Clinton out, Kerry in as US secretary of State
(Wahington) – Hillary Rodham Clinton ended a four-year tenure as secretary of state that made her one of America’s most popular public figures. John Kerry has been sworn in to replace her. After 28 years of reviewing foreign policy in that same room and representing Massachusetts in the Senate, Kerry takes the reins as America’s top diplomat. The Bay State Democrat breezed through the Senate confirmation process this week, earning near-unanimous support for his appointment.