Obama Announces More White House Picks

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Two of these we sort of knew: Ron Klain will become Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff and Valerie Jarrett, longtime friend and confidante of both Barack and Michelle Obama, will have the title Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison (which looks like a very broad troubleshooting portfolio).

Obama has also tapped a seasoned and respected Capitol Hill insider, Phil Schiliro, to be Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Phil has spent most of his career in the House as Henry Waxman’s top aide, but he also put in some time on the other end of the Capitol in Tom Daschle’s Senate leadership office.