(CNN) - Cabinet reshuffling is common practice as a president begins a second term, and getting those new nominations confirmed quickly is a priority after the inauguration.
President Barack Obama has new candidates for three top positions pending before the Senate. They include the top jobs at the Pentagon, the State Department and the Treasury.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama is preparing for his second-term Inauguration and with that comes the inevitable Cabinet shake-up.
Here's a look at presidential Cabinets, by the numbers:
(CNN) – Two-thousand-thirteen promises to be an interesting political year - with two governors races that will be closely watched, the very real possibility of another special Senate election in Massachusetts, a possible debate in Washington over immigration reform as the political clout of Latinos continues to grow, and a planned push by Democrats for gun control measures.
By the numbers, here's a look ahead at politics in 2013: