President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president CNN's Don Lemon: Anyone supporting Trump ‘complicit' in racism DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm MORE today asserted that he has assembled the best basketball-playing White House Cabinet ever, following the addition of former pro Arne Duncan as incoming secretary of Education.

"I did not pick Arne becase he is one of the best basketball players I know," Obama said today at a news conference announcing Duncan's selection.

But, Obama said, "I think we are putting