1. HE’S IN!

    Jeh Johnson Approved as DHS Head

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13:  Former Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would replace Secretary Janet Napolitano who left DHS in September.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Jeh Johnson will be the United States’ next secretary of Homeland Security. President Obama’s pick for the job, the former Defense Department general counsel, was confirmed in a 78-16 Senate vote Monday. Johnson will replace former secretary Janet Napolitano in overseeing national security, transportation, disaster response, and immigration policies. Ahead of his confirmation, Senate republicans attempted to use Johnson’s nomination to gauge the Obama administration’s plans for handling key issues, such as border security.

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