ObamaWhiteHouse http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/491/all en Slow News Day? Obama White House 'Happier Workplace' Thanks to New Team http://www.mrc.org/articles/slow-news-day-obama-white-house-happier-workplace-thanks-new-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jackie Calmes tackles the tough stories: &quot;Nonetheless, staff members describe a happier workplace with clearer lines of authority and less fear of being chided by the often brusque Mr. Emanuel. Responsibility for communications and messaging has been consolidated. Cabinet members who were often overlooked in the past say they are more in the loop. With Mr. Daley taking the lead, there is more outreach to Republicans and business groups.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Slow news Friday? In "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/us/politics/04staff.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=jackie%20calmes&st=cse">With a Change in Top Aides, The West Wing Quiets Down</a>," reporter Jackie Calmes fawned over Obama's top aides, chief of staff William Daley and adviser David Plouffe, as a welcome balm after the frenzied working atmosphere set by former chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel (though the paper hardly maintained a drumbeat of criticism during Rahm's reign).<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/slow-news-day-obama-white-house-happier-workplace-thanks-new-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ObamaWhiteHouse TimesWatch Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:25:00 +0000 admin 181 at http://www.mrc.org