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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.

Momentum builds to ban lawmakers from trading stocks

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Some progressive Democrats and MAGA Republicans are uniting on a proposal to ban sitting lawmakers from trading individual stocks, although it's unlikely that leadership will bring the bill up for a vote.

Why it matters: Members of Congress have great power to move stock prices, and great financial incentives to do so.

Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Satellite imagery of the Northeastern U.S. taken by NOAA on Jan. 17. Photo: NOAA

A major winter storm was lashing much of the East Coast on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The latest: The Weather Prediction Center said in a storm summary Monday that winter storm warnings are still in effect for portions of the Central Appalachians, Ohio Valley, interior Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, while portions of the Central Appalachians and coastal New England are under high wind warnings.