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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Tricky timing for new Cabinet announcement; deja vu on new secretaries; Hatch Act tweaks; remembering Sen. Inouye (read-this roundup)

(J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Tricky timing — With the holidays, the “fiscal cliff” looming, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s stomach bug, and the Newtown killings, it’s been tricky for the White House to determine when to announce any new Cabinet posts — but it looks like the announcement of Clinton’s replacement and a new Secretary of Defense could come on Friday.

Flashback — And speaking of new Cabinet-dwellers, concern over the optics of appointing two white dudes is giving our pal the Fact Checker a case of deja vu all over again.

Feds on the trail — The House is set to vote on tweaks to the Hatch Act.

Aloha to Sen. Inouye — The life and times of Sen. Daniel Inouye in the Post’s full obituary, plus an account of how his colleagues learned of his death.

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