President Barack Obama is starting a second term with some new faces in his Cabinet. The Cabinet includes the Vice President, the Attorney General and the heads of 15 departments. They advise the President. Many changes are expected.
At least three Cabinet members are staying: Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Obama has nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said of Kerry, who has served in the Senate since 1985.
The President wants former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be the Defense Secretary. He will work with the new director of the CIA, John Brennan. The President has also asked his White House chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, to be Treasury Secretary. In order for the Cabinet nominees to take their spots, they must be confirmed by a vote in the Senate.
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