1. Cabinet Exodus

    Interior Secretary Steps Down

    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 11: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks during a tourism and conservation discussion with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce on January 11, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Salazar answered questions on the federal government possible campaign to persuade people to come to America for the so called 'Medical tourism.' (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Joe Raedle

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will leave his post at the end of March. Salazar, a former Colorado senator, served as interior secretary for all of President Obama’s first term, and spent much of his time focused on energy issues, but the 2010 BP oil spill undermined many of his most ambitious plans. His departure means that Obama’s cabinet, which has already been criticized for a lack of diversity among recent nominees, may now be even less diverse in his second term. Salazar is of Hispanic descent. A replacement has not yet been announced.

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