Sen. John F. Kerry (second from left) arrives alongside outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (second from right), Sen. John McCain (right) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Mr. Kerry, the committee's chairman, is expected to receive overwhelming support from his colleagues. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. John F. Kerry (second from left) arrives alongside outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (second from right), Sen. John McCain (right) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Mr. Kerry, the committee's chairman, is expected to receive overwhelming support from his colleagues. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)