Daley stepping down as chief of staff

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  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    By Kristen Welker, NBC News
    A senior administration official confirms to NBC News that Bill Daley is stepping down as
    President Barack Obama's chief of staff. The president will make remarks from State Dining Room
    of the White House at 3:00 p.m. ET.

    A official also confirms that Budget Director Jack Lew will replace Daley. The change will be
    effective at the end of the month. The official says Daley offered his letter of resignation to
    the president last Tuesday. The president was surprised and asked him to think about it for
    24 hours. Daley took a day to think about it and came back on Wednesday saying he was certain
    about his decision to resign.

    Obama selected Daley for the post in January of last year. He's the brother of retired
    Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the son of legendary Windy City Mayor Richard J. Daley.

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  4. Baba gounj

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    From 2006-2008, Jack Lew was chief operating officer of Citibank’s alternative investments division. And it was his division that made billions of dollars betting “U.S. homeowners would not be able to make their mortgage payments,” as the Huffington Post reported.
    The piece also reported: “Lew made millions at Citi, including a bonus of nearly $950,000 in 2009 just a few months after the bank received billions of dollars in a taxpayer rescue, according to disclosure forms filed with the federal government. The bank is still partly owned by taxpayers.”
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    [h=1]Will Obama’s Inexperienced, ‘Controversial’ Deputy OMB Director Heather Higginbottom Take Jack Lew’s Place?[/h] Mr. Obama’s decision today to make Jack Lew White House chief of staff leaves deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Heather Higginbottom to take Mr. Lew’s place as the director of OMB. As The Hill newspaper reports, Ms. Higginbottom has only served one month in her present role as deputy director of OMB and is considered a “controversial appointee” due to her thin–some would say “nonexistent”–budgetary resume. Prior to becoming deputy director of OMB, Ms. Higginbottom was a deputy policy adviser to President Obama and worked on his campaign as a policy director.
    But it was Ms. Higginbottom’s lackluster performance during a March Senate Budget Committee hearing that raised Republican concerns about whether Ms. Higginbottom was even qualified to serve as deputy director of OMB.
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    God, when will this joke of a Presidency be over?????
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