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Condoleezza Rice Receives 16-2 Vote as Next Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee OKs Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the next Secretary of State by a 16-2 vote.

Democrats John Kerry and Barbara Boxer as the only "no" votes.

Dr. Rice fielded a lot of questions about Iraq as her confirmation hearing moved forward. She admitted today that "there were some bad decisions" made by the White House concerning Iraq. When asked for a timetable on troops returning, Dr. Rice would not even venture a guess.

Democrats were tough on her, accusing her of misleading the American people on reasons for going to war in Iraq.

Her nomination still has to be confirmed by the full Senate.

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