Obama nominating Kerry for secretary of state
A senior administration official says President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state.


Kerry's nomination marks Obama's first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term. If confirmed, Kerry will take the helm at the State Department from outgoing Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Democratic senator is expected to be easily approved for the Cabinet post by his longtime congressional colleagues. (AP)