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Your headlines as we -- a Fox News -- A possible blow to president Obama's economic recovery plan one of his top advisers this morning Christina -- is stepping down.
Thought to -- and Tommy is live in DC with the details that we know what's prompting this the.
Well we don't know exactly of course they're citing family commitments but they always do don't -- another major change in the president's economic team Christina Romer she's head of the economic the Council of Economic Advisers.
And she's stepping down announcing she's leaving the White House in early September now -- Has long indicated her time in Washington would probably be temporary.
She's widely respected among her administration colleagues although there were some reports about tensions between her and Larry Summers the president's economic adviser.
According to Jonathan Alter and his book the promise that to get into a shouting match on one occasion.
When she felt she was being excluded from an important meeting.
She also co wrote a paper the predicted the stimulus package would prevent unemployment from rising above 8%.
The position which of course we all know turned out to be wrong and has come under attack from the present Republican opponents.
She also supported a larger stimulus package than the president ultimately backed.
But White House officials say her departure is not -- to any personality conflicts or policy differences.
Now this comes just a week after the President Obama lost another member of his economic team Peter Orszag the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
It's reported he was frustrated the White House didn't do -- control the trillion dollar deficit.
The president said in a statement last that he appreciated Christina -- skill commitment and wise counsel.
Former herself said while I look forward to returning to -- search and teaching.
The opportunity to -- shaping economic policy these past twenty months.
Is what I will always cherish former returns now to her old job as economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley -- -- -- thanks for the.
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