The White House

Does the White House have a woman problem? Except for his wife, President Clinton has no close women advisers. Now, top female staffers are bailing out. Cabinet Secretary Christine A. Varney is up for a Federal Trade Commission job. Margaret A. Williams, the First Lady's chief of staff, may depart. Political Director Joan Baggett and scheduler Ricki Seidman will exit under a reorganization. White House aides grouse that women are taking the fall for management failings.

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