David Axelrod left his role as senior adviser in the White House in January to return to Chicago, where he is focusing on Obama’s re-election campaign.
And after leaving his position as assistant press secretary in the White House to serve as communications director for former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s successful mayoral campaign in Chicago, Ben LaBolt shifted over to Obama’s re-election office, where he now serves as press secretary. LaBolt worked as Obama’s press secretary when he served in the Senate, and like so many staffers in the 2008 election cycle, he left the Hill to be deputy press secretary for the Illinois Democrat’s first presidential campaign.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.