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Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.,, center, accompanied by fellow Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, following a closed-door meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.,, center, accompanied by fellow Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, following a closed-door meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice

Susan Rice, the embattled U.S. Ambassador for the U. N., withdrew her name from consideration to be Secretary of State on Dec. 13.