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 shakes hands with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., his choice to be the next Secretary of State,  as he makes his announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., his choice to be the next Secretary of State, as he makes his announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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