In Obama's White House It's Families First

Team Obama means it when it promises to make sure staffers get home for family time.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Every new administration says it, but the Obama team means it when it promises to make sure staffers get home for family time. "He wants everybody to put in their hours but get home to see their wives and husbands and kids," says the wife of a top aide. "Sure, they have to work long hours, but he's made it a point to make families first, even if that means that I have to take the kids to the office," she adds. Such promises are not uncommon. Former Bushies said the same thing—until the hours got so bad somemoms quit.

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