White House Shakeup: Bill Daley Gives Up Some Duties

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After what's been described as either a decision to "expand" his duties or as a series of "missteps" leading to a less hands-on role, White House chief of staff Bill Daley will be handing over some of his management duties to another senior aide, Pete Rouse, The Wall Street Journal first reported. The Journal and Politico, citing their own administration sources, emphasized that the change was due to, as Politico wrote, "his management style and ineffectual relationship with Congress," including reported tensions with his handling of debt ceiling negotiations with both John Boehner and Harry Reid.

Officials who spoke to CNN and The Los Angeles Times appeared to dispute, or at least have a more generous retelling, of the management shakeup. "That's just flat wrong," the official told CNN late Monday of The Journal's story. "Daley is chief of staff. He is not turning over day-to-day management of the White House." CNN, however, does quote the official noting a change that Pete Rouse "will operate something like the chief operations officer of the White House."

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