The White House has started notifying reporters to expect an East Room send-off for departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tomorrow. Officials are confirming that Pete Rouse, now a senior adviser, will become chief of staff for an undetermined interim period of time. Rouse was Obama's Senate chief of staff, helped prepare him for the campaign, and served as former Sen, Thomas Daschle's chief of staff before that.
Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.