In politics today, President-elect Barack Obama has announced a whole bunch of positions (officially) at once today - his special hoosy-whatsit team. Top of this team? Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State! n.n This means she'll be in charge of representing America abroad - ala current Condoleezza Rice, and former Colin Powell. This also means on the Presidential order of succession, she's fifth to be president in a horrible crisis. (President, VP, Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, and Secretary of State.)
Other nominations today, names you probably won't know: Eric Holder as Attorney General, Janet Napolitano as Sec. of Homeland Security, Susan Rice (no relation to Condoleeza) as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and two Republicans. Yes, Barack Obama is having Republicans on his cabinet, mr. uniter himself. Gates (Bush's current Sec of Defense) will stay on, and Jim Johns or Jones (haha, no relation here either) another republican will be National Security Advisor.