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After Benghazi hearings, flurry of concern unsettled

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David Petraeus' resignation from the CIA further complicated the debate over the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Petraeus, a key figure in the events, stepped down as director after admitting to an extramarital affair. But members of Congress were so anxious to hear from him that they brought Petraeus back to Capitol Hill on Friday to get his version of the Benghazi story.

White House Chief of Staff Daley Resigns

On The Radar

White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley resigned at the start of the presidential election year, a surprise decision that underscored President Barack Obama's shift toward a populist platform he hopes will win him another term this November. Mr. Daley's move marked the end of a rocky yearlong tenure in which the former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive, whose original mission was to reach out to business and congressional Republicans, became increasingly sidelined. Mr. Obama announced Monday that Mr. Daley would be succeeded by the White House budget director, Jacob Lew.

What Led to Daley's Departure, Lew's Appointment

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President Obama has now hired one White House chief of staff who was a flame-thrower, another who was a spear-catcher, and a third who will be his sentry. "When the president asked me to do this, I said I'd love to do it for two years through the re-elect. That's always been my plan," outgoing Chief of Staff William Daley said this past October. Obama announced Monday that Daley moved up his date of departure, deciding to return to private life later this month with the new and largely honorific title as a co-chairman of Obama's campaign.

February 26, 1982

Vault Show

Washington Week celebrates its 15-year anniversary in the last week of February, 1982. A true walk down memory lane with Paul Duke, Peter Lisagor, Haynes Johnson, Jack Nelson, Hedrick Smith and Charles McDowell among others.

February 19, 2010

Weekly Show

This week Gwen and the panel discuss Sen. Evan Bayh's retirement announcement and the implications for Democrats and Republicans in the 2010 elections, the stimulus one year later, and the President's debt-reduction commission.