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December 10, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- With his approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. John Podesta, the former White House chief of staff from the Clinton impeachment period, has agreed to join Obama for a year as he tries to right his ship, according to a source familiar with the decision. The Democratic veteran arrives as the president scrambles to fix the troubled startup of the Affordable Care Act and to recover public support for his most important domestic achievement.
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December 11, 2013 | Christi Parsons
With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. The appointment of John Podesta, who was the White House chief of staff during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment proceedings in Congress, is an acknowledgment by Obama of the extent of the problems that have dogged the first year of his second term.
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December 11, 2013 | Christi Parsons
With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. The appointment of John Podesta, who was the White House chief of staff during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment proceedings in Congress, is an acknowledgment by Obama of the extent of the problems that have dogged the first year of his second term.
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- With his approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. John Podesta, the former White House chief of staff from the Clinton impeachment period, has agreed to join Obama for a year as he tries to right his ship, according to a source familiar with the decision. The Democratic veteran arrives as the president scrambles to fix the troubled startup of the Affordable Care Act and to recover public support for his most important domestic achievement.
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August 9, 2009 | Johanna Neuman and Brendan Bigelow
You can see him in the footage -- standing next to former President Clinton as they met with North Korean officials, and again over his shoulder as they returned from North Korea on a successful mission to free U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Studious and unobtrusive, John Podesta is the consummate inside player, a marathoner known for his discipline -- and his cooking. He was Clinton's White House chief of staff. He was co-chairman of President Obama's transition team.
NEWS
October 21, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That John David Podesta has an appropriate fondness for roller coasters did not go without notice in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. "That will certainly serve him well here," said President Clinton, leaving unsaid the obvious: That as his new--and fourth--chief of staff, Podesta is taking over a White House staff that in its six years has climbed the heights to triumph but also knows too well the terrifying descents. Podesta, 49, will replace Erskine Bowles.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2012 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
With the appointment of Jacob Lew as his new chief of staff, President Obama chose a Washington veteran who is well-liked on Capitol Hill, but — just as important for dealing with hostile Republicans in a election year — is also an expert on the executive powers Obama can use to advance his agenda without lawmakers' cooperation. Lew, who replaces William M. Daley, steps into the role after a year of fierce partisan battles that saw Obama's policy goals largely stalled in Congress.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning MOBY Group chair Saad Mohseni; John Podesta. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics; Olympic animals; British food and drink. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Olivia Munn; Lou Diamond Phillips; Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; co-host Joel McHale.
NEWS
April 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton will visit Colorado on the eve of the first anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings to promote a state ballot initiative that would require background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows, a senior White House official said. White House Chief of Staff John Podesta said the trip also would attempt to increase pressure on Congress.
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January 8, 1995 | Associated Press
President Clinton has named Deputy Defense Secretary John M. Deutch and presidential assistant John Podesta to the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy. The commission has a two-year mandate to survey government procedures for protecting national security information and the granting of security clearances.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning MOBY Group chair Saad Mohseni; John Podesta. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics; Olympic animals; British food and drink. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Olivia Munn; Lou Diamond Phillips; Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; co-host Joel McHale.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2012 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
With the appointment of Jacob Lew as his new chief of staff, President Obama chose a Washington veteran who is well-liked on Capitol Hill, but — just as important for dealing with hostile Republicans in a election year — is also an expert on the executive powers Obama can use to advance his agenda without lawmakers' cooperation. Lew, who replaces William M. Daley, steps into the role after a year of fierce partisan battles that saw Obama's policy goals largely stalled in Congress.
NATIONAL
August 9, 2009 | Johanna Neuman and Brendan Bigelow
You can see him in the footage -- standing next to former President Clinton as they met with North Korean officials, and again over his shoulder as they returned from North Korea on a successful mission to free U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Studious and unobtrusive, John Podesta is the consummate inside player, a marathoner known for his discipline -- and his cooking. He was Clinton's White House chief of staff. He was co-chairman of President Obama's transition team.
NEWS
October 21, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That John David Podesta has an appropriate fondness for roller coasters did not go without notice in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. "That will certainly serve him well here," said President Clinton, leaving unsaid the obvious: That as his new--and fourth--chief of staff, Podesta is taking over a White House staff that in its six years has climbed the heights to triumph but also knows too well the terrifying descents. Podesta, 49, will replace Erskine Bowles.
NEWS
June 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The grand jury in the Monica S. Lewinsky inquiry questioned John Podesta, deputy White House chief of staff, after receiving a rare briefing from Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr. Podesta, acting on a request from presidential secretary Betty Currie, asked U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson to consider hiring Lewinsky last year. Podesta has given five hours of testimony during three grand jury appearances.
NEWS
December 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton revamped the upper reaches of his White House staff, replacing a cadre of campaign heroes with newly promoted advisors loyal to incoming Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. As the president turned his focus to four remaining Cabinet vacancies, Bowles promised that the staff will hum with the efficiency of a business. But Bowles demonstrated that he can throw an elbow or two: He nudged out the current deputy chiefs of staff, Harold M.
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