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-- now some major changes that may be coming in president Obama's cabinet couple than is being tossed around for key positions have already -- a little controversy.
On their way there -- hammer joins me now she's live from the White House one of the most controversial -- that we're hearing.
Is who could be the next secretary of state -- Hi -- -- ambassador Susan Rice who is now the current US ambassador to the United Nations.
She may succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state -- there at the State Department.
That's -- according to the Washington Post now we've heard ambassador rice's name a lot this fall after she appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows after the deadly Libya attack.
And repeated the Obama administration's position that the attack was the result of -- demonstration turned violent.
And not a terror attack and we now know that that's not true.
Rice may face opposition on Capitol Hill the president does nominate her as secretary of state.
Secretary Clinton has not said yet when she's leaving but she has said -- the get past that.
She wants to move on and the State Department spokesman said last week at a briefing that the secretary close in -- in -- to see through the transition of the successor.
And then she will go back to private life.
-- -- so interesting watching all of this move around us Senator John Kerry.
Spur of the past month or so there's been a lot of buzz about him perhaps as secretary of state that he is interested and that but it sounds like the president may have.
Other plans for -- Yes possibly Defense Secretary.
Carrey is a navy veteran and he was very involved in the president's reelection effort in fact he play Carrie play governor Mitt Romney in the president's debate prep.
His name as you -- saying -- had been floated as secretary of state.
But if ambassador rice gets tapped for that job the post reports that Senator Kerry may get the -- -- pentagon.
Kerry's office will only say that quote senator carries only focus right now is his job as senior senator from Massachusetts and chairman of the foreign relations committee.
Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he's focusing on -- sequestration defense.
Budget cuts in Afghanistan and other defense challenges.
But he also says that it's no secret that he wants to get back to his and his private life in California.
-- -- thank you very much.
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