Predicting Obama's next Cabinet

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President Obama’s victory “means he will pivot almost immediately to shoring up the team of top aides and cabinet secretaries who will help him tackle the looming fiscal cliff negotiations with Republicans and the full legislative agenda to follow,” ABC News reports.

“While the president’s staffers have undergone some serious changes during his first term, his cabinet secretaries have remained remarkably stable. Several high-profile members are expected to step down from their roles in early 2013.”

The San Jose Mercury News looks at potential candidates for Obama’s next Cabinet, Supreme Court nomination, and top White House positions:

Secretary of State: Sen. John Kerry, US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice

Treasury Secretary: Chief of Staff Jacob Lew, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton Erskine Bowles

Supreme Court: Federal Circuit Court judges Diane Wood, Merrick Garland, and Sidney Thomas, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Chief of Staff: Valerie Jarrett, Ron Klain

Attorney General: Janet Napolitano, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

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