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President Obama nominates John Kerry to be next secretary of state

President Obama today nominated Senator John F. Kerry to be the country’s 68th secretary of state, citing the Massachusetts Democrat’s deep political and diplomatic experience in selecting him to be the country’s chief foreign representative and top Cabinet officer.

“In a sense, John’s entire life has prepared him for this role,” Obama said during a joint appearance with Kerry in the Roosevelt Room, just steps from the Oval Office the senator tried to reach himself as their party’s 2004 presidential nominee.

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