Kerry unimpressed with Rodman as diplomat

March 5, 2013


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* Brennan Moves Forward: John Brennan won approval from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which voted 12-3 to move ahead with his nomination to be the next CIA director. Brennan must now win clearance from the full Senate, which is expected to approve him.

* Return Of The Donald: Donald Trump will speak at CPAC. But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will not.

* New Ads From Giffords Group: Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords appears in new ads pressing Republican senators from Arizona and Iowa on the issue of gun control.

* Down, Then Up: President Obama's approval rating is back up to 49 percent after taking a recent tumble, according to Gallup.

* Don't Quit Your Day Job: Secretary of State John Kerry didn't appear to think too highly of Dennis Rodman's recent trip to North Korea. "Dennis Rodman was a great basketball player," Kerry said in an interview. "And as a diplomat, he is a great basketball player. And that’s where we’ll leave it."

* No More Tours: The White House has canceled tours until further notice because the the federal spending cuts known as the sequester.

* Markey Leads: A Democratic poll conducted for two groups supporting his candidacy shows Rep. Ed Markey leading Rep. Stephen Lynch 42 percent to 28 percent in the Massachusetts Senate special Democratic primary election.

* Kissinger hospitalized: Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger was hospitalized after falling in his home. He is expected to be released today.



Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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