Lew to Replace Daley as Obama's Chief of Staff

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

US President Barack Obama listens to his Chief of Staff Bill Daley as they walk along the colonnade before leaving the White House in Washington, DC, on December 14, 2011 en route to Fort Bragg. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

After only one year in the job, Bill Daley, President Obama's chief of staff, is stepping down. Current budget director Jacob Lew will assume this post. Daley, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and U.S. Commerce secretary, had publicly announced his frustration with Beltway politics and intentions to leave in October of last year.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins the program to speak about what challenges Jacob Lew will face in this critical role, especially during Obama's re-election campaign.

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Chicago politicians frustrated with the disfunction of Washington is a good thing considering what political landscape would be more to their liking with "the enemy Congress" as the separation of powers is increasingly disregarded.
Isn't the US Congress another term for the duly elected representatives of the American people?

"The people have lost the confidence of the government; the government has decided to dissolve the people, and to appoint another one".
Bertolt Brecht

Jan. 10 2012 09:42 AM

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