Bill Daley, the former Clinton Commerce Secretary and possible Obama White House chief of staff, is at the White House meeting with President Obama and other officials about the possibility of his assuming the reins from interim chief of staff Pete Rouse. No final decision has been made as of this writing, but top Democrats expect that Daley will become the new chief of staff with Rouse returning to his former position as a senior adviser.
This Friday, President Obama is expected to name Treasury Department official Gene Sperling to be his director of the National Economic Council. Sperling previously served in that role from 1997 to 2001.
President Obama will also name some other economic staffers at this Friday event, including Ron Bloom, who worked on the auto bailouts and restructuring and will now assume a broader portfolio focusing on manufacturing in general.