President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama marks MLK Day by honoring King for his 'poetic brilliance' and 'moral clarity' Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina National Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo MORE's national security team won instant praise from both sides of the aisle Monday.

Obama announced Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as secretary of State, Defense Secretary Robert Gates as his own secretary of Defense, retired Gen. Jim Jones as national security adviser, Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderParties to wage census battle with outside groups Welcome to third-world democracy and impeachment Uber settles sexual harassment charges for .4 million MORE as attorney general, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) as homeland security secretary and Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations. Each choice still needs to win confirmation from the Senate.

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John KerryJohn Forbes KerryDemocratic debates are magnet for lobbyists The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Bring on the brokered convention MORE (D-Mass.) released a statement Monday praising the "terrific" national security team as one that can keep the country safe and "help restore America's rightful place in the world."
"General Jones and Governor Napolitano are bright, strategic thinkers dedicated to the security of the nation.