Senior White House adviser David Axelrod, who had been expected to leave in the spring, will now return to Chicago in January or February, according to POLITICO. His replacement, former Obama campaign chief David Plouffe, is arriving at the White House months ahead of schedule, in January.
The reason being given is that Axelrod needs time to rest before starting on the Obama reelect campaign. This may even be the actual reason. Or it may not be.