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D.C.'s lack of style

Evidently, Rogers was getting a bit more attention than the rule book allows. So what if she was doing a great job? Time to reel her in.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | March 8, 2010; 08:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

A too 'social' secretary

The people who have performed best as social secretary have names you probably would not recognize. They were exceptional people who understood how to manage the complexities of the job.

By Jan Scruggs | March 8, 2010; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Focus, focus, focus

Being in the spotlight is one thing -- being in the spotlight with real purpose is another.

By Misti Burmeister | March 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Politics as usual

Washington has its own rules and currents. They both play havoc with well-intentioned, capable personnel.

By Seth Kahan | March 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Silent power

Desiree Rogers made the fundamental mistake of making the story about her, rather than about her clients --- the Obamas.

By Patricia McGuire | March 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Living backstage

Desiree Rogers's passion and making the White House the People's House were great steps. But she perhaps forgot at times that it wasn't about her or her fashion.

By Eric Schaeffer | March 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

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