Hillary Clinton's big day

When President-elect Barack Obama announces his national security team Monday morning, the spotlight will be on Clinton.

Published December 1, 2008 3:10PM (EST)

At 10:40 a.m. EST, President-elect Barack Obama will hold a press conference to officially announce the members of his national security team -- and resume his control of the news cycle, which Thanksgiving had interrupted.

At this point, it seems, none of the announcements made today will be a surprise: Obama will introduce Eric Holder as his nominee for attorney general, James Jones as his choice for national security advisor, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano will get the nod for Homeland Security and Robert Gates will get to stay at Defense. Oh, and -- after many days of very public speculation and deliberation -- Hillary Clinton will be nominated to become secretary of state.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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