as much zeal in solving the fiscal-cliff problem last month; and that enlisted troops would love having one of their own in charge at the Pentagon.
NEWS
November 23, 2012
WRITE THIS on your blackboard 100 times: Elections have consequences, elections have consequences, elections have consequences . . . Write it until the chalk wears down, until you wrap your mind around the idea that Barack Obama earned the right to get his way because a majority of voters gave it to him on Nov. 6. Those who fought tooth and nail to deny the president another four years have to respect the process, even as we regret the result....
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March 11, 2013 | By Colum Lynch, Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh. Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Tom Donilon as President Obama's national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president's thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision-making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John Kerry in shaping the president's foreign policy.
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December 4, 2012 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The partisan political divide over the potential nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be secretary of state intensified Sunday with Republicans questioning her fitness for the job and Democrats defending her. Republican senators said they remain deeply concerned over Rice's statements about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and suggested her motive was to help President Obama's reelection chances. Democrats, meanwhile, said they saw no reason the statements should disqualify her if she's nominated.
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May 12, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Here's the real Benghazi scandal: Republicans have turned the deaths of four brave Americans into a campaign tool to galvanize their base. Eight congressional investigations, along with an independent review board, have laid out the facts about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate. There have been 13 public hearings, the release of 25,000 pages of documents, and 50 briefings on the security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. None offered a shred of evidence that White House political considerations led to their deaths.
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June 10, 2013
By Jeffrey Goldberg Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot. A few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her chance to become secretary of state dissipate, as Senate Republicans excoriated her for, as they saw it, misleading the public about the attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Rice was forced to withdraw, and John Kerry was awarded the job. Now Rice will be, in effect, Kerry's supervisor.
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June 7, 2013 | By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Defying GOP critics, President Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in U.S. foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with the nomination of human-rights advocate Samantha Power to replace Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, signals a shift by Obama toward advisers who favor more robust American intervention overseas for humanitarian purposes.
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June 6, 2013
WASHINGTON - Defying Republican critics, President Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser yesterday, giving her a larger voice in U.S. foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with the nomination of human-rights advocate Samantha Power to replace Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, signals a shift by Obama toward advisers who favor more robust American intervention overseas for humanitarian purposes.
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May 20, 2013 | By Charles Krauthammer
Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don't know. History will judge. Second, overhyping will only diminish the importance of the scandal if it doesn't meet presidency-breaking standards. Third, focusing on the political effects simply plays into the hands of Democrats desperately claiming that this is nothing but partisan politics. Let the facts speak for themselves. They are damning enough. Let Gregory Hicks, the honorable, apolitical second-in-command that night in Libya, movingly and grippingly demolish the president's Benghazi mantra that "what I have always tried to do is just get all the facts" and "every piece of information that we got, as we got it, we laid it out for the American people.
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March 11, 2013 | By Colum Lynch, Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh. Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Tom Donilon as President Obama's national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president's thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision-making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John Kerry in shaping the president's foreign policy.
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January 10, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - The composition of President Obama's second-term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president's team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama's inner circle. Solis, a former California congresswoman and one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Cabinet, said she was departing after leading the department during the economic storms of the first term. She was the nation's first Hispanic labor secretary.
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January 9, 2013 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is a fan of Chuck Hagel's - and not just because Hagel is a fellow Vietnam War combat veteran. "Chuck Hagel is a man of honesty and integrity," Ridge, also a former two-term Pennsylvania governor, said in an interview with The Inquirer. Ridge said Monday that Republican outcry over Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary is "strident partisanship at its worst"; that he wishes his GOP colleagues had showed as much zeal in solving the fiscal-cliff problem last month; and that enlisted troops would love having one of their own in charge at the Pentagon.
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January 8, 2013 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge is a fan of Chuck Hagel's - and not just because Hagel is a fellow Vietnam War combat veteran. "Chuck Hagel is a man of honesty and integrity," Ridge, a former two-term Pennsylvania governor, said in an interview with The Inquirer. Ridge said Monday that Republican outcry over Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary is "strident partisanship at its worst," that he wishes his GOP colleagues had showed as much zeal in solving the fiscal cliff problem last month, and that U.S. enlisted troops will love having one of their own in charge at the Pentagon.
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January 8, 2013 | By Scott Wilson, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President Obama will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense as early as Monday, according to a person close to the process. In the last day, the White House has informed the Hagel camp that Obama intends to announce the nomination and expects it to come Monday. But the person with knowledge of the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the event could slip until Tuesday because of scheduling questions.
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