(CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will swear in John Kerry as secretary of state on Friday afternoon, state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday.
"He knew her well from the Clinton White House and from Massachusetts," Nuland said.
(CNN) – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced on Wednesday he is appointing William "Mo" Cowan, his former chief of staff, to temporarily hold the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.
Cowan will serve until a special election is held on June 25, Patrick said at the State House Wednesday morning.
Kerry was confirmed as the next secretary of state by the full Senate on Tuesday. He submitted his resignation Tuesday evening.
(CNN) - Rep. Stephen Lynch will hold a news conference in Boston on Thursday to announce whether he'll run in the June 25th special election in Massachusetts to fill out going Sen. John Kerry's seat, a campaign spokesman for Lynch tells CNN.
As of now longtime Rep. Edward Markey is the only Democrat who's announced a bid. Markey's been endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Kerry, and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Ted Kennedy.
Washington (CNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state. The panel approved the nomination unanimously, by a voice vote.
Kerry, the longtime senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has served on the committee for decades and has served as the panel's chairman the past four years.
(CNN) – June 25 marks the "probable" date for the special election to replace Democratic Sen. John Kerry, William F. Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth, told CNN Monday.
As the president's pick for U.S. secretary of state, Kerry sailed through his confirmation hearings last week and is expected to be confirmed as early as Tuesday. Should he submit his resignation this week, "that will set the clock going," Galvin said, referring to the Massachusetts law that stipulates a special election must occur 145-160 days after the seat becomes vacant.
(CNN) – While being questioned Thursday by colleagues in his Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Democratic Sen. John Kerry also defended another Cabinet nominee, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. John Kerry, the president's nominee for secretary of state, put America's anxiety over Iran front and center during his confirmation hearing, saying the "questions surrounding Iran's nuclear program" must be resolved.
"The president has made it definitive," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday during what is expected to be an easy confirmation process.FULL STORY
(CNN) – You can strike another Massachusetts Democratic lawmaker from the list of candidates trying to replace Sen. John Kerry in the Senate.
Rep. Michael Capuano announced Tuesday that he won't make a bid for the Senate in a special election expected to be held later this year.