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Obama to name Nobel physicist Steven Chu as Energy secretary

December 10, 2008 |  3:37 pm

More names leaking out for the Cabinet of Barack Obama and his White House team.

Steven Chu Berkeley physicist to be named Barack Obama's secretary of Energy

Our conscientious colleague Jim Tankersley over at the Swamp has just reported that at a news conference Thursday in Chicago the president-elect will name Steven Chu, the 1997 Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Berkeley, as his secretary of Energy.

He'll also announce the selection of Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson is New Jersey's former environmental commissioner.

Additionally, Tankersley says, Florida's Carol Browner, yet another familiar face from the Clinton administration, will join Obama's White House advisor's list.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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