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Senor: Administration not supporting Rice

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The White House has not supported U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who is under media scrutiny as a potential Cabinet appointee, a Republican campaign adviser said.

Ayotte vows to block any Clinton successor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will block any secretary of state nominee, not just front-runner Susan Rice, until she is satisfied on the Libya U.S. mission attack.

Rice fails to impress GOP senators

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, three Republican critics offered additional doubt about her potential nomination as U.S. secretary of state.
U.N. Ambassador Rice treks to Capitol Hill

U.N. Ambassador Rice treks to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice heads to Capitol Hill to meet with key lawmakers to answer questions about her comments on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

McCain says couldn't OK any nominee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain said Sunday he couldn't vote for any nominee President Obama might put forth for secretary of state until he gets answers about Benghazi.
House intel chair: No proof of coverup

House intel chair: No proof of coverup

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A top congressional Republican said the White House "narrative was wrong and the intelligence was right" following the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Sen.: W.H. cut al-Qaida in talking points

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said testimony on the Libyan consulate attack left him believing the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al-Qaida's role.

GOP: Obama lying on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Thursday accused the White House and President Obama of lying about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Rubio takes different tack on Rice

Rubio takes different tack on Rice

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- First-term Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday didn't toe the party elders' line on the possible nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the United States' next top diplomat.
DAVID TONYAN, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Obama calls criticism of Rice 'outrageous'

Obama calls criticism of Rice 'outrageous'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama called Republican criticism of his U.N. ambassador "outrageous" Wednesday, saying if anyone wants to "go after" someone, he's available.
Secretary of Defense John Kerry?

Secretary of Defense John Kerry?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is considering Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the 2004 presidential nominee, as his next defense secretary, officials said.
White House: No Libya cover up

White House: No Libya cover up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A senior White House aide Sunday denied the Obama administration tried to downplay the apparent terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

U.S. diplomat criticizes Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Sudan is risking renewed hostilities with South Sudan by refusing to accept an African Union plan for a buffer zone, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations says.

Syrian warplanes hit Aleppo sites

AL-BAB, Syria, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Syrian warplanes attacked rebel sites around Aleppo, killing scores, activists said, as the new U.N. envoy to Syria conceded his job was "nearly impossible."

Putin defends arms for Syria

BERLIN, June 1 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday called for a political settlement in Syria as he denied providing arms that could be used against dissidents.
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Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat, former think tank fellow, and civil servant. She is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009.

Rice was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the Shepherd Park area. Her father, Emmett J. Rice (1919-2011), was a Cornell University economics professor and governor of the Federal Reserve System. Her mother is education policy scholar Lois Dickson Fitt, currently at the Brookings Institution. Her brother, John Rice, received an M.B.A., from Harvard Business School, and is the founder of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (an organization committed to developing top minority talent for leadership roles in the business and non-profit sector).

Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private day girls' school. She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname "Spo," short for "Sportin'."

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