Monday, December 17, 2012
The Massachusetts Senator would replace outgoing Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
President Obama plans to nominate U.S. Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, according to ABC News. Kerry, if nominaed by Obama and confirmed by the Senate, would replace outgoing Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Obama has reportedly made his decision but does not plan to announce it within the next few days, partly because of sensitivities surrounding the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Kerry became the front runner for the top diplomatic post in the wake of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration. Kerry had reportedly been under consideration for the Secretary of Defense post, but former U.S. Senator Charles Hagel, R-Neb., tops the list of potential nominees for that…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Pres. Obama's candidate for Secretary of State has withdrawn her bid to be top diplomat. Does that mean Mass. Sen. John Kerry is next up for consideration?
President Obama said this week that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice had withdrawn from consideration to be the next Secretary of State, saying conservative opposition would make her candidacy too "disruptive." With Rice out of the picture, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is seen by many to be the frontrunner to replace current top diplomat Hillary Clinton. On Huffington Post and elsewhere, there has been speculation that the reason for such fierce opposition to Rice was to get Kerry into the Obama Administration and get back the U.S. Senate seat recently lost by Republican Sen. Scott Brown to his successful Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren. We asked last month about who you think should run for the Senate seat, if, in fact, Kerry is…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Senator Kerry will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree at the May 18 commencement.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The following is a press release issued by Mount Ida College in Newton: Mount Ida College is pleased to announce that Senator John Kerry (D) will deliver the College’s commencement address on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. on campus. “John Kerry has spent much of his life dedicated to the public service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and our nation,” stated Dr. Lance Carluccio, President of Mount Ida College. “He will be an inspiration to our students, parents and the Mount Ida community as his commitment to serve others has made a positive impact on our local communities and the world. We are honored to have him join us.” John Kerry is the Senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and the Chairman of the Foreign …
Friday, April 8, 2011
If federal lawmakers don't come to a budget agreement by deadline, some questions you need to ask.
[UPDATE 11:27 p.m.] Washington lawmakers reportedly struck a last-minute deal tonight to avert a government shutdown, which would have taken effect at 11:59 p.m.] Republican and Democratic lawmakers will -- eventually -- make a budget deal. But what could happen in the meantime? To judge by the last time, when the government closed down in 1995-1996: essential work goes on, but 'non-essential' does not. Since that overview is a little ambiguous, Patch explored possible impact on what you might need or want to do after the midnight Friday deadline. Q: Will my Congressmember's office be open and taking phone calls or emails to let them know how I feel about this? A: Still to be determined, but probably not. According to U.S. Sen. John Kerry…
Sunday, October 31, 2010
A wrap-up of Newton news from the last seven days.
Did you miss something this week in Newton? Here's an update on a few of the stories Newton Patch has covered for the last seven days. The School Committee decided at their Monday night meeting to wait on a vote that would expand facilities at F.A. Day Middle School. With budget constraints and quality of students' education on the line, the committee agreed it would be best not to rush into a decision. As the district grapples with increased enrollment and aging buildings, the administration has expressed a serious need to add space to the middle school as well as several elementary schools. Three Mount Ida College students were arrested after students and police used iTunes and Bluetooth devices to track down stolen laptops. In addition …