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  • Bill Daley: Firing Sebelius Like Firing Captain Of The Titanic

    10/24/2013 10:09:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | October 24, 2013
    "Some people are calling for her to be fired, to me, that’s kind of like firing Captain Smith on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. It’s not going to do much right now."
  • Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks

    07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Chad Pergram, Cristina Marcos
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday he’d like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks. The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that they’re interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe. “Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened,” Smith said in...
  • Bill Daley on Obama and the business community: "They think he's like Marx"

    04/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley acknowledged Wednesday that President Barack Obama has a "very difficult time" with the business community. "They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said. Daley made his comments in his first big speech since stepping down as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, giving a home town crowd insights into the White House and beyond. How does Obama get on with business people? "They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said. "It's like he's destroyed the world and the financial services industry as we know it. Most of the public today...
  • Won't You Come Home Bill Daley?

    02/12/2012 4:53:01 AM PST · by radioone · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-12-12 | Clarice Feldman
    The past week saw a tardy footnote explaining in part how the Administration was able to cram ObamaCare down the throats of Americans who overwhelmingly opposed (and still oppose) it. After the government spent $ 1.8 million dollars to defend the Justice Department lawyers who prosecuted the late Senator Ted Stevens, Judge Sullivan announced he was going to make public the 500 page report of the independent investigation of this team. In doing so he observed what I said long ago: "The government's ill-gotten verdict in the case not only cost that public official his bid for re-election, the results...
  • President Obama boxed in on birth control

    02/10/2012 4:48:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-10-12 | GLENN THRUSH and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    It was no secret inside the West Wing that Bill Daley, a Catholic with deep connections to the church hierarchy, vehemently opposed the administration’s proposal to require church-run hospitals and universities to give their employees free contraception. But it was the way he pushed his case that aggravated some women on President Barack Obama’s senior staff, according to current and former administration officials. In early November, without consulting them, Daley set up a four-man Oval Office meeting for himself, Obama, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Vice President Joe Biden, who both shared the view that the policy would sink...
  • Now We Will See The Real Obama and it Will Get Ugly

    01/14/2012 6:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Bill Daley leaving the Obama administration was big news for ten minutes. But as my friend Streetwise Professor and I discussed on Twitter after the news broke, this really signals a big change in direction on how Obama will campaign. It’s going to get really ugly. How ugly? Think of the election cycle from 1796-1804. It will be that ugly. The culmination of those election cycles was a duel by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, with Hamilton losing his life after the gun battle.Both Hamilton and Jefferson manipulated the press of that time to scandalize the other side. Character assassination...
  • House Republican links Daley’s departure to Solyndra probe

    01/10/2012 3:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    The House Republican leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee alleged Tuesday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley resigned in part because of the GOP probe into the failed solar company. “I understand his desire to leave the White House given the seriousness of this and other investigations marring the integrity and credibility of this Administration,” Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative panel, said in a statement. Stearns, who is heading up a months-long Republican investigation
  • Bill Daley Resigns and Budget Director Jack Lew Takes Over

    01/09/2012 12:09:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 19 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Bill Daley tells ABC News that he resigned last week as chief of staff, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Senior administration officials confirm that Jacob “Jack” Lew, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the new chief of staff. Daley was brought in to replace Rahm Emanuel, but in November his role was “changed,” with more power given to senior adviser Pete Rouse. At the time White House officials insisted the move was in no way a demotion, but it certainly wasn’t a vote of confidence. [...]
  • Bill Daley resignation: Hill Democrats are happy but Obama is stunned

    01/09/2012 4:52:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/9/12 | GLENN THRUSH
    Bill Daley was never a great fit inside the West Wing. He had an even rockier relationship with key Hill Democrats, especially Harry Reid, so the tears aren’t exactly flowing today — even though most White House staffers bear no personal animosity to Daley. (Here’s my initial story on the friction, including anger at Daley among junior White House staffers.) Seven quick observations, culled from White House staffers, former Obama administration officials and other Democrats, in the wake of Daley’s sudden departure: 1. Daley’s departure really did stun Obama, who didn’t have a successor immediately in mind (Apart from Lew,...
  • Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    01/09/2012 1:59:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Lynn Sweet
    Washington - When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois. And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home. And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama's best friends, had been recruited...
  • Officials: White House chief of staff resigning

