Sen. John F. Kerry (second from right) arrives for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  With him are outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (center), Sen. John McCain (right) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. John F. Kerry (second from right) arrives for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With him are outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (center), Sen. John McCain (right) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)