With his choice of Pete Rouse to temporarily replace Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff, President Barack Obama is seeking to recapture the “no drama’ culture that defined his early years in Washington.
When Barack Obama held his first prime-time news conference as president, the financial crisis was at its peak and not a single Republican had voted for his economic stimulus bill. So he pleaded for their partnership.
President Barack Obama named William Daley , a JPMorgan Chase & Co . executive and former commerce secretary, as his chief of staff, putting a Washington veteran with strong ties to business into a key White House job.
Sarah Palin calls local media “biased and unfair” and praises an energy speech by then- candidate Barack Obama in some of the thousands of e-mails sent during her first two years as governor of Alaska.
Presidents who enjoy successful second terms usually pull fresh thinking into their inner circles and maintain close working relations with Congress. Barack Obama has shown little inclination to do either.
Rahm Emanuel ended his 20-month tenure as President Barack Obama ’s chief of staff today to run for mayor of Chicago as the president named Peter Rouse , a longtime loyalist, as his interim replacement in one of the most influential jobs in the White House.
President Barack Obama is considering naming William Daley , a JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and former U.S. Commerce secretary, to a high-level administration post, possibly White House chief of staff, people familiar with the matter said.