When inauguration weekend is over, President Obama will be waiting for the Senate to confirm his many nominations for second-term cabinet positions. In the foreign policy realm, Secretary of State nominee John Kerry is expected to have an easy confirmation hearing. Chuck Hagel, Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, and John Brennan, nominee for CIA director, may have tougher hearings.
Photo: President Obama announces Chuck Hagel (second from left) for Secretary of Defense, and John Brennan (second from right) for Director of the CIA. Joining them are departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) and acting CIA Director Michael Morrell.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson/White House