The Revolving Door

Here's a look at some of the players President-elect Barack Obama is considering to head his Cabinet and other key agencies. Officials highlighted in yellow have either been announced by Obama or reported by The Washington Post as the selected candidate.

Agriculture Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Schafer] Ed Schafer
    Former Republican governor of North Dakota

Who's In?

Attorney
General

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Commerce Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

  • [Photo] Ron Kirk
    Former Democratic mayor of Dallas
  • [Sebelius] Kathleen Sebelius
    Democratic governor of Kansas
  • [Rendell] Ed Rendell
    Democratic governor of Pennsylvania
  • [Rendell] Fred Smith
    Head of FedEx
Chief of Staff

Who's Out?

  • [Bolten] Joshua B. Bolten
    Assistant to the President and deputy chief of Staff for Policy

Who's In?

CIA Director

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Defense Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Education Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Energy
Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Health & Human
Services Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Homeland Security Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Chertoff] Michael Chertoff
    Former U.S. Circuit judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Who's In?

Housing & Urban Development Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Preston] Steve Preston
    Former administrator of the Small Business Administration

Who's In?

Interior Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Labor
Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Chao] Elaine Chao
    Former president and chief executive officer of United Way of America

Who's In?

National
Security
Advisor

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Press Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

  • [Gibbs] Robert Gibbs
    Communications director for the Obama campaign
Secretary of State

Who's Out?

Who's In?

Transportation Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Peters] Mary E. Peters
    Former director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Who's In?

Treasury Secretary

Who's Out?

  • [Paulson] Henry Paulson
    Former chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs

Who's In?

Veterans
Affairs
Secretary

Who's Out?

Who's In?

U.N. Ambassador

Who's Out?

Who's In?

  • [Rice] Susan Rice
    Former assistant secretary of State for African Affairs

SOURCE: Staff reports

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