Obama’s Chief of Staff Demoted

In an unusual move for a White House chief of staff, William M. Daley has relinquished his day-to-day management roles as Obama’s top aide after 10 months in the position. According to The Wall Street Journal, Daley’s tense relations with both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are behind his role change. He reportedly angered other Democrats in Congress by trying to cut deals on the side with congressional Republicans. President Obama approved the role change, which will see Pete Rouse take over for Daley, in an attempt to smooth over relations in his administration as he prepares his reelection campaign, sources said.