Top Obama aide Daley steps down, budget chief takes over

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced an election year shake-up at the White House on Monday, choosing budget director Jack Lew to replace chief of staff Bill Daley, who resigned after a troubled one-year tenure. The switch at the top of the White House power chain comes as Obama prepares for a tough re-election battle that will require support from his left-leaning base. Daley, who as chief of staff was Obama’s top aide, was unpopular with that base, which saw him as too close to big business and too soft on Republicans. Lew, director of the White House budget office since November 2010, is well-versed in congressional politics and has stronger relations with Democrats on…

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