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White House Staffers Will Have Only 5 Hours To Move In The New First Family

HuffPost Live | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Despite the 2016 election being more than a year away, White House staffers have already begun prepping for the next first family. That's probably ...

First Woman Named In Charge Of White House Dessert

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama's office says Susan Mo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Staff Upheaval Actually Quite Normal, Say Former Bush, Clinton Officials | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, 2014 has been a year of goodbyes at the White House. Two weeks ago, he accepted the resignation of his Ve...

Obama Speaks Of Losing An 'Indispensable' Adviser

New York Times | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pete Rouse, President Obama’s “indispensable man” with a low profile and big footprint, is the quirky insider who built the Obama...

Meet The Woman Behind The Obamas' Summer Vacation

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- Even on a summer family vacation, President Barack Obama is followed by an entourage whose behind-the-scenes movements are ju...

White House: Staff Not Involved In Secret Service Scandal

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama's lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct...

Christina Wilkie

White House Party Team Steps Out | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's chief party planner, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard, rarely makes public appearances, but he made an exc...

Angella Reid Named First Woman Chief Usher At The White House

The Washington Post | The Reliable Source | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

There’s a new person in charge at the president’s pad — Angella Reid, just named the next chief usher of the White House....

White House Releases Staff Salaries

Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

The White House will pay more than $37 million in salaries for 454 employees in 2011, according to an annual report issued by the Obama administration...

How Much Do Obama Administration Staffers Make?

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

How much do White House staffers make? Twenty-one officials in the Obama administration earn the maximum salary, $172,000 a year, according to the Whi...

Sam Stein

White House Beefs Up Online Rapid Response | Sam Stein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid res...

Barack Obama and the Three Envelopes

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

While it's not clear that Barack Obama is doomed to be a one-term President, he does not have the Bill Clinton gift for translating big national problems into words the average voter can understand.

'Real World 44': Inside The Lives Of White House 20-Somethings

New York Times Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"This party," Herbie Ziskend announced, "is in honor of John Quincy Adams." The dirty-blond, blue-eyed 24-year-old, who once handled luggage for Barac...

Grueling Schedules Taking Their Toll On West Wing Staffers

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House mess -- the military-inspired term for the West Wing cafeteria -- opens at 7 a.m. each day. And each day, there is a long line of hung...

Ellen Moran, White House Communications Director, Leaving For Commerce Post

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House communications director Ellen Moran is stepping down to be chief of staff to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, becoming the fi...

WSJ: Obama's Agenda Overwhelming His Staff

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has filled nearly twice as many government posts as the previous two presidents did at this point in their first terms. The pro...

Chuck Kennedy, McClatchy Photographer, Takes White House Job

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chuck Kennedy, a veteran photographer who's covered presidential campaigns, the White House and Congress for two decades, is leaving the McClatchy-Tri...

Obama: Changing D.C.'s Mental-Muscle-Memory

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

While all new presidents start with an appeal for bi-partisan cooperation, Obama seems to be serious about it.

White House Deputy Chief Of Staff Quitting

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin will be leaving his job this month, according to White House spokesperson Dana Perino. Perino says Hagin'...