In the Loop: John Kerry


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/22/2013

John Kerry, a ‘recovering politician’

He’s now backing foreign aid. Back when he was running for president, not such a big fan.

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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Don’t serve John Kerry any celery

The secretary of state does, however, like scallops, clam chowder and Zinfandel.

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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Will Kerry’s arrival make for longer cabinet meetings?

The new secretary of state appears to match Joe Biden’s gift for opining at length.

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Tags:  John Kerry, Daniel Webster, Senate, speech, Obama, meetings, cabinet, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Kerry, if confirmed as secretary of state, will have scores of top jobs to fill

Nearly 200 State Department jobs could be up for grabs.

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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Kerry surprised by possible Pentagon offer

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) had been eyeing secretaryship at state, not defense.

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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Rove warned the GOP about Latinos

The veteran operative is being blamed for wasting $400 million, but he did warn against angering Latino voters.

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Tags:  Karl Rove, GOP, Romney, $400 million, Republicans, John Kerry, Bush, latinos, Heritage Action, Michael Needham, Ed Whelan, National Review Online, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Romney’s Ryan pick surprises pundits — and that’s no surprise

The media cognoscenti don’t have particularly sparkling track records when it comes to predicting vice presidential selections, especially GOP candidates.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Senator or representative absent? Look abroad

Could be you elected lawmakers have left the country over the recent recess, looking for those elusive facts overseas.

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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Obama and Clinton off to Cartagena gabfest

More than 30 Western Hemisphere heads of government are meeting at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

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