President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)
As President Obama fills out his second term lineup, White House
officials say at least three Cabinet members are staying on the job.
General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will remain at
their posts after Obama's second term begins on Jan. 20, officials said.
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remain about the tenures of other high-ranking officials, including
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S.
Trade Representative Ron Kirk.
Obama, meanwhile, seeks to fill
another top slot on Thursday afternoon when he nominates chief of staff
Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who plans to
leave later this month. Like other Cabinet nominees, Lew must be
confirmed by the Senate.
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Others who are departing the Obama
administration: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Environmental
Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Obama has nominated
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to replace Clinton at State, and former
senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to replace Panetta at the Pentagon. The
president has also tapped counterterrorism aide John Brennan for CIA
director to replace David Petraeus, who resigned in November over an
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The president has not made selections for the Labor Department and the EPA.
And, with the promotion of Lew, the president will need a new chief of staff as well.