President Obama listens as William Daley, the new White House chief of staff, makes a statement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama listens as William Daley, the new White House chief of staff, makes a statement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **