A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House.
The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center
for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President
Obama for a year.
The Times reported Podesta will help the White House on “matters
related to the health care law, administration organization and
executive actions,” with particular focus on so-called climate change
issues, according to a person familiar with the plans.
Podesta is a long-time champion of the use of executive powers,
including bypassing the legislative branch to enact progressive change.
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WASHINGTON — President Obama, after a rocky year that leaves him at
the lowest ebb of his presidency, is bringing into his White House
circle the longtime Democratic strategist John D. Podesta, a former
chief of staff for President Bill Clinton.
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