Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

President Barack Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as the next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

President Barack Obama looks to Vice President Joe Biden, left, as he announces his nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., right, as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama looks to Vice President Joe Biden, left, as he announces his nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., right, as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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