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Hill Dems Celebrate As White House Chief Of Staff Is Replaced


Regular readers won't be surprised by this. Back in November, when news broke that Daley had been quasi-demoted at the White House, Congressional Dems were all too aware, and all too pleased.

A big question now is: Who will replace Lew as OMB director. That's a Senate-confirmed position. And with Senate Republicans still furious about President Obama's recent recess appointments -- and with budget season now upon us -- it's easy to imagine a big fight over this vacancy...and possibly another recess appointment.

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