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Obama defends Rice in face of GOP opposition

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Sen. John McCain, ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, center, accompanied by fellow committee members, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said Wednesday he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has been criticized by Republicans for maintaining the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was the result of a spontaneous demonstration beyond a point others in Washington already suspected the attack to have been carried out by terrorists.

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President Barack Obama lashed out at senior Republican senators Wednesday over their criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in the aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya, saying they should "go after me" and not her.
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    • Sen. John McCain, ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, center, accompanied by fellow committee members, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said Wednesday he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has been criticized by Republicans for maintaining the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was the result of a spontaneous demonstration beyond a point others in Washington already suspected the attack to have been carried out by terrorists.
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