For a series of reasons — to a large degree trying to learn the lessons of 1994 — the administration has kept its distance from the legislative wrangling on Capitol Hill. At least publicly, that is. The White House has stuck to annunciating broad principles and letting the folks on the Hill come up with a bill. But that’s far from the whole story. The White House has a team of advisors — some you know, others you may not — attending meetings, monitoring, coaxing, massaging and yes, often, guiding what’s happening.
So who are they and who’s doing what?
Today we introduce you to the White House team.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.