(CNN) – Nancy-Ann DeParle, among the most prominent women in President Barack Obama’s inner circle, is set to depart her White House post after his second-term inauguration.
DeParle, deputy White House chief of staff, will join the Brookings Institution later this month and also begin lecturing at Harvard Law School. News of DeParle’s departure was announced Friday by Brookings Institution’s president, Strobe Talbott.
Earlier this week, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced she would resign. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also are on their way out.
DeParle, one of the president’s key point persons during the drafting of the health care bill in 2010, was thought to be under consideration to replace Jack Lew as President Obama’s chief of staff. Obama nominated Lew earlier this week to be the next Treasury secretary.
The White House did not comment on DeParle’s exit.
OH, I guess CNN forgot to ,mention she made $6 million as a health care lobbyist.
When will it be announced that Valerie Jarrett will be the President's Chief of Staff?
Karen, keep you eye on the ball. Karl Rove made 100M+ and spent and waste. How much gone into his bank account. you guess? far more than 6M.
The issue is it is time to change of guard, 4 years in one pressure cooker is not good for health. Some can handle it, most want a change. That is life, that is OK. regardless they make money or not.
Get a life
They all do it. Whether they go from gov to lobbying or to wall street and then back, this path has been wide open for as long as I remember. It's no different than a retiring General deciding he's going to work for a defense contractor, sure they have waiting periods but I think anyone would gladly wait how ever long it took if they saw some big $$$ at the end of the rainbow. On the one hand it clearly seems to be a conflict of interest but on the other hand you want these people to be free to persue their career choices. Since both parties do this all the time I doubt it will ever change.
the only one i care about leaving the administration is o'dumpo. as long as he's there our country is in a world of hurt and he can't be gone soon enough for me!
Yay! One more Obamalooney butt kisser down, a big bunch more to go! Now Obamie will have less women slaves. Keep "Bending Forward', though. He just loves it like that. Oh well...
Some people, like you Jerry, aren't capable of grown-up conversation. Maybe you aren't even an adult but some bored dropout – which is more likely.
I agree with Cynthia L. that you don't know how to build-up conversations. However, I disagree with her that you are not an adult. Of course you are! But you are one of the idiots on the planet,
Just another public servant cashing in after their term, business as usual.
You mean like Condoleezza Rice going to Stanford University and the Hoover Institute (a political think tank)? I doubt if anyone of these people were going to go look for a job as street sweeper,or become a Wall-Mart greeter.
Here's a little gem from the past.
As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.
Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.
The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.
The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Obama did not participate in the veto override, which occurred in November 2004, likely after Obama had resigned his state Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.
The Illinois legislation was passed after a man who shot a burglar in his home was fined $750 by his town for disobeying its handgun ban. The absurdity and injustice of the situation doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on Obama.
Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered “Yes” to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.
Interesting to say the least. Its ironic that Chicago had over 500 murders, Rahm and Obam didnt do that well there, why should we expect either to lead ???
We should all arm ourselves to the teeth, shoot and ask questions later.
Maybe Obama should call Mitt about his binder!
Maybe Obama should take a vacation to the 57th state and Biden should go to the Prime Minister of Ireland's funeral- Oh wait, she wasn't dead when he said that.
I meant mother of the prime minister of Ireland
Maybe he should call Mitt cause hes in way over his head, the world knows, so does he.
Interesting comments here from Obama haters regarrding DeParle's departure. I seem to recall a certain Alaskan governor quitting her position to cash in – and boy did she cash in! So please, think before you post such hypocritical comments.
The previous administration caused this country's economic disaster and many, many republicans cashed in – it may surprise you to know that Obama's administration has spent less than any other president in the past 50 years.
The majority of the country voted for him. Get over it.
so why are the leaving? Better offers,
Sort of like how Jim DeMint left the Senate... better offer
Maybe more money, I don't know- a lot of people want to be senator.
Because even if they're mediocre as Senators and lose after one term they still can cash in.
I got all excited, I thought maybe it might be V Jarid but that is wishful thinking on my part - I just don't like her and fortunately they have kept her off tv so I haven't heard the rehearsed sing song voice - but I do think she has stabbing a few back in the WH she is just the type.
There must be something there so I will stop.