Some of the biggest fights ahead for the President involve the budget and the environment, and on Monday, the President nominated three people to lead those flights.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing:
The President nominated former Clinton deputy budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be his next budget chief.
(President Obama) "It's not enough just to talk a big game, but the real test is whether your priorities are reflected in a budget."
She'll have to hit the ground running because the President's 2014 budget is already a month late and not expected for another three weeks.
Meanwhile, the President nominated MIT professor Ernest Moniz to be Energy Secretary - some environmentalists cool to the nominee, feeling he's been too supportive of natural gas development and nuclear energy.
And Gina McCarthy is being promoted to EPA Director after drawing the ire of business groups for cracking down on air pollution.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.