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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on May 7. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has had discussions with the Biden transition team about leaving her position after roughly one year, she told David Axelrod on his CNN podcast.

Why it matters: Presidents have cycled through several press secretaries during their tenures in recent years — Former President Trump had four press secretaries during his four years, while Obama had three in two terms.

  • Psaki served in several roles in the White House press shop during Obama's tenure.

What she's saying: "I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now," she told Axelrod.

  • "I mean, when I talked to the inner circle of the Biden orbit about this, we talked about coming in and doing this job for a year, which was quite appealing to me for many reasons," Psaki added.
  • "I have little kids and I don't want to miss time with them. And my daughter is going into kindergarten. I have a lot of years with her, but she's kind of a magical unicorn. And I don't want to miss moments. I don't want to miss things."

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Obama scales back 60th birthday party amid Delta variant concerns

Former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet wellwishers at Cape Cod Air Force Station in Massachusetts on Aug. 6, 2016. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Obama this week "significantly" scaled back his huge 60th birthday bash scheduled for this weekend amid heightened concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant, the New York Times reports.

Catch up fast: Hundreds of guests had been invited to the party, including friends, family, former aides and celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Axios' Sarah Mucha first reported.

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Gottlieb: CDC hampered U.S. response to COVID

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The CDC moved too slowly at several points in the coronavirus pandemic, ultimately hindering the U.S. response, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb writes in a new book, Uncontrolled Spread.

The big picture: The book argues that American intelligence agencies should have a much bigger role in pandemic preparedness, even if that's sometimes at the expense of public health agencies like the CDC.

911's digital makeover

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A next-generation 911 would allow the nation's 6,000 911 centers to accept texts, videos and photos.

The big picture: U.S. emergency communications have remained stubbornly analog, but Congress is about to take another run at dragging 911 into the digital age.