    01/09/2012 11:36:55 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2012, 2:20 PM EST | BEN FELLER
    Two senior administration officials say the White House chief of staff, William Daley, is resigning. He's being replaced by Jacob Lew, the budget director. The change will be effective at the end of this month. President Barack Obama planned to announce it later Monday.
  • William Daley to step down as Obama's chief of staff

    01/09/2012 11:35:23 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 9, 2012 | Christi Parsons
    William Daley is stepping down as White House chief of staff and budget director Jack Lew is taking over the President Obama’s team as it heads into a tough election year, senior administration officials say. Daley gave his letter of resignation to the president in a private meeting in the Oval Office last week, recounting the administration's successes of his one year on the job and saying it was time for him to return to his hometown of Chicago.
  • Bill Daley resigning as White House chief of staff

    01/09/2012 12:05:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/9/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Bill Daley is stepping down from his job as White House chief of staff and will be replaced by budget director Jack Lew, a senior administration official said Monday. Daley’s tenure has been plagued by complaints about his management style and his rocky relations with Congress. He already had ceded some responsibility in recent months, but his decision to leave his post surprised White House officials. The job went to Lew because of his strong connections on Capitol Hill and his wide variety of experiences in government and the private sector, according to a second senior administration official. The transition...
  • Daley’s Demotion: How Washington Elites Got Obama Wrong

    11/08/2011 9:57:37 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11-8-11 | Jonathan Chait
    Hiring Bill Daley as chief of staff may not have been the biggest mistake of President Obama’s first term, but it was surely the most obvious one. Now he appears to be reversing it. The official line is that Daley is not being demoted, he is merely handing off more of the day-to-day responsibilities of managing the presidency to Pete Rouse. But, of course, managing the day-to-day traffic in the White House is the entire source of the chief of staff’s power. All accounts suggest Daley performed the mechanics of his job in a catastrophically bad way. But the interesting...
  • (Hussein aide) Bill Daley vents frustration with Congressional Democrats, Republicans

    10/29/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Bill Daley vents frustration with Congressional Democrats, RepublicansReuters 3:47 p.m. CDT, October 28, 2011 A top aide to President Barack Obama expressed frustration Friday with his fellow Democrats as well as Republican members of Congress for resisting the White House's domestic agenda. The comments by Obama's chief of staff William Daley, made in an interview with the Politico newspaper, could add to tension that has arisen between Obama and some congressional Democrats. “On the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive,” Daley told Politico. “This...
  • White House Defends Daley Amid Calls for Staff Shakeup

    09/16/2011 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    White House Defends Daley Amid Calls for Staff Shakeup By Stephen Clark Published September 16, 2011 | FoxNews.com The White House is standing firm behind President Obama's chief of staff, Bill Daley, after several unnamed aides reportedly lambasted Daley's management style and Democrats blamed him for the president's limited successes since Republicans took control of Congress. Daley, a former businessman and commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, was brought in to replace Rahm Emanuel who became Chicago mayor this year. Daley, considered a shrewd but fair negotiator, was seen as a conduit to thaw icy relations between the White House...
  • Daley: D.C. 'dysfunction' hurts jobs

    07/10/2011 8:10:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Daley: D.C. 'dysfunction' hurts jobs By: Mike Allen July 10, 2011 10:23 AM EDT White House Chief of Staff William Daley told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour on “This Week” that questions about whether political leaders “have the guts to stand up and do the tough things” is “one of the wet blankets on this economy.” Daley, speaking after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the plug on a $4 trillion bargain that would have reformed entitlements in conjunction with raising the debt ceiling, said President Barack Obama will continue to push for the biggest deal possible. “This president is committed to...
  • OBAMA SCREAMS AT STAFF: “What the F**k Was That?” After Netanyahu Meeting

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 329 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 6/12/11 | Jim Hoft
    Body language expert Tanya Reiman told Bill O’Reilly recently that Obama lied – He was no friend of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Reiman said that Obama had “contempt in his eyes” and displayed it with his body language when he was with Benjamin Netanyahu. It was obvious. Narcissists don’t like being challenged. Now we know the rest of the story…Obama went into a rage after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured him on his suicide plan for Israel. NewsFavor reported, via Doug Ross: Shortly after the photo-op meeting and “working lunch” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the one that...
  • US considers tapping oil reserves to ease soaring prices

