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A guide to Obama's staff reshuffling

January 25, 2013 President Obama will tap Denis McDonough, a trusted longtime aide steeped in foreign policy and Capitol Hill experience, as his new chief of staff. Obama was set to announce the decision on Friday at 12:10 p.m. along with several other White House staff changes. The reshuffling is in keeping with...

Why the former Washington governor is likely to join Obama's Cabinet

January 17, 2013 President Obama hinted at his news conference this week that he would soon name some high-profile women to top jobs in his administration. Christine Gregoire, the former governor of Washington state, will almost certainly be one of them. Gregoire, who has made energy issues a cornerstone of her gubernatorial tenure,...

Who is Denis McDonough, Obama's expected pick for chief of staff?

January 17, 2013 President Obama is poised to tap Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to become his next chief of staff, turning to a member of his close inner circle to fill one of the most important jobs in his administration. Here's what you need to know about McDonough: Broad portfolio: McDonough,...

What Will Obama's Choice for Chief of Staff Say About His Management Style?

January 10, 2013 Denis McDonough and Ron Klain, two men steeped in Capitol Hill and West Wing experience, are both front runners to succeed White House chief of staff Jack Lew, who has been tapped by President Obama to become the next Treasury secretary. The pick of either McDonough or Klain would be...

Savvy strategy, not mandate, key for Obama on fiscal cliff

November 8, 2012 Washington is abuzz with speculation about who emerged from Tuesday’s election with a mandate and who did not. But as President Obama and House Republicans prepare to square off over the fiscal cliff, persistence and deft negotiating strategies -- not mandates -- will be the key to any deal and...

Treasury chief wrestles with legacy amid Libor scandal, economic worries

July 27, 2012 Timothy Geithner finds the perception that he is “too close to Wall Street” so frustrating that, in an interview with Charlie Rose this week, the Treasury secretary set aside his usual measured demeanor to try to debunk what he says is an “urban myth.” “I find that deeply offensive,” Geithner...

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