[<< wikinews] Rice new Secretary of State
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 
WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly confirmed Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state after a host of Democrats harshly criticized Bush administration Iraq policy. The expectation of Rice becoming the Secretary of State, like many presumed, has come true.

== Sources ==
AP. "Senate Confirms Rice As Secretary of State" — Yahoo! News, 26 January 2005
 "Rice confirmed in US senate vote" — BBC News Online, 26 January 2005