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.

Obama Names Pick For OMB

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A Closer Look At Obama's Picks For Economic Team

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Clinton Says Yes To Secretary Of State

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Tom Daschle Expected To Head HHS

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Key Senators Receptive To Holder As AG

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Eric Holder Could Be Obama's Top Justice Pick

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Is Hillary Clinton The Next Secretary Of State?

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