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No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

Tulsi Gabbard's New Chief Of Staff Raises Eyebrows In Hawaii

Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's (D-Hawaii) new chief of staff -- a business owner with no government experience -- is raising eyebrows in the state. Gabbard'...

Obama Just Quietly Sent His Chief Of Staff To Count Homeless People In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

It's not every day a top-ranking White House official gets hands-on in a local operation -- especially with very few cameras around. But last Thursday...

It's the Biggest Scandal Since...

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

... fill in the blanks: Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran Contra, Lewinsky... Benghazi? You may have noticed that every time one erupts, it's compared in heinousness to the last really big one.

So Five Former Chiefs of Staff Walk Into a Bar....

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

This Chief of Staff to the POTUS is a fascinating role. It's not in the Constitution and didn't even exist until World War II, moderator David Gergen pointed out, yet it wields tremendous power.

The First Ladies' First Lady: Creating an Undefined Role in the White House

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Nicole Glass

When their husbands win the presidency, American first ladies are thrust into the spotlight, forced to take a position with no job description and no pay. And it's not an easy task.

Friday Talking Points -- Run It Up the Flagpole

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "right to privacy" goes back further than Roe v. Wade. It actually stretches back to another Supreme Court case -- Griswold v. Connecticut. Remind people what this means.

Ben Hallman

Is White House Chief Jack Lew's Banking Background Bad News For Financial Reform? | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

As President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, ex-banker Jacob Lew assumes a powerful position at the height of a Washington battle over ...

WATCH: Rahm Says Chief Of Staff Gig Is 'Toughest Job In America'

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed in on the departure of White House chief of staff Bill Daley Tuesday, saying the fellow Chicagoan can leave the ...

WATCH: Daley Weighs In On Rahm's Performance So Far

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had little to say about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's performance in Chicago, but doled out veiled criticism by highlighting prob...

Jennifer Bendery

Longing For Rahm: Democrats Still Adjusting To Life With Bill Daley | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ask a congressional Democrat about the job Bill Daley is doing as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, and chances are you'll be met...

Warren Buffett Chief Of Staff's Business Card: 'You Don't Call Me. I Call You'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

Yesterday was Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett's birthday. And while the 81-year-old's public perception is that of an affable billionaire, his c...

Why Every (Enlightened) Chief Executive Needs a Chief of Staff

Jane Pak | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Jane Pak

We inherently believe the structure prevails and that the people should and will follow chains of command, hierarchy and protocol.

Villaraigosa's Chief Of Staff Resigns | David Zahniser | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Jeff Carr, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his post, the latest sign of tur...

Daley, Chief Of Staff, Earned $8.7 Million From JPMorgan Last Year

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year, the new White House chief of staff earned more than 180 times the pay of a typical American worker. William Daley, formerly JPMorgan Cha...

Obama Appoints Mr. Monopoly as Economic Advisor

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In his continuing efforts to forge better ties with business, President Obama has appointed Rich Uncle Pennybags, aka Mr. Monopoly, as Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

So Bill Daley, Who's Your Daddy?

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

Our financial system is past its prime. It is not longer suitable for the evolving society. So will Daley stand for the entrenched interests, or muster the courage to help the President usher in a new age?

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Daley Dismisses Report That He Forced Gibbs Out | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI -- The timing of President Barack Obama's appointment of Bill Daley as his new chief of staff, coming less than a day after Robert Gibbs announc...

The Smart Choice

Eric London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric London

Reaction to Obama's selection of Bill Daley as his chief of staff has been limited to a fairly predictable argument. But beyond the politics, is he a smart choice? I'd say yes. There are four arguments for Daley that are compelling.

William Daley Goes to Washington?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Sam Stein Explains Why Obama May Pick Bill Daley With An Eye Toward 2012

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Sam Stein dropped by the "Rachel Maddow" show on Tuesday to talk with guest host Chris Hayes about a hot prospect for Barack Obama's next chief of sta...

Valerie Jarrett: 'New Face' May Serve As White House Chief Of Staff

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Thursday that the White House might soon be seeking to fill open staff positions with candidates from ...

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

The CYA Mentality of Rahm, and Why Enough Is Enough

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

We cannot have a Chief of Staff more concerned with political implications than national security. I can only hope his replacement will more rightly understand the role of the nation's most important intelligence officer.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...