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Obama calls Rice "extraordinary," Cabinet members applaud

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice smiles after U.S. President Barack Obama gave her his full support in response to a question from a reporter, during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a show of moral support to his embattled ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling Rice "extraordinary" and prompting applause from his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. Rice, who is considered a top candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been meeting this week with senators on Capitol Hill who have been critical of her initial remarks about what prompted the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice smiles after U.S. President Barack Obama gave her his full support in response to a question from a reporter, during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a...more

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice smiles after U.S. President Barack Obama gave her his full support in response to a question from a reporter, during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a show of moral support to his embattled ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling Rice "extraordinary" and prompting applause from his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. Rice, who is considered a top candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been meeting this week with senators on Capitol Hill who have been critical of her initial remarks about what prompted the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a show of moral support to his embattled ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling Rice "extraordinary" and prompting applause from his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. Rice, who is considered a top candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been meeting this week with senators on Capitol Hill who have been critical of her initial remarks about what prompted the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a show of moral support to his embattled ambassador to the United...more

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. Obama gave a show of moral support to his embattled ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling Rice "extraordinary" and prompting applause from his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. Rice, who is considered a top candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been meeting this week with senators on Capitol Hill who have been critical of her initial remarks about what prompted the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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