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Secretary of State

During this election season, one of the nation’s top political reporters is keeping a close eye on the Trump administration. At the same time, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker has a new book out about a titan of Washington: former secretary of state James Baker.

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Midterm elections are over but New Hampshire lawmakers must still decide a key contest.

    Madeleine Albright served under President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to The United Nations beginning in 1993. In 1997 she was appointed Secretary of State, at that time she was the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. During her years as Secretary, Albright became known for wearing a wide variety of distinctive brooches that conveyed her views about the diplomatic or political situation at hand.

Now, the traveling exhibition Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, is on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY.

Vermont Secretary of State's office

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos has been elected to an office with the National Association of Secretaries of State.

    As President Barack Obama's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, set out to repair America's image around the world—and her own. For the four years she served, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage. She tells the story in The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power.

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The US Senate is expected to vote Tuesday to confirm John Kerry as Secretary of State setting the stage for a special election in Massachusetts. 

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WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Boston Globe reporter Bryan Bender about Massachusetts Senator John Kerry's confirmation hearings.