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Summers and Gibbs Both Get Jobs From Obama

Obama has selected Summers to lead National Economic Council, Gibbs as press secretary.

ABC News reports that President-elect Obama "has decided to name former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers the director of the National Economic Council, essentially the president's senior economic adviser." Also today, Obama named his campaign spokesperson Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary and Ellen Moran of Emily's List as communications director.

Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.