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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

Obama Close to Naming McDonough as Next Chief of Staff

Source: Bloomberg

President Barack Obama is close to naming Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff, with an announcement coming as soon as this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.

McDonough, if selected, would succeed Jack Lew, Obama’s choice as the next Treasury secretary. Selecting McDonough would elevate one of the president’s former congressional staff members whose loyalty to him is unquestioned, according to people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss personnel decisions.

The chief of staff serves as the president’s gatekeeper, making the position one of the most powerful in the White House. Obama, a senator from Illinois when he won the presidency in 2008, has a long relationship with McDonough, 43, who joined his Capitol Hill office in 2007, said the people.

“Denis has been one of the people the president has most trusted and depended on,” said Bill Burton, Obama’s former deputy press secretary. “He is extraordinarily talented, extremely intelligent and unbelievably loyal in a town where loyalty is not always rewarded.”

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-15/obama-close-to-naming-mcdonough-as-next-chief-of-staff.html

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:14 AM

1. DU ...

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:07 PM

4. I'm sure we'll find something to get us worked up.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:51 PM

2. Will he have to be confirmed by the Senate?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. No. Chief of Staff is considered a White House staff position and requires no Senate confirmation.nt

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