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Susan Rice withdraws name for Sec. of State

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Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be America’s next Secretary of State.

The embattled United Nations ambassador told Pres. Obama in a letter that any confirmation process would be “lengthy, disruptive, and costly.”

The 48-year-old Rice added she’s saddened by the partisan politics that had erupted over her candidacy.

The ambassador has long been a close adviser to Pres. Obama and was considered a favorite to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Sen. John Kerry is now considered a strong contender to be nominated for the position.