More staffing changes at the White House
Jake Tapper lays it out:
Sources tell ABC News that President Obama will announce a number of staffing changes this afternoon, including the appointment of two new deputy chiefs of staff: current head of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle and current White House director of Scheduling and Advance Alyssa Mastromonaco.
White House insiders say Robert Gibbs' replacement as White House press secretary will be Jay Carney, the current communications director for the Vice President, though the president has yet to inform Carney or any of the other candidates -- deputy communications director Jen Psaki, in particular, but also deputy press secretaries Bill Burton and Josh Earnest -- of his decision.
Other job announcements include a role for Assistant to the President for Special Projects Stephanie Cutter as deputy to senior adviser David Plouffe and a senior staff role for David Lane, a longtime aide to chief of staff Bill Daley, on Daley's team. Rob Nabors, currently a senior adviser to the White House chief of staff, will become director of legislative affairs; the current director, Phil Schiliro, has long been expected to leave after a very active two years.
It's worth noting that, as of late, Cutter has been leading the communications effort on behalf of the Affordable Care Act and DeParle ran the White House's Office of Health Reform. So one way or the other, there's going to be a lot of knowledge and interest in the fate of the health-care bill among the top staff at the White House.
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