Confirmation Hearings For Obama Cabinet Picks A week and a half before his Jan. 20, 2009, inauguration, confirmation hearings began for President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees. His choices for 15 heads of executive departments and four other Cabinet-level officials must get Senate approval before they can take the helm of their respective agency or department.

Sen. Finance Committee Backs Kirk As Trade Rep.

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Democrats Push For Vote On Solis As Labor Chief

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Democrats Rally To Daschle's Defense

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After Taxing Hearing, Panel Likely To OK Geithner

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Treasury Nominee Geithner Faces Senate Panel

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Hearings Continue For Obama's AG Pick

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Obama's U.N. Pick Pledges To Work For Reform

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What's Holding Up Eric Holder?

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