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Former corporate lawyer named Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday named White House aide and former Chicago corporate lawyer Tina Tchen as her new Chief of Staff, the White House said.…

W.H. widens search for Gibbs successor

A growing list of outsiders is said to include former DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

State Dept. defends climate approach

Climate envoy: “It is equally clear that the structures of Kyoto would not work for us.” Read the full story on Poliitico.…

The Caucus: A.C.L.U. Weighs In on Guantánamo

Rights group opposes restricting the transfer of Guantanamo detainees. President is urged to consider vetoing legislation. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

The Caucus: Obama to Speak to Chamber of Commerce

The president’s outreach to the chamber is part of a strategy for the second part of his term of emphasizing business-friendly policies. Read the full story from The New York…

Mass. GOP feuds in post-Brown era

Long-suffering Massachusetts Republicans have come crashing down from their Scott Brown high. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

The Caucus: Bill Daley Visits White House

President Obama on Wednesday was scheduled to meet with William Daley, the former commerce secretary in the Clinton administration who has emerged as the leading contender for White House chief…

Labor scrambles to regroup

A divided labor movement is coming together for a new campaign to protect public workers. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Nevada titan Raggio to retire

The Silver State’s longest-serving state senator, though Republican, backed Harry Reid in 2010. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Admin reorganizes health bureaucracy

A new division on insurance and oversight moves from HHS to CMS. Read the full story on Poliitico.…