Doing Things Better

Osborne, John
April 1978
New Republic;4/29/78, Vol. 178 Issue 17, p7
Focuses on U.S. President Jimmy Carter's White House staff and Cabinet session at Camp David, Maryland. Report that at the end of the staff Cabinet sessions Carter sternly ordered all present except Jody Powell to say nothing about what had passed; President's agreement with Bob Strauss and some of his staff assistants that he had to take and privately acknowledge few steps to bring Cabinet and sub-Cabinet officials under better control; Steps toward redefining and strengthening the authority of his chief assistant Hamilton Jordan; Focus on Jordan's area of responsibility; Information on the expected addition of two or three staffs; Views of the President on the changes he expect at a press appearance after his return from Camp David.


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