Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate
President Obama walks with California Governor Jerry Brown, Joe and Maria Del Bosque of Empresas Del Bosque farm, addressing California's drought situation
February 16th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate

(CNN) - Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of $1 billion in new funding to help prepare for the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry promised his own actions as part of the administration's push in a keynote speech in Indonesia, warning that climate change will also threaten the world economy.

But the consensus is still split on the merits of climate change among lawmakers.

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Political Circus: Kerry's a soul man. Clinton lights up the Web. And Biden is...
February 7th, 2014
03:38 PM ET
3 months ago

Political Circus: Kerry's a soul man. Clinton lights up the Web. And Biden is...

Washington (CNN) - Deep down inside-and we mean way down, like behind his spleen-Secretary of State John Kerry has blue eyed soul. Really.

Back during his prep school days he laid down tracks for The Electras.

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February 5th, 2014
12:12 PM ET
3 months ago

CNN exclusive: John Kerry a 'no' for 2016

For more of CNN's exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry, watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET.

(CNN) – While his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his colleague Vice President Joe Biden may be contemplating another White House run, Secretary of State John Kerry says he is out for 2016.

"I'm out of politics. I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop," Kerry said in an exclusive interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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Filed under: 2016 • John Kerry • The Lead
Kerry, Hagel rebuke Reid on fast-track trade bill
February 1st, 2014
03:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Kerry, Hagel rebuke Reid on fast-track trade bill

(CNN) - Even old friends have occasional disagreements.

In a rare joint appearance at the Munich Security Conference, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's opposition to renewing fast-track trade authority and predicted that the bill will ultimately pass in spite of Reid's opposition.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • European Union • Harry Reid • John Kerry • Trade
State of the Union: Foreign policy - U.S. still a leader?
January 27th, 2014
11:23 AM ET
2 weeks ago

State of the Union: Foreign policy - U.S. still a leader?

(CNN) – While a sluggish economic recovery keeps the national focus on domestic issues, the Obama administration enters its sixth year with an evolving foreign policy dealing with longstanding challenges in the Middle East and new priorities in Asia.

After ending the Iraq war and winding down combat operations in Afghanistan this year, President Barack Obama seeks to shift the perception of U.S. power from self-interested unilateralism to a more multilateral, cooperative approach.

CNN's live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starts at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday. Go to CNN.com for complete coverage or take it with you on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
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Filed under: John Kerry • State of the Union
Obama to pay visit to Pope
January 14th, 2014
12:48 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama to pay visit to Pope

(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to soon meet with Pope Francis for the first time.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the President was “looking forward” to visiting the popular new leader of the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican.

Kerry did not say when the trip would take place.

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Filed under: John Kerry • President Obama
January 9th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
4 months ago

To be or not to be... a politician

(CNN) - Addressing the firestorm Thursday over the George Washington Bridge controversy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared, "I am not a bully." The statement, which was made in response to a reporter's question, is the latest of a long line of existential declarations made over the years by politicians in a wide variety of circumstances.

Below is a light-hearted look back at some memorable statements politicians have made over the years addressing what it means "to be" (or not to be).
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December 27th, 2013
01:58 AM ET
4 months ago

Caught on video: Snoop Dogg and the secretary of state

A surreal video surfaced on social media Thursday in which rapper Snoop Dogg and Secretary of State John Kerry fist-bump and talk hip-hop at the White House. Seriously.

Snoop tweeted a link to the video posted on his Instragram account Thursday afternoon. “@SnoopDogg “Boss life. me n john kerry at d white house !!! #reincarnated #khc instagram.com/p/iZstshv9Ha/”

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Kerry weighs in on North Korea execution, Bob Levinson in Iran
December 15th, 2013
09:24 AM ET
4 months ago

Kerry weighs in on North Korea execution, Bob Levinson in Iran

(CNN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s execution of his uncle was “an ominous sign” of instability and danger, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Kerry also weighed in on reports about former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran seven years ago. The United States has not stopped efforts to get him released, Kerry told ABC's "This Week."

The secretary of state is on an overseas trip that's taken him to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Vietnam, and will carry him through Manila and Tacloban later this week.
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Filed under: Iran • John Kerry • North Korea
December 10th, 2013
09:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Kerry tells Congress to hold off on new Iran sanctions for now

Washington (CNN) - He doesn't trust Iran, vows it won't get nuclear weapons, and believes past rhetoric by its leaders threatening annihilation of Israel is unacceptable and kind of insane.

So why is Secretary of State John Kerry so adamant about getting time to try to negotiate an agreement that would further curb Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions?

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Filed under: Congress • Iran • John Kerry • Nuclear weapons
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