Nov 19, 2008

CNN is reporting the following about recent Obama cabinet picks:

Obama has chosen former Sen. Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the former Senate majority leader has indicated he wants the job, three sources close to the transition told CNN Wednesday.

The sources said that Daschle negotiated that he will also serve as the White House health "czar," or point person, so that he will report directly to the incoming president.

By wearing two hats, Daschle -- not White House staffers -- will be writing the health care plan that Obama submits to Congress next year.

Sources are also reporting that Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, is Obama's top choice for Secretary of Homeland Security and billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker is Obama's choice for commerce secretary.


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