Susan Rice Could Be Next NSA

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice arrives at arrives at U.N. headquarters for an emergency Security Council meeting on North Korea's nuclear test Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Sorry, John Kerry, it looks like Susan Rice is still the White House’s favorite. Sources hinted Sunday that the embattled United Nations ambassador is the president’s top contender to become the next national-security adviser—a position that does not need the Senate’s confirmation. Rice had been the president’s top choice to be the next secretary of State, but her prospects crashed and burned after questions arose over her reaction to the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Senate Republicans vowed to fight her every step of the way. Rice had stayed out of view since her public downfall, but reemerged this week with an appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and sources said she still has the support of the Obama administration.

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