Carol Browner to leave the White House
January 24th, 2011
10:20 PM ET

Carol Browner to leave the White House

Washington (CNN) - Two senior officials confirm to CNN that Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner is planning to step down.

Democratic sources said Browner's move makes it more likely Nancy DeParle, the president's well-respected health care czar, is in a strong position to broaden her portfolio and get the deputy chief of staff post.

What is most significant about this move is that Browner had been under consideration for a powerful deputy chief of staff job focused on policy issues.

A senior administration official also tells CNN’s Dan Lothian Carol Browner will be leaving.

Topics: Carol Browner • The Buzz • White House

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  1. Joe Kidd

    Goodbye to a kook who couldn't even be bothered to read the Cap and Trade legislation (laughingly called legislation) she championed.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  2. DagnyTag

    Gotta love LibNN’s selective reporting (read ‘omissions’): Browner's office came under scrutiny for politicizing the response to the massive Gulf oil spill. The commission set up by B.O. to investigate the disaster said Browner misconstrued (on national tv) the findings of a federal scientific report by saying most of the oil was gone. The White House later said she misspoke. (ya think?)
    Browner's office also has been criticized by the pres panel for editing an Interior Department document in a manner that implied scientists supported the administration's decision to place a moratorium on deep water drilling. The commission found no evidence that the change made was intentional, BUT Interior Secretary Ken Salazar later apologized for the misunderstanding. (read ‘cover up’)

    January 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm |