Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Cabinet Watch: Rumors

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We'll summarize all the rumored nominees here. Let us know who we've missed.

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton (Announced 12/1/2008), Bill Richardson
Secretary of the Treasury: Timothy Geithner (Nominated on 11/24/2008)
Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates (Announced 12/1/2008), Chuck Hagel
Attorney General: Eric Holder (Announced 12/1/2008)
Secretary of the Interior: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Raul Grijalva, Mike Thompson, Jay Inslee
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Commerce: Bill Richardson (Announced 12/1/2008), Penny Pritzker
Secretary of Labor: David Bonior, Kathleen Sebelius, Mary Beth Maxwell, Jennifer Granholm
Secretary of Health & Human Services: Tom Daschle
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Manny Diaz
Secretary of Transportation: Manny Diaz
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education: Roy Barnes, Graham Spainer, Ray Mabus
Secretary of Veteran Affairs: Max Cleland, Tammy Duckworth, Anthony Brown
Secretary of Homeland Security: Janet Napolitano (Announced 12/1/2008)
Administrator of the EPA: Robert Kennedy Jr.
Director of Office Management & Budget: Peter Orszag (Announced on 11/25/2008)
Director of National Drug Control Policy
US Trade Representative: Xavier Becerra
Director, CIA: John Brennan
National Security Adviser: Marine Gen. James L. Jones (Ret.) (Announced 12/1/2008)
Director of National Intelligence: Admiral Dennis C. Blair (Ret.)
UN Ambassador: Susan Rice (Announced 12/1/2008)
Deputy Attorney General: David W. Ogden
Deputy Secretary of State: James Steinberg
First Dog: Rex

We're keeping track of all of the Presidential Appointments that require Senate Confirmation as well as Presidential Appointments Not Needing Confirmation.