Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations
March 21st, 2014
03:50 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations

Washington (CNN) – Asked whether the United States is reassessing its relationship with Russia given the crisis in Ukraine, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice offered a direct answer.

"Yes," Rice flatly told reporters Friday during a briefing for President Obama's trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia next week.
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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Susan Rice
Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement
February 23rd, 2014
02:03 PM ET
2 months ago

Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement

Washington (CNN) – In her first "Meet the Press" appearance since her use of Benghazi “talking points” set off a political firestorm in 2012, National Security Adviser Susan Rice was asked point-blank whether she has any regrets about her involvement in informing the public of developments regarding the violence before, during and after the attacks on a U.S. post in Libya.

"No," Rice bluntly told David Gregory on the NBC program.
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Filed under: Libya • Susan Rice
September 27th, 2013
07:15 PM ET
7 months ago

Susan Rice: Rouhani asked Obama to call him

Washington (CNN) – National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Friday described the first phone call between an American president and his Iranian counterpart in more than three decades as “cordial” and “constructive.”

Rice told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the Iranian delegation approached the Obama administration about a phone call between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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Filed under: Fareed Zakaria GPS • Iran • President Obama • Susan Rice
Pryor a 'no' on Syria
Sen. Mark Pryor, seen here in a political ad, is a "no" on striking Syria.
September 7th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
7 months ago

Pryor a 'no' on Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Obama administration sells its plan for limited military strikes against Syria, an Arkansas Democrat says he "cannot support military action at this time."

Sen. Mark Pryor issued a statement Saturday saying President Obama and his national security team have not yet made an effective case for taking action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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Obama briefed on security threat
August 4th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama briefed on security threat

Updated 3:46 p.m. ET, 8/4/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spent much of his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.

On Sunday afternoon, he returned to Washington from the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, where he had flown Saturday afternoon after golfing with close friends earlier in the day. Obama turned 52 Sunday.
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • John Kerry • President Obama • Susan Rice • Terrorism
June 5th, 2013
07:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

Updated 8:41 a.m. ET Wednesday 6/5

(CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

The president will announce the personnel change Wednesday afternoon at the White House, an administration official said.
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Filed under: President Obama • Susan Rice • Tom Donilon • White House
Biden on Susan Rice: She speaks for the president
May 7th, 2013
08:39 PM ET
12 months ago

Biden on Susan Rice: She speaks for the president

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on the eve of congressional hearings over last year's deadly terror attack against a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya - a controversy in which Rice found herself buried deep only days later.

Describing her as one of the “brightest, most accomplished” people he’s ever met, Biden said he’s never seen a U.S. ambassador to the U.N. “who has more ability to promote the interests of the United States of America.”
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Susan Rice
When did Kerry become Obama's choice to replace Clinton?
February 2nd, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

When did Kerry become Obama's choice to replace Clinton?

(CNN) - Sen. John Kerry found a smooth road to confirmation as secretary of state capped by an overwhelming 94-3 vote in the Senate.

It was a road made smoother when another top prospect for the job, veteran diplomat Susan Rice, withdrew her name from consideration in mid-December amid Republicans' tough criticism of her.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • John Kerry • President Obama • Susan Rice
Graham threatens to hold up CIA director confirmation
January 8th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham threatens to hold up CIA director confirmation

(CNN) – Saying he has "not forgotten about the Benghazi debacle," Sen. Lindsey Graham called for a delay in the confirmation process of John Brennan, the president's choice for CIA director, as investigations still continue surrounding the September 11, 2012 U.S. consulate attack in Libya.

"I do not believe we should confirm anyone as Director of the CIA until our questions are answered," Graham said in a statement.
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Filed under: John Brennan • Libya • Lindsey Graham • Senate • Susan Rice
Obama talks about 'worst day of my presidency,' goals for next term
December 30th, 2012
12:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama talks about 'worst day of my presidency,' goals for next term

(CNN) – President Barack Obama appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, talking about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and priorities for his administration in his second term.

The president told host David Gregory that he was optimistic something will be worked out to keep tax rates from rising on Tuesday - but if not, his first piece of legislation for the next Congress will be a bill to reduce tax rates on most Americans.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Libya • President Obama • Susan Rice
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