Political Headlines June 9, 2013: Sens. John McCain, Dianne Feinstein and Obama Chief of Staff on Surprise Trip to Gitmo

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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McCain, Feinstein and Obama Chief of Staff on Surprise Trip to Gitmo

Source: ABC News Radio, 6-9-13

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Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., traveled to the federal detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Sunday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough….READ MORE

Full Text Obama Presidency January 25, 2013: President Barack Obama Announces Key White House Posts

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

President Obama Announces Key White House Posts

Source: WH, 1-25-13 

Today, President Barack Obama announced the following individuals will serve in key White House posts:

• Denis McDonough – White House Chief of Staff
• Rob Nabors – Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Policy
• Antony Blinken – Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
• Danielle Gray – Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary
• Katy Kale – Assistant to the President for Management and Administration
• Lisa Monaco – Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor
• Jennifer Palmieri – Assistant to the President and Communications Director
• Dan Pfeiffer – Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
• Miguel Rodriguez –Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs
• David Simas – Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy

President Obama said, “The challenges we face as a country, from rebuilding middle class security to strengthening our national security are complicated, and require thoughtful, comprehensive solutions.  That’s why I am proud to announce a team with the deep expertise necessary to move our country forward.  From growing the economy and shrinking our deficits, to keeping our country safe and addressing the dangers of climate change, these are people who will not rest until we get the job done. Led by Denis, this team is an extraordinary group of talented individuals with whom I will be honored to work.”

Political Headlines January 25, 2013: President Barack Obama Names Denis McDonough His New Chief of Staff

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Obama to Name Denis McDonough as His New Chief of Staff

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-25-13

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama on Friday will introduce Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, according to a White House official.

McDonough will replace Jack Lew, who has been nominated to be Treasury Secretary.  If confirmed by the Senate, Lew will replace outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the longest-serving member of Obama’s economic team….READ MORE

Political Headlines January 17, 2013: Denis McDonough to Be Obama’s New Chief of Staff?

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Denis McDonough to Be Obama’s New Chief of Staff?

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-17-13

The White House | Pete Souza

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough is the likely choice to be President Obama’s next chief of staff, replacing Jack Lew, who has been nominated to be Treasury Secretary.

White House officials say the president has not made a final decision, but informed sources say they expect McDonough will be chosen….READ MORE

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