William Daley to Be Obama's New Chief of Staff

Former commerce secretary will replace interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse.

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The Washington Post reports that former Commerce Secretary William Daley will be named Obama's new chief of staff at a 2:30 p.m. EST announcement today. He will replace interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, who took over for Rahm Emanuel, a candidate in the Chicago mayoral race.

This week seems to be a week full of changes in the White House. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, resigned Wednesday and said that he will begin working on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Although the search for his replacement is in the early stages, Bill Burton, the deputy press secretary, and Jay Carney, Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, are front-runners for the job.

Read more about Obama's chief of staff appointment at the Washington Post.

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