President Obama is expected to announce that Denis McDonough will be his new chief of staff. This is one of the top jobs in Washington, and McDonough has been a friend to the Church during his tenure at the national Security Council. His brother is a priest who was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Paul. This profile of McDonough  ran in this morning's Washington Post.
Note to Readers - sorry for delay in getting my links up. Had to meet dear friends downtown this morning and then a meeting.