Obama Names Daley as Chief of Staff

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on November 10, 2010.

President Barack Obama selected William Daley as his next White House chief of staff, according to the Associated Press.

The commander-in-chief chose Daley, a former commerce secretary, to replace interim chief of staff Pete Rouse. 

Rouse, who did not want to stay in the job and recommended Daley for it, will remain at the White House in a senior position as counselor to Obama.