WASHINGTON (CNN) - Melody Barnes could be one of the most powerful inside players you've never heard of.
Watch: Power player pushes Obama's agenda
As director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Barnes has a huge role in determining whether the domestic policy initiatives President Obama pledged to carry out will be enacted.
Barnes' job is to make sure the Cabinet and other agencies under the White House's control are putting Obama's policy agenda front and center, from health care and education reform to urban affairs and immigration.
Watch: Barnes on American Morning
From her West Wing office, she spends her days talking to Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress and advocacy groups.
What does a typical day look like?
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