W.H. Adviser Rejoining Private Sector

The White House is losing a senior adviser. Kenneth Baer confirmed Wednesday that he'll no longer serve as associate director of communications and strategic planning in the Office of Management and Budget. Before joining the Obama administration, Baer was one of former vice president Al Gore’s senior speechwriters and a cofounder of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Baer will take a vacation with his family before returning to the private sector—though he hasn’t mentioned exactly where he’ll be working.