Obama's New Chief of Staff: Pete Rouse
Pete Rouse will replace Rahm Emanuel as President Obama's Chief of Staff. Who?
A trusted adviser dating back to Obama's first days in the Senate, Rouse helped guide Obama's Washington rise. Obama once described Rouse as "completely ego-free."
He's known as a "fixer." Some insiders are skeptical.
[S]ome insiders question whether Rouse will be forceful enough to keep the rival power centers in the West Wing in check. Where Emanuel had his own base and was in many ways the dominant generator of ideas within the White House, Rouse is considered more of an arbitrator. He is also viewed as unthreatening by other senior members of the staff.
Obama will make the announcement at 11 a.m. Friday.
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