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John Kerry Had a Busy First Weekend As Secretary of State

John Kerry, taking care of business.

It's possible that John Kerry might be too excited about his new job. Rather than kicking back and letting everyone enjoy their weekend, Kerry got right to work, calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss his commitment to peace in the Middle East, as well as other issues in the region. He also talked with officials from Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, and Turkey, then spent his lunch break chatting with George Shultz, secretary of State under President Reagan. He's probably ruining the Obamas' Super Bowl party right now with incessant phone calls about his thoughts on the euro zone crisis.

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