President Obama's choice for Defense Secretary is former Republican senator Chuck Hagel. He'll make the announcement today, and - despite Hagel's political affiliation - the right is readying for a fight.
One of the leaders of the fight against Hagel's nomination is Bill Kristol, who is busy charting the future of the Republican Party, and drawing up the battle plans against President Obama.
President Obama will also name John Brennan director of the CIA.
Hillary Clinton is headed back to work at the State Department after treatment for a blood clot near her brain.
The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove looks at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's place in the Republican party, and what it means for 2016.