TPM Livewire Guru Delaying Move To White House By One Month

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Zients was tapped by President Obama in October to fix the troubled federal Obamacare website after its disastrous launch. Under his guidance, the White House declared the site effectively fixed at the beginning of this month.

The delay will give Zients more time to prepare to transition to his new role, the official said. The Times reported that a replacement to head will be named soon, perhaps as early as this week.