The Washington Post

Who President Obama nominates as the next Secretary of State will provide a window into what he envisions hi second term will look like.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
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  • Dec 11, 2012
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Nobody could help Susan Rice as much as Hillary Clinton right now. Unfortunately for her, Clinton has every reason to avoid the controversy.

Republicans have begun a quiet campaign to promote another candidate for Secretary of State -- Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) -- which would lead to a special election.

Republicans continue to go after Susan Rice, and a new poll suggests the strategy is working.

While Graham is Obama's most vocal critic on Libya, he's set to become perhaps his most important ally on immigration -- all while hoping to avoid a tough primary in 2014.

Rep. Mike Rogers says the National Security Council Deputies Committee changed what had been correct talking points.

Sen. Joe Lieberman it was "irresponsible" for there not to be more security in place to protect the four State Department officials who were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

And as the two sides settle in for a high-profile negotiations about the future of the American economy, the well of bipartisanship has certainly been poisoned -- at least a little, and maybe a lot.