But have you heard of some of the difficulties of some of Obama’s other possible nominees?
The newly pegged secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, might be facing some questions about his wife’s lobbying activities.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Holder “will be the pick,” one Democratic official close to the Obama transition team said Wednesday. But his much-disputed role in Clinton’s pardons, particularly that of fugitive financier Marc Rich, is coming back to haunt him.
Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs that Barack Obama’s national security team will be dominated by appointees who favored the Iraq invasion and hold hawkish views on other important foreign policy issues.