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Early reports say that President Obama has given Sen. John Kerry the nod to be next Secretary of State. Of course this news comes on the heels of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as a consequence, the official news will likely be formalized in the coming days. However, something about this nomination strikes me as odd - especially when it comes in the shadow of current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "concussion" suffered.
Reportedly, Secretary Clinton had been expected to testify on December 20 before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees on Benghazi but has taken ill to a stomach virus and ended up having severe dehydration and fainting. I truly hope she does well,.... but as my mother use to say, "Something in the milk and clean"
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Hours after Barack Obama’s soaring victory speech and a gracious concession by Mitt Romney, Republican leaders in Washington made clear Wednesday that whatever mandate the president won for his second term will be sharply limited by the losing party’s starkly different view of the nation’s challenges.
After an election in which the nation essentially ratified the status quo — keeping an embattled but broadly admired president, a Democrat-controlled Senate and a Republican-run House — Obama called for healing and cooperation on key issues such as the deficit, tax reform and immigration.
But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said during the president’s second year in office that his party’s chief objective was to make Obama a one-term president, quickly announced that “the voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president’s first term.” He urged Obama “to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House.”
Read more at http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/rejuvenated-obama-reelected-as-president-after-bruising-campaign/2012/11/07/9443cfac-28d6-11e2-b4e0-346287b7e56c_story.html?hpid=z1