    03/06/2011 9:40:56 AM PST · by mojito · 87 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/6/2011 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON - White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said on Sunday the Obama administration is considering tapping into the US strategic oil reserve as one way to help ease soaring oil prices. Speaking on NBC television's "Meet the Press," Daley said: "We are looking at the options. The issue of the reserves is one we are considering. ... All matters have to be on the table." There has been support among Senate Democrats for tapping the reserves. Senator Jay Rockefeller on Thursday became the third Democrat to ask President Barack Obama to tap America's emergency oil supply to cool...
  • President Obama chooses William Daley as next White House chief of staff, sources tell AP

    01/06/2011 8:52:01 AM PST · by sunmars · 12 replies
    MSNBC Breaking
    No link yet. Just what we need, A daley running the WH.
  • Bill Daley Will Be New White House Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 9:09:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/6/11 | Publius
    NBC News and Politico are reporting that Bill Daley, brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton and long-time executive at Wall Street’s JP Morgan Chase will join the Obama Administration as White House Chief of Staff.
  • Report: Bill Daley Likely To Run For Obama's Senate Seat (now Burris)

    03/08/2009 9:43:26 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 1,090+ views
    TPMDC ^ | 3-5-09 | Eric Kleefeld
    The potential field of candidates for President Obama's Senate seat -- for which Roland Burris may or may not be running -- keeps on growing. The Hill reports that Bill Daley, former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton, is on the verge of entering the race for President Obama's former Senate seat. Daley is the brother of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and son of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Daley was also a co-chairman of Obama's presidential campaign, and has reportedly spoken to top political talent including Larry Grisolano -- who works for David Axelrod and David Plouffe's...
  • Mayor Daley's Man

    11/10/2008 10:14:26 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 540+ views
    Red State ^ | 11-10-08 | Dan McLaughlin
    This Is Not The Machine You Are Looking For If you've read my Integrity Gap series on Barack Obama, or lengthier treatments like David Freddoso's book, you will be familiar with what was probably the most scandalously under-reported story of 2008, which is President-Elect Obama's deep and longstanding ties to machine politics in Illinois, most notably to the Daley machine in Chicago. You'll also recognize two other key themes: Obama's ties to politically well-connected housing interests ranging from slumlords like Tony Rezko to Beltway powerhouses like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ACORN, and Obama's practice of providing official favors...
  • Biden's Illinois and Daley ties

    08/26/2008 9:07:04 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 208+ views
    ChicagoTribune/The Swamp ^ | 8-23-08 | Rick Pearson
    Sure there's all that talk that Sen. Joe Biden brings to Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign some gravitas on the issues of foreign affairs and national security. But the choice of Biden as Obama's running mate also reflects some of the synergy among the Illinois senator's senior strategists. One of Biden's top advisers for his short-lived 2008 presidential campaign was David Wilhelm, an ex-Chicagoan who formerly chaired the Democratic National Committee and was the 1992 campaign manager for Bill Clinton. Wilhelm, who is a superdelegate from Ohio, also was Biden's Iowa campaign director in the Delaware senator's ill-fated 1988 presidential...
  • Bank One tells city its units may have had ties to slavery

    06/09/2004 10:36:39 AM PDT · by schaketo · 23 replies · 326+ views
    Chicago Sun Times, IL ^ | June 9, 2004 | Fran Spielman
    Bank One has filed an affidavit with City Hall warning that it "owns subsidiaries that conduct business in states where slavery was practiced" and that predecessors of some of those companies may have had ties to slavery. Although Bank One checked the box that says it has "found records relating to investments or profits from slavery," the carefully worded disclosure statement filed by Bank One Capital Markets in connection with a water bond issue makes no such claim. It merely states that such ties may exist because of the history of its many subsidiaries and the states in which they...
  • Bill Daley Named Midwest Chairman of J.P. Morgan (Chicago Mayor's Brother)

    05/17/2004 6:11:13 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 282+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | May 17, 2004 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) Former Commerce Secretary William Daley, who resigned last week as president of SBC Communications Inc., was named Midwest chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase on Monday. William Harrison, chairman and chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, and James Dimon, CEO of Bank One Corp., announced the appointment. The two banks are in the process of merging. Daley will be the face of J.P. Morgan at the senior levels of the bank's clients in the Midwest and will serve on the combined firm's executive committee. He will report to Harrison and work from Chicago. The merger, which is awaiting regulatory...