Obama’s Speechwriter Moves to the White House

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Obama’s Speechwriter Moves to the White House

INSERT DESCRIPTIONBarack Obama’s Chief Speech Writer at work on his victory speech for the New Hampshire primary election in a hotel lobby. (Jacob Silberberg for The New York Times)

CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama’s wordsmith is moving to the West Wing.

In his latest round of White House staff announcements, Mr. Obama said Wednesday that he was naming Jon Favreau as his director of speechwriting. Mr. Favreau, 27, has had a hand in practically every speech that the president-elect has delivered over the last four years, following Mr. Obama from his Senate office to the presidential campaign.

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