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White House Makeover: New Chief of Staff
President Obama selects former Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to replace Jack Lew.
Could States Stymie White House Gun Control Push?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone NOTABLE: STATE OF THE STATES: No sooner had President Barack Obama laid out his gun control proposals Wednesday, than some states responded, saying they would move to block the laws’ enforcement. Some state legislators were even working feverishly to block the
Denis McDonough Likely Next White House Chief of Staff
Deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough is the likely choice to be President Obama’s next chief of staff, replacing Jack Lew, who has been nominated to be Treasury secretary. White House officials say the president has made no final decision, but sources say they expect...
'D' Is For Diplomacy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: THE NOTE ON THE ROAD: Good morning from London where Mitt Romney is on the second day of his seven-day, three-country foreign trip. On his agenda: a round of meetings with British ...
Demint Says Convention Fight Possible, CPAC Wandering, Contemplating Contraception, The Obama Album (PM Note)
How much is your vote worth? (HINT: Not as much as if you lived in Iowa) – http://abcn.ws/ypw5dE Obama Album – The Weight is a Weird Campaign Song – http://abcn.ws/AjHk7g DeMint Says it Could go to the Convention; Perry Teases Another Run – CPAC Wandering...
Policy and Politics of Contraception Rule Fiercely Debated Within White House
“What are we doing here?” asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, stepping outside his wheelhouse to ask about a rising storm involving the Obama administration and the Catholic Church. “What’s the point?” It was the Fall of 2011 and Panetta had read about a proposed Obama...
Obama's 4th Chief of Staff Rivals Modern Record For Single Term
With the appointment of Jack Lew as White House chief of staff, President Obama today rivaled his modern day predecessors for the number of shake-ups in that post during in a single term. Since January 2009, four close Obama aides have held the key administration...
Bill Daley Resigned as White House Chief of Staff; Jack Lew Promoted
Bill Daley tells ABC News that he resigned last week as chief of staff, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Daley was brought in to replace Rahm Emanuel, but in November his role was “changed,” with more power given to senior adviser Pete...
White House Email: 'Coming Storm' Over Solyndra 'And Other Inside DOE Deals'
Ex-Obama Advisor: Energy Deals 'Have Gone to Obama Donors and Underperformed'
Democrats, Republicans Release Dueling Solyndra Emails
Parties Spar About Whether Obama Donor Attempted to Influence the White House