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Obama's Chief of Staff Half-Resigns

William Daley will now only handle external relations

(Newser) - William Daley has only been President Obama’s chief of staff for 10 months, but he's seemingly ready to be co-chief: Daley is stepping sideways, the Wall Street Journal reports, handing over the day-to-day running of the White House and its dealings with Congress to longtime Obama aide Pete... More »

Gibbs Likely to Go In White House Shakeup

Sources say White House press secretary considering 2012 campaign role

(Newser) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs—who recently told reporters no major administration reshuffle was on the way—is likely to be headed for the exit himself as part of the overhaul, according to Politico. Gibbs is seriously considering stepping aside to work on President Obama's 2012 campaign, although no... More »

Obama Planning Sweeping Staff Shakeup

White House to look different with Plouffe in, Axelrod and Emanuel out

(Newser) - President Obama has pushed back his staff shakeup until January, but it may be bigger than expected when it actually comes, Politico reports. The biggest addition will be David Plouffe, who, alongside interim chief of staff Pete Rouse, is expected to tighten up what had been a chaotic organization revolving... More »

Rahm Emanuel Announces Exit

Obama makes his chief of staff's exit official

(Newser) - President Barack Obama said a bittersweet goodbye today to the energetic and fierce manager of his White House, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and elevated a quiet and seasoned adviser, Pete Rouse, to the most important gate-keeping job in American politics. "We could not have accomplished what we've accomplished... More »

Meet Pete Rouse, Obama's New Chief of Staff

He's a longtime aide and much more low-key than Rahm Emanuel

(Newser) - So who is this Pete Rouse, the man expected to step into Rahm Emanuel's shoes tomorrow? The president's senior aide is a longtime one and not unfamiliar with serving as his chief of staff—Rouse was hired in that job when then-Sen. Obama first arrived in Washington, reports the New ... More »

Rahm Emanuel to Quit Tomorrow; Pete Rouse In

Obama to announce chief of staff shuffle tomorrow

(Newser) - Washington's worst-kept secret is that much closer to being official: The AP quotes two anonymous sources saying that Rahm Emanuel will resign tomorrow to run for mayor of Chicago. President Obama will give him a White House sendoff and announce that senior adviser Pete Rouse will permanently replace him as... More »

White House Stacked With Daschle Alums

Former senator is well-connected in Obama administration

(Newser) - Nobody is wired into Washington like Tom Daschle. If he survives the controversy, he’ll enter office with a web of allies and former aides inside the Beltway and the White House, the Washington Post reports. During Daschle’s 30 years in Congress, including 10 as Senate Democratic leader, a... More »

Close Allies Will Run Obama Transition

Ex-Clinton staffer Podesta, aide Jarrett oversee team

(Newser) - Barack Obama took his first steps toward the White House this morning, announcing the three-person team of confidants that will run his transition activities: John Podesta, a former Clinton chief of staff; Valerie Jarrett, a top campaign adviser; and Pete Rouse, Obama's senatorial chief of staff. The president-elect also named... More »

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