The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator — Kerry — voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. [ASSOCIATED PRESS]
IT’S A great day for Secretary Kerry.
— Taylor Marsh (@taylormarsh) January 29, 2013