President Obama is surrounded by aides at the White House. From left, Phil Schiliro, Sean Sweeney, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina and Dan Turton are part of his team. More than a year into Mr. Obama's term, the people the president is most often seen huddling with in the Oval Office and the Situation Room are men, most notably press secretary Robert Gibbs and senior adviser David Axelrod, along with Mr. Emanuel, who joined the Obama team after the election. (Associated Press)

President Obama is surrounded by aides at the White House. From left, Phil Schiliro, Sean Sweeney, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina and Dan Turton are part of his team. More than a year into Mr. Obama's term, the people the president is most often seen huddling with in the Oval Office and the Situation Room are men, most notably press secretary Robert Gibbs and senior adviser David Axelrod, along with Mr. Emanuel, who joined the Obama team after the election. (Associated Press)