1. to the rescue

    Report: Podesta to Join Obama

    John Podesta, chair of the Center for American Progress, speaks at the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project economic forum on taxes in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 3, 2012. At the end of 2012, the income tax cuts first enacted in 2001 and 2003 will expire. If Congress doesn't act, tax rates will rise for wages, capital gains, dividends and estates. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    When in need, take a helping hand from Bill Clinton. Democratic strategist and former chief of staff for President Clinton, John Podesta, will reportedly be returning to the White House to help President Obama get out of a messy situation. Podesta, who is the founder of research group Center for American Progress, helped during Obama's presidential transition in 2008 and has served as an adviser since. He is expected to help Obama's chief of staff, Denis McDonough, with the health-care law and climate-change issues.

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