Bill Daley Resigns as White House Chief of Staff

By: Monday January 9, 2012 11:35 am

When Bill Daley was relieved of the Chief of Staff part of the Chief of Staff job, I thought he’d just end up as an appendage, a corporate bagman who could help the corporate community get things fixed at the White House, such as the decision to roll back new ozone standards. But over the [...]

Review of White House Ozone Decision Shows Clout of Bill Daley

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 6:50 am

John Broder looks back today at the Obama Administration’s decision to delay ozone standards. As has been reported several times before, he finds the meddling hands of Cass Sunstein and Chief of Staff Bill Daley. At least Sunstein, the head of OIRA, has some tenuous connection to regulations, if not science and the environment. But [...]

Bill Daley Relieved of the Chief of Staff Part of the Chief of Staff Job

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:16 am

This is a new one. Chief of Staff Bill Daley is giving up day-to-day operations at the White House, with Pete Rouse taking over. I’m not sure there’s anything else to the job other than day-to-day operations; that’s kind of what a Chief of Staff does. On Monday, Mr. Daley turned over day-to-day management of [...]

Obama Administration Could Bully Through Debt Limit Increase

By: Monday January 31, 2011 9:50 am

Let’s see what John Boehner had to say about the debt limit on Fox News yesterday: WALLACE: I want to — I know you’re not threatening to default. But do you agree with administration officials and other economists that defaulting on the full faith and credit of the United States would be a financial disaster? [...]

Commerce Department Could Become Department of Business, Trade and Technology

By: Monday January 31, 2011 8:24 am

During the State of the Union, President Obama promoted the well-worn strategy of “reinventing government.” Virtually every President says they will do this at one time or another. Some, like Bill Clinton, actually follow through to some extent. I don’t think it’s wrong to say that some of the government’s operations are duplicative – although [...]

Daley Debuts as White House Spokesman, to Poor Results

By: Monday January 31, 2011 7:11 am

Hillary Clinton’s appearance on all five Sunday shows overshadowed the significant event of the debut performance of Chief of Staff Bill Daley as a public advocate for the Admnistration. Those who had problems with his appointment worried about his more conservative outlook, but were assured that he was a “good soldier” and would not deviate [...]

Bill Daley’s Third Way Promotes Limiting Lawsuits for Foreclosure Fraud Victims

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 11:01 am

It wasn’t so long ago that Third Way, which has gained renewed confidence and influence on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, opposed any moratorium on foreclosure operations, sticking their head in the sand and denying the existence of the growing foreclosure fraud crisis beyond a few “technical errors.” The fact that Third Way’s Board of [...]

Chamber of Commerce Appreciates “Tone” of Administration

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 10:38 am

The US Chamber of Commerce is quite pleased with the new tone coming out of the White House. I guess they prefer their Democrats compliant, who knew? The chamber’s president, Thomas J. Donohue, delivering the trade group’s annual State of American Business address on Tuesday morning, applauded “a new tone coming out of the White [...]

Bill Daley Will Be Named White House Chief of Staff

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 9:12 am

Former Commerce Secretary and current JP Morgan executive Bill Daley will step in as the White House Chief of Staff, according to multiple reports. The man who will take over the key position managing the White House opposed pushing forward on health care in 2010, opposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, believed the Administration should [...]

White House Staff Shuffle Begins as Robert Gibbs Leaves

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:38 am

With the new Republican majority eating up the headlines, I’d expect the President to try and regain the spotlight by announcing staff changes this week. The first one is already underway. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside [...]

Warren Inks State Partnership, Signs Petraeus’ Wife for CFPB

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 12:39 pm

Elizabeth Warren continues to make progress on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She signed a memorandum of understanding between CFPB and the states, to cooperate on oversight of businesses which provide financial products for consumers. There was substantial concern that a federal agency would kneecap state-based consumer protection efforts; Warren sees the CFPB and the [...]

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