It does not require Senate approval.
He just announced his retirement.
Mo Cowan, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick's former chief of staff, is John Kerry's temporary replacement.
The vote was 94 to 3.
James Carville, Erick Erickson out; Chris Cuomo in.
Jack Lew's replacement is Denis McDonough.
Denis McDonough, a member of his security team.
Chuck Hagel has the rare distinction of being vetted by both Dick Cheney and President Obama.
In his defense, he did try to pick a woman.
Heilemann speaks on the Hagel outcry.
Chuck Hagel will also be selected today as secretary of Defense.
Let the real fighting begin!
Unofficially, it's well underway.
Yup, this is not a surprise.
Congressman Tim Scott will be appointed to the Senate.
She withdrew her name from consideration this afternoon.
The South Carolina senator is leaving the Senate to head a think tank in January.
The strange strategy of a John Kerry's potential nomination as Secretary of Defense.