Obama taps Denis McDonough as chief of staff


President Obama names Denis McDonough as his new chief of staff. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama promoted McDonough, one of his most trusted and loyal deputies, to oversee White House operations as the administration tackles its major second-term legislative initiatives, including gun control measures, immigration reform and tax and budget issues

Read the rest of the story, including other appointments, here.

David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.

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