Professor Stephen Farnsworth, a director at the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, added that the term was "routinely used to cover the cabinet and other people close to the president."
"That they work for Biden is what matters - not whether they are based in the White House, OEOB, NEOB, etc..." Farnsworth added. "Top Biden administration official would be a better term. But the terms mean the same thing in common usage."
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