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Obama Plans Staff Overhaul

Looks like David Plouffe will be bringing campaign discipline to the White House: The incoming White House senior adviser, who managed Obama’s 2008 campaign and is replacing David Axelrod, will run the White House’s press and messaging operations, among other responsibilities. Politico says White House staff is unhappy about the slow pace of Obama’s reorganization, which is typical of his deliberative process. Politico floats former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as possible White House appointees; it also says press secretary Robert Gibbs is almost certain to move into a new role, perhaps as a senior adviser or working with Axelrod on the 2012 reelection campaign.

December 15, 2010 1:07 AM