FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston. The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State Ke

 

              FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston. The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State Ke
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston. The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State Kerry once held up millions in funding for secretive USAID democracy-building programs in Cuba. Defense Secretary hopeful former Sen. Chuck Hagel has called the U.S. embargo against the communist-run island "nonsensical" and anachronistic. With the men poised to occupy two of the most important positions in Obama's new Cabinet, observers on both sides of the Florida Straits say the time could be ripe for a reboot in relations between the Cold War enemies - despite major obstacles still in the way. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)