Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Secretaries of Education and Interior

By Ben Trott

The Washington Post are reporting that Obama is expected to announce Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education later today. The paper also announces that Democratic Party Senator Ken Salazar is likely to be nominated Secretary of Interior later this week. They commented that this means 'all but finalizing his selections for major Cabinet posts.' The top positions in Agriculture, Transportation and (crucially!) Labour will, however, still remain unfilled.

Obama's announcement of his energy and environment team yesterday went as expected. The Guardian America site has a profile of the recent appointments in this department. Grist, the environmental news and commentary website's coverage of the announcement is here.

Both the Guardian and the New York Times now have extensive online profiles of those appointed or nominated to the top positions in the incoming administration.

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