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John Kerry's Opening Statement at Confirmation Hearing

Secretary of state nominee emphasizes importance of cleaning up America's fiscal problems to strengthen its position as global leader.
21:20 | 01/24/2013

Transcript for John Kerry's Opening Statement at Confirmation Hearing

Before -- begin. I would like to have the privilege just introduce a very quickly that most of you know. My wonderful wife to Reza has been part of this great journey for -- time. My brother -- who is... See More
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