The A Team: Obama's Term Two Cabinet

How Obama's new cabinet is stocking up.

The New Cabinet - In every president's second term, key members of his team inevitably will stay or go. It is also a time for the commander in chief to make bold and surprising choices that reflect how he plans to move forward and the legacy he'll leave behind. Here's how President Obama's cabinet is stocking up. – Joyce Jones(Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

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The New Cabinet - In every president's second term, key members of his team inevitably will stay or go. It is also a time for the commander in chief to make bold and surprising choices that reflect how he plans to move forward and the legacy he'll leave behind. Here's how President Obama's cabinet is stocking up. – Joyce Jones(Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

Department of the Interior - The Senate on April 10 confirmed the nomination of Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI, for interior secretary by a vote of 87 to 11.(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Department of the Interior - The Senate on April 10 confirmed the nomination of Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI, for interior secretary by a vote of 87 to 11.(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Department of Labor - On March 18, Obama tapped Thomas Perez, who heads the Justice Department's civil rights division, to serve as secretary of labor.   (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Department of Labor - On March 18, Obama tapped Thomas Perez, who heads the Justice Department's civil rights division, to serve as secretary of labor.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Central Intelligence Agency - The Senate on March 7 confirmed John Brennan to serve as head of the CIA by a vote of 63-34.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Central Intelligence Agency - The Senate on March 7 confirmed John Brennan to serve as head of the CIA by a vote of 63-34. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Department of the Treasury - The Senate on Feb. 27 voted by 71-26 to confirm former White House chief of staff Jack Lew as treasury secretary. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Department of the Treasury - The Senate on Feb. 27 voted by 71-26 to confirm former White House chief of staff Jack Lew as treasury secretary. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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GOP Boycotts EPA Pick - The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee was forced to put on hold a vote to send the nomination of Gina McCarthy, Obama's pick to lead the EPA, to the full Senate for consideration. Republicans, unsatisfied with responses she's given so far, boycotted the panel. "This shows how outside the mainstream they are. Shows how obstructionist they are," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, who chairs the panel.   (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Environmental Protection Agency - On March 4, Obama nominated EPA official Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson as the agency's administrator.  (Photo:  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Office of Management & Budget - On March 4, Obama nominated Wal-Mart executive Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as White House Budget director.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Office of Management & Budget - On March 4, Obama nominated Wal-Mart executive Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as White House Budget director. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Department of Energy - On March 4, Obama nominated MIT professor Ernest Moniz to serve as energy secretary.   (Photo:  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Department of Energy - On March 4, Obama nominated MIT professor Ernest Moniz to serve as energy secretary. (Photo:  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Giving Back - Although Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the first to offer to give a portion of his salary back to the treasury, Obama's announcement that he will do the same is starting a trend. Add to the list Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who will give a portion of their salaries to charity. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will give back some of his pay if the Justice Department has to furlough employees.(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Department of Defense - On Feb. 26, the U.S. Senate voted by 58-41 to confirm former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Department of State - On Jan. 29, the U.S. Senate by a vote of 94-3 confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.   (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Department of State - On Jan. 29, the U.S. Senate by a vote of 94-3 confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Hard Times - A mere six months into President Obama's second term, Attorney General Eric Holder may be wishing he'd followed his initial instinct to step down. The beleaguered AG is getting it from all sides and some are calling for his resignation. And this isn’t the first time Holder has played defense. A look at Holder’s drama. – Joyce Jones  (Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press/SF)

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U.S. Department of Justice - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to stay on for at least another year. (Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press/SF)

Department of Agriculture - The White House announced on Jan. 14 that Secretary Tom Vilsack will serve in Obama's second administration.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Department of Agriculture - The White House announced on Jan. 14 that Secretary Tom Vilsack will serve in Obama's second administration. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Department of Commerce - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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Department of Commerce - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

Department of Health and Human Services - Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will continue to serve in Obama's second term. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Department of Health and Human Services - Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will continue to serve in Obama's second term. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

STAYING: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan - HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will continue his role for a second term.   (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will continue his role for a second term.  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Department of Transportation - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is moving on.  (Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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Department of Transportation - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is moving on. (Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

STAYING: Education Secretary Arne Duncan - Education Secretary Arne Duncan will stay on for the president's second term.  (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Department of Education - Arne Duncan will continue his role as education secretary during Obama's second term. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Veteran Affairs - Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will serve another term, the White House announced Jan. 9.(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

STAYING: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano - DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is staying on for a second term.  (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Department of Homeland Security - Secretary Janet Napolitano will stay on for a second term, but reportedly hopes to head the Justice Department when and if Holder steps down. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

White House Chief of Staff - Obama announced on Jan. 25 that longtime national security adviser and close friend Denis McDonough will be his next chief of staff.   (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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White House Chief of Staff - Obama announced on Jan. 25 that longtime national security adviser and close friend Denis McDonough will be his next chief of staff.  (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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U.S. Trade Representative - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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U.S. Trade Representative - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will continue to serve in the second term.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Council of Economic Advisers - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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Council of Economic Advisers - Not Yet Announced(Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

Small Business Administration - Administrator Karen Mills has announced she will leave the SBA when a successor is found and confirmed by the Senate.  (Photo: Courtesy United States Government)

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Small Business Administration - Administrator Karen Mills has announced she will leave the SBA when a successor is found and confirmed by the Senate. (Photo: Courtesy United States Government)