Podesta To Serve As Obama Counselor

Podesta comes as problems mount for the administration, highlighted by the continuing struggle over the implementation of health care reform.

John PodestaFormer Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta will be brought into the White House fold once again to serve as a counselor for President Barack Obama, according to a report in the New York Times Monday evening.

Podesta comes as problems mount for the administration, highlighted by the continuing struggle over the implementation of health care reform.

Podesta is currently the chair of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think-tank that he founded. He previously served Obama as the head of the transition team following the 2008 election.

 

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