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The Road to the Cabinet

Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet begin today, the first part of a three-step process that nominees must go through to serve in the administration. The committees will then vote on specific nominees, sending confirmations to the full Senate for approval.

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Obama Assembles Powerful West Wing
Article | President-elect Barack Obama is assembling a new and influential cadre of counselors just steps from the Oval Office whose power to direct domestic policy will rival, if not exceed, the authority of his Cabinet.

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