POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, January 7, 2010
January 7th, 2011
04:22 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, January 7, 2010

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CNN: Daley moving quickly to take power at White House
New White House Chief of Staff William Daley will be on the job before the State of the Union, according to senior administration officials, and there are early signs he also will be bringing in some of his own senior aides. The decision is leaving some current White House staffers feeling uneasy about where they will fit in the flow chart. Several Democratic sources said Daley is planning to bring along to the White House at least some close allies, people who date back to his time as commerce secretary during the Clinton administration as well as other stops in his impressive resume.

CNN: Daley to help Obama move to the center?
William Daley, a member of an influential political family, has been a fixture in Washington politics and in the business community. And that experience that will serve him well now that he has been named President Obama's chief of staff, political observers say. "President Obama has made a brilliant choice in naming William Daley ... and his selection sends a clear signal that he intends to govern and campaign from the center over the next two years," said Jonathan Cowen, president of the self-described moderate organization Third Way.

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