President Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at the White House this afternoon. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images

Some Republicans are betting that President Obama won't push for a Susan Rice nomination if it could jeopardize negotiations with the GOP on things like the budget, or immigration. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Andrew Burton/Getty Images