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(NEWSER) – Multiple outlets are reporting that President Obama has chosen Ron Klain as his "Ebola czar," a position he said last night might be necessary. (The White House didn't actually use the term "czar" this morning, though.) What we know about Klain, per CNNPolitico, andMashable:

  • He left the administration in January 2011. Before that, he was Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff.
  • Since then, he's worked as president of Case Holdings. That's former AOL chairman Steve Case's holding firm. (Among its holdings: LivingSocial, Zipcar.)
  • He was also Vice President Al Gore's chief of staff.And he headed Gore's Florida recount committee in 2000.



  • He's also worked closely with other bigwigs. He's served as debate preparation advisor to Obama, Gore, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry. Chuck Todd tweets that the White House views Klain as "one of the more knowledgeable former aides who understands wrestling and organizing bureaucracies."

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