AIR DATE: Friday, December 21, 2012
Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry (6 min.)
President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to be Secretary of State. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War Veteran, is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
KEYWORDS: Secretary of State, State Department, Presidential Cabinet

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Today, as the U.S. poverty rate stands at 14.5 percent, consider the following question:

 

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