Posted by | January 9, 2012 15:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

Budget director Jack Lew is stepping into the chief of staff job, as Bill Daley steps down.

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.

President Obama made the news official this afternoon in a brief appearance in the state dining room of the White House, where he told reporters in somber tones that he is sorry to see Daley leave.

“There’s no question I will deeply miss having Bill at my side here at the White House,” Obama said. “But Chicago is only a phone call away.”

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