Officials: White House Chief Of Staff Resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senior administration officials say the White House chief of staff, William Daley, is resigning. He's being replaced by Jacob Lew, the budget director.

The change will be effective at the end of this month. President Barack Obama planned to announce it later Monday.

Obama chose Daley to be his White House chief of staff in January 2011, but Daley has had a somewhat rocky tenure.

Daley served as commerce secretary under President Bill Clinton and ran Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. He's the brother of recently retired Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the youngest son of legendary Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

Daley will serve as a co-chair of Obama's Chicago-based re-election efforts, said a campaign official, who requested anonymity ahead of the official announcement.

Daley's resignation was first reported by the Chicago Tribune/Los Angeles Times.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 08:59 PM
    The Obama ship is sinking and the rats are swimming for their lives.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jan 9, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    Where did all those " I voted for Obama " car bumper stickers go too? I never see them anymore? Looks like William Daley took his off his car today also. LOL! I did not work for the Hussein man! I need a job in 2012! After he is gone!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:10 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Same place as the McCain/Palin stickers....cash for clunkers!
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        by Anon on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM in reply to
        Oh, you mean that FAILED cash for clunkers program of Obama's? That rates right up there with Solyndra!!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    The man quit because he doesn't like Washington. Go figure.
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      by LOL on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:59 PM in reply to Barlow
      The man quit because he doesn't like Obama, nice spin though, LOL!!
  • by Cant wait until 2012 on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:49 PM
    Obama is STILL beating Romney in the polls, What in the WORLD could happen that has not already happened to make voters favor Romney? WW3? There is not a single thing that we don't know about Obama and they STILL favor him over Romney. They don't know a lot about Romney today and the more people get to know Romney (republicans and people in Mass) they tend to like him LESS, But republicans think this will magically change in 10 months and voters will learn to love him? NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 10, 2012 at 05:15 AM in reply to Cant wait until 2012
      Really? What libterdial web site did you get that jibberish from? A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the short holiday week ending Friday, December 30, finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would support the generic Republican candidate if the presidential election were held today, while 43% would vote for Obama. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:35 PM
    Just to play devil's advocate, Rasmussen is generally considered to be bias towards Republicans by a few percent in their polling. Gallup has Obama's approval ratings increasing to 46%, which is trending very close to the unbeatable approval ratings for an incumbent. It seems every time Obama has a showdown with Congress, it approval ratings jump a percent or two and theirs drops, I'm sure his team have noticed this trend too and will exploit it over the next year.
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      by Luke on Jan 9, 2012 at 08:00 PM in reply to
      To - Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 07:35 PM - Rasmussen polls in 2008 reported a Obama win in 2008 get your facts right , please no spin
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        by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:11 AM in reply to Luke
        And your point is????
  • by gop=lost souls on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:30 PM
    Ever heard of Bush? Oh ya, he doesn't exist in your detached reality. How do you right wing extremists have the gall to act like Bush never happened. To act like Obama WASN'T handed a horrible economy after 8 years of Bush. Are you that delusional, that much trapped in your fool's paradise, that you can so easily dismiss the past prior to the current President? The right wing is nothing but a bunch of clowns living in a dream world. Liberalism may be reprehensible, but what's good about conservatism? The modern conservative movement relies heavily upon lies, manipulations, delusion, hysteria, hate. It tries to act like it represents normalcy, but it doesn't. It represents extremism and deception. It's not normal at all. I would like to see a right winger who could have an honest conversation about Obama. But none of them can, because their day-to-day is so based upon dishonest conversations. If you got to section yourself off in a partisan bubble world away from the real world, then you are a weakling. By all means, stay in your fool's paradise. The real world is honestly too tough and scary for you.
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      by Democrats=Dummies on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:03 PM in reply to gop=lost souls
      Same old EXCUSE from the demorats, blame it all on Bush. Maybe if Clinton had done his job instead of doing Monica, he would have known about the terrorist threats that he left for Bush to clean up. Then you can take into account the mortgage mess that Clinton started with his "everyone deserves to own a home, whether they can afford it or not" program. Seems that Bush had alot of cleaning up to do as well, but you demodummies refuse to accept that fact. Detached from reality? Yes, that is a good description of the democrats!
  • by Disgusted with the GOP on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    Watch as the comment section fills up with Obama hate. They'll claim he's an epic failure. They'll claim he's going to lose in November. Obama's approval is in the low 50s, The economy is showing signs of improvement. Hate all you like, but he simply isn't the failure you try to make him out to be. November 2012 is not going to be good for the Obama haters.
  • by Ha ha Ha on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:06 PM
    Where were all you right wingers when Bachmanns' guy jumped ship??? Or when Donald Trump jumped the GOP ship??
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      by Let Me Explain on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:05 PM in reply to Ha ha Ha
      Let me explain this to you one more time. None of these people are PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, they are CANDIDATES OR (in Trump's case) CONSIDERING A RUN. Do you understand the difference? Probably not.
  • by cb Location: nc on Jan 9, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    Daley will serve as one of the co-chairs for Obama's re-election campaign. The other co-chair will be announced in coming weeks. Whydidyou not report that part?
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      by flip flop on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:19 PM in reply to cb
      Great...Daley is a fine man, but the upcoming battle with the zealots will take a younger man with the energy, and stamina to put them down hard and fast. Good job Bill...welcome aboard Jack..put on the boxing gloves...good selection Mr. President...way to go!...You have been winning big time, and we are sure this will continue with Jack by your side!
  • by Earl on Jan 9, 2012 at 02:07 PM
    This administration is so inept and corrupt that a Daley from Chicago won't even work for it.
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      by Pam on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:17 PM in reply to Earl
      When Kerry went up against Bush in 2004, Bush ended up with the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Same dynamic in 2012. When Massachusetts flip-flopper lightweight Romney goes up against Obama, Obama will end up with the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:44 PM in reply to Earl
      I like most of his record, and apparently most of America likes most of his record. Next loser Fox statement??
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