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President Barack Obama picks foreign policy aide as chief of staff

10:54 AM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
US Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, listens to Honduran Foreign Ministry Arturo Corrales after meeting Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at the Government Palace in Tegucigalpa on November 28, 2012. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has picked top national security aide Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff.
    
Obama will announce McDonough's appointment from the White House Friday. McDonough will take over the key West Wing role from Jack Lew, Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary.
    
McDonough has long advised Obama on foreign policy, most recently serving as his deputy national security adviser. During his four years at the White House, McDonough has emerged as one of the president's most trusted advisers.

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1/25/2013 9:10:20 AM (GMT -5:00)

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