Obama adviser to leave White House

Danielle Gray, who serves as Cabinet Secretary and an adviser to President Obama, is leaving the White House. 

Gray, who has worked for Obama since his Senate candidacy more than 10 years ago, has been "instrumental" in economic policy, helping to craft the American Jobs Act proposal, work on veterans issues and assisting in the confirmation process of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. 

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"Over the past decade, I've come to rely on Danielle's brilliant legal mind, her mastery of complex policy, her sense of humor, her fundamental decency, and her passionate, persistent understand of the hopes, dreams and challenges of the Americans we have the privilege to fight for," Obama said in a statement. 

"While I will miss Danielle, I will continue to rely on her counsel, and I look forward to watching her help push our legal system and our country in the direction of justice for years to come."