Obama makes formal Cabinet announcements
President-elect Barack Obama made his first formal Cabinet announcements on Monday.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) is being tapped to lead the Department of State. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) would run the Department of Homeland Security.

Eric Holder would lead the Department of Justice. Robert M. Gates will stay on as secretary of the Department of Defense.

None of the announcements were surprises, given media coverage of the potential picks. Of the nominees, Napolitano has the most direct experience in tribal issues, coming from a state with over 20 tribes and having served as U.S. Attorney.

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