Almost Famous: Washington Staffers

Oct. 2, 2013, 2:56 p.m.

Wash­ing­ton’s biggest celebrit­ies aren’t elec­ted of­fi­cials any­more. Their aides have as­cen­ded to the firm­a­ment—and brought new dangers with them.

President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to natioinal volunteer leaders in battleground states from Air Force One while travelling from Denver to Los Angeles on October 24, 2012. At left is White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer. National Journal
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough listens to the president deliver remarks about the launch of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces and the federal government shutdown at the White House October 1, 2013. National Journal
Rashida Jones, Amy Klobuchar and Jon Favreau attend The New Yorker's White House Correspondents' Dinner Party on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. National Journal
President Barack Obama shares a laugh with former White House aide Reggie Love as they watch the U.S. Senior Men's National Team and Brazil play during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. National Journal
Stephanie Cutter gives an interview during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. National Journal
President Bill Clinton talks with White House Chief of Staff John Podesta (left) and aide, Doug Band (center), as he prepares to leave the White House Oval Office on the morning of 20 January 2001. National Journal
President Bill Clinton (center) speaks to reporters 29 May 1993 in the Rose Garden announcing the appointment of David Gergen (right) to oversee the White House communications operation. National Journal
Vice President Al Gore leans in and whispers to White House Director of Communications George Stephanopoulos (right), January 29, 1993. National Journal
Lawrence O'Donnell, host of 'The Last Word' speaks during the 'MSNBC' panel during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. National Journal
Dee Dee Myers speaks during the Jones New York Power Lunch hosted by Dee Dee Myers and Vanity Fair at the Adour at the St. Regis Hotel on March 10, 2011. National Journal
Former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove is seen during the official portrait unveiling of former US president George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush May 31, 2012 at the White House. National Journal
Nicole Wallace speaks at Women In Politics Panel With Chelsea Clinton hosted by Glamour magazine at 92nd Street Y on March 28, 2012 in New York City. National Journal
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to the media about the conclusion of the U.N. inspectors' report on chemical weapons use in Syria after a Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters on September 16, 2013 in New York City. National Journal
 Hilary Rosen, president and ceo of the Recording Industry Association of America, speaks to reporters 12 February 2001 in Washington, D.C. National Journal

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