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One week after the election -- more than two months until inauguration day speculation is rampant about who might fill the cabinet positions expected to open.
Some of the names floating around are controversial chief -- correspondent James Rosen has our story.
Leaks from senior Obama administration officials about cabinet shuffles in the president's second term.
Appeared aimed at gauging the resistance UN ambassador Susan Rice will face in the US senate if -- reported she is tapped as secretary of state.
I think there'd be -- organized effort by a number of senators to make sure that Susan Rice is not confirmed as secretary of state should the president choose.
To nominate her he needs somebody who has sound judgment is able to ask tough questions at the time of -- crisis but to -- Susan Rice has failed that test.
A veteran foreign policy hand with a particular interest in issues like genocide and African development rice has faced short scrutiny since September 16.
When she appeared on five Sunday shows pressing a narrative of the Ben Ghazi attacks that has since been discounted us false.
Does the president have confidence that at least a big fan of investor Susan Rice just get confidence that she could pass the senate confirmation for any -- In the future -- again I will not engage in speculation about personal matters I can tell you that the president believes that ambassador rice has done an excellent job.
And is grateful for her service.
No one else also floated the idea of Senator John Kerry the 2004 democratic presidential nominee and current chairman of the foreign relations committee serving as Defense Secretary.
A Vietnam veteran who turned against the war Kerry famously threw away the medals he had been awarded and would have confirmed to be in the position of awarding such -- today I think -- -- significant concerns.
Along the lines and did you.
Raise and that's Senator Kerry is secretary of defense John -- -- be a great addition to the president's cabinet whether it's -- do it -- Defense Department or the State Department.
But I've known him since 1985 he's never mentioned once you don't want to be secretary of defense.
A spokeswoman for Kerry said his only focus right now is his job as senior senator from Massachusetts and chairman of the foreign relations committee.
James thank you.
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