White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew. Over the summer Lew was deeply involved in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Daley has only been on the job for about a year.
Heading into the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, Mitt Romney is ahead in the polls. But there's a race among Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, as they try to attract conservative voters in the state.
The pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future received the contribution from Sheldon Adelson. He'd already given the legal limit to Gingrich's campaign, but under the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and other recent changes in the law, he can give as much as he wants to a SuperPAC like Winning Our Future.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman bypassed Iowa's Jan. 3 primary to focus on Tuesday's competition in New Hampshire. Now, the latest polls suggest that he could be gaining ground in the Granite State. "You've got to beat market expectations," Huntsman tells NPR's Robert Siegel.
New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary is Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a commanding lead in polls, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul looks likely to finish second. But a tight race for third has developed among three of the remaining candidates — including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down. He's held the position for about a year. Jack Lew, the director of the Office of Management and Budget will replace Daley. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.
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