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President-elect Joe Biden recently announced longtime confidant Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff. As the president’s gatekeeper and top assistant, Klain will play a crucial role in managing who has access to Biden.

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In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo / Lawrence Jackson, File)

Chicagoan Samuel Skinner knew former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94, for nearly 40 years. Skinner joins us in conversation.

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Then-Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner discusses the Exxon Valdez oil spill. (Courtesy of C-SPAN)

Can the new chief of staff temper President Trump’s explosive rhetoric? Former White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner weighs in.

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Three former U.S. Attorneys for the Northern District of Illinois join us to weigh in on who will bring a "fresh view" to the position in the wake of Patrick Fitzgerald's resignation.