John Kerry's wife showed symptoms of seizure, source says
Teresa Heinz Kerry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend his ceremonial swearing-in event in February in Washington.
July 8th, 2013
08:13 AM ET
1 year ago

John Kerry's wife showed symptoms of seizure, source says

(CNN) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, exhibited symptoms "consistent with some sort of seizure," a source close to the family told CNN, and she is undergoing medical evaluation at a Boston Hospital.

Heinz Kerry, 74, became ill Sunday and was taken by ambulance to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, accompanied by her husband, spokesman Glen Johnson said. Once her condition was stabilized, she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Really, seriously, Clinton is done with government
January 26th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Really, seriously, Clinton is done with government

(CNN) – While much of the country is looking ahead to the next election, Hillary Clinton said she is squeezing every last moment out of her current job.

As secretary of state, Clinton isn't allowed to campaign or participate in domestic politics.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
May 14th, 2010
07:58 PM ET
5 years ago

Chinese delegation gets rule of law field trip

Washington (CNN) - A Chinese delegation in Washington to discuss human rights was treated to a field trip Friday designed to illustrate the importance the United States places on the rule of law.

The nine-member team, in town for the U.S.-China human rights dialogue, was hosted at the Supreme Court by former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to discuss rule of law and the role of lawyers in society, the State Department said.

They then met Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick at Catholic Charities Anchor Mental Health Center to talk about the link between religious communities and government in social services and humanitarian issues.

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Filed under: China • Washington
June 9th, 2009
01:51 PM ET
5 years ago

Mideast envoy Mitchell headed to Syria, State Dept. says

U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell will spend two days in Syria this weekend.
U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell will spend two days in Syria this weekend.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell will spend two days in Syria this weekend as part of the Obama administration's effort to jump-start comprehensive peace efforts in the region, the State Department said
Tuesday.

Mitchell is already in Israel and plans to visit Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon before heading to Damascus, State
Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters. Mitchell's visit is a follow-up to President Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world last week in Cairo, Egypt, and part of his policy to pursue a "broad-based, comprehensive peace dealing with all the regional players."

"This is a very high priority," Kelly said.

U.S.-Syrian ties have been strained in recent years over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq and the ongoing political
struggle between pro- and anti-Syrian factions in Lebanon. The United States has not had an ambassador in Damascus since 2005.

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Filed under: George Mitchell • State Department
April 8th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Rice dismisses VP rumors

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 Rice said Tuesday she's not interested in being McCain's running mate.
Rice said Tuesday she's not interested in being McCain's running mate.

(CNN) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismissed rumors on Tuesday she is angling to be John McCain's running mate, telling reporters she plans to head back to Stanford University.

"I very much look forward to watching this campaign and voting as a voter," she said. "I have a lot of work to do and then I'll happily go back to Stanford."

Rice served as Provost at Stanford from 1993-1999, and remains a tenured professor there.

"Senator McCain is an extraordinary American," Rice also said of the presumptive Republican nominee. "A really outstanding leader and obviously a great patriot."

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Filed under: Condoleezza Rice • John McCcain