Obama Defends Susan Rice Amid Mounting Criticism
by News Editor
New York Times – President Obama came to the defense of Susan E. Rice, his embattled ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday even as she came under fire from another Republican senator and saw her prospects for becoming secretary of state further clouded.
“Susan Rice is extraordinary,” the president said when a reporter asked about her reception in Congress. “Couldn’t be prouder of the job that she’s done.”