His arrival is a signal that the president

February 22, 2013

Former Clinton aide Podesta joining White House to advise Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is returning to 2018 canada goose outlet the White House to advise canada goose replica President Barack Obama as he struggles to regain his Canada Goose Coats On Sale footing Canada Goose online after the flawed healthcare law rollout.

John Podesta, then president and chief executive canada goose black friday sale officer of the https://www.expeditionparkaoutlets.ca Center cheap Canada Goose for American canada goose deals Progress, attends the National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington in this October 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

Podesta steered Obama transition team in 2008 after he Canada Goose Online won the presidency. His arrival is a signal that the president, famous for accepting counsel primarily from a tight knit group of advisers, is looking for some outside help as he seeks canada goose clearance to Canada Goose sale regain momentum in his second term.

Podesta will have the title of counselor to the president. Obama chief of staff, Denis McDonough, had the idea buy canada goose jacket to bring him on, White canadian goose jacket House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

Obama top energy and climate adviser, Heather Zichal, recently left the White canada goose store House. Obama laid out a strategy for tackling global buy canada goose jacket cheap warming earlier this year.

Podesta will also help McDonough on issues related to the healthcare law and executive orders.

The White House has made clear canada goose coats that on policy issues where it fails to get congressional support it will seek to take executive actions that do not require lawmakers votes.

Carney said Podesta tenure would coincide with the 2014 calendar year.

Longtime presidential counselor Pete Rouse is expected to step down soon, leaving another hole in Obama team of long serving advisers.

Top political strategists canada goose outlet toronto factory David Plouffe, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs who helped the president win both elections and were key figures in his first term White House did canada goose coats on sale not stay for the president canada goose clearance sale second term.

Obama has been criticized for being too insular. McDonough, since becoming chief of staff, has addressed that criticism by increasing White House outreach to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, for example, with mixed results.

Podesta is the chair of the Center for American Progress, a left leaning policy Canada Goose Parka group that has close ties to the Obama administration. He is also a former adviser to Tom Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader Canada Goose Outlet from whom Obama has canada goose inherited other trusted Canada Goose canada goose store Jackets staffers.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Steve Holland on Air canada goose outlet store locations Force One; Editing by Eric Beech.

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