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Barack Obama's Latest Appointees

Some have looked at the list of Obama's latest appointees and said that Obama has thrown his supporters under the bus. Others say his selections are nothing less than masterful.


We, at the LA Progressive, have decided not to weigh in. . .yet. Instead of giving you our opinion, we've compiled a list of the appointees that have been announced so far and attached links to each of their names so that you can read a little about each of his selections. For consistency, all of the links will take you to Wikipedia.

For good measure, we threw in the entire line of succession to the Presidency which includes Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and President pro tempore, Robert Byrd.

Barack Obama

Joe Biden



Speaker of the House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi

President pro tempore of the Senate
Robert Byrd

Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

Secretary of Treasury
Timothy Geithner

Secretary of Defense
Robert Gates

Attorney General
Eric Holder

Secretary of the Interior

Ken Salazar

Secretary of Agriculture

Secretary of Commerce
Bill Richardson

Secretary of Labor

Hilda Solis

Secretary of Health and Human Services
Tom Daschle

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary of Transportation

Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu

Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Eric Shinseki

Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano



National Security Advisor
Gen. Jim Jones

Director of National Economic Council
Lawrence Summers

Director of Office of Management and Budget
Peter Orszag

Director of Domestic Policy Council
Melody Barnes

Directof or Council of Economic Advisors
Christina Romer

United Nations Ambassador
Dr. Susan E. Rice

Director of National Intelligence
Dennis Blair

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Cecilia Munoz

Director of Speechwriting
Jonathan Favreau

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations
Not yet named

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Not yet named

Environmental Protection Agency

Lisa Jackson

Energy "Czar"

Carol Browner

Chief of Staff
Rahm Emanuel

Press Secretary

Robert Gibbs

Senior Advisor
Valerie Jarrett

Director of Communications
Ellen Moran

Social Secretary
Desiree Rogers

Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Heather Higginbottom