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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Israel Emanuel (pronounced /ˈrɑːm/; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician and the 55th and current Mayor of Chicago. He was formerly ... More »Rahm Israel Emanuel (pronounced /ˈrɑːm/; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician and the 55th and current Mayor of Chicago. He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served as senior advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998 and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take his position in the Obama Administration. Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections and remained a top strategist for House Democrats during the 2008 cycle. After Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Emanuel was elected chairman of the Democratic Caucus. This made him the fourth-ranking House Democrat, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Two days after Obama's election victory, Emanuel was announced as Obama's designee... [ Wikipedia ]

Chicago pension deal creates quandary for Quinn

The situation also marks another awkward moment between Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as the two Chicago Democrat s — who both face re-election in coming months — promote sometimes competing interests. Emanuel says the state must OK his pension overhaul — which the mayor ...

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Opinion: It's not Rahm Emanuel's fault that Chicago is divided

(CNN) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not creating two cities, despite Kevin Coval's view in a recent opinion piece about the series "Chicagoland" that's airing on CNN. There have been two cities here for a very long time. In fact, Chicago differs very little from other major metropolises in ...

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Chicago charters do no better than traditional public schools, new study finds

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waves during the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago on March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) An examination of every score that Chicago students earned on state-mandated standardized tests last year reveals that charter schools — which Mayor Rahm ...

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Chicago crime stats debated as magazine calls police claim of 'progress' an illusion

The article says that under pressure from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago cops have been reclassifying murders and violent crimes. The result is a nearly unprecedented drop in numbers. "This is a betrayal of public trust in a sense that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry ...

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Jordan Unveils 29th Version Of Signature Basketball Shoe

After news broke that Rahm Emanuel stayed in an $1,800 a night hotel suite on the taxpayer’s dime, the mayor’s office on Friday said Emanuel will reimburse the city for the expense Ganaa Otgoo, 32, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street was charged with one count of aggravated ...

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Teen smoking sees dramatic drop in Chicago

During a month when he's recommended a tax increase after a weekend of resurgent street violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel needed a win. The National Centers for Disease Control reports that teen smoking in Chicago is down dramatically. It is hard to find cigarette smokers these days among the ...

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#Chicagoland goes to the 'Back of the Yards' – CNN Press Room

Tonight on CNN's CHICAGOLAND, a mass shooting leaves 13 wounded and makes national headlines just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel goes on a public relations campaign to bolster Chicago’s image. The shooting galvanizes the city and community activists, including Sally Hazelgrove, Rob and Amy ...

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Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed By Street Repaving Promises

They began work on Wednesday/ “For all that pain, 345 miles of gain,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports it would seem like cause for celebration, but Englewood resident Michael Wright calls it “ridiculous.” He claims his street has been covered in potholes for ...

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Divvy bike trips set record on warm Saturday

Riders travelled more than 32,000 miles on the day's 10,866 rides, which was about 200 more rides than Divvy's previous single-day record set last September, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. Annual Divvy members accounted for 3,821 of Saturday's trips, while ...

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How to write the perfect profile of a White House staffer, in 6 easy steps

" A friend said of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, “He’s about to be tested; he’s spinning a lot of plates over there and he breaks a lot of china. " Jacob Weisberg got George Clooney to say slightly rote things about Alex Wagner. “Alex brought so much intellect and ...

Friction over women’s role in Obama White House was intense

... based on more than 700 hours of interviews, including one with Obama, quotes a number of top officials describing a difficult work environment at the time for women, due largely to the dominating roles of male officials such as economics adviser Lawrence H. Summers and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel...

Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library Subsidy

Madigan, Davis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other backers say such an investment would attract tourists and spur economic development...

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Bill Clinton sought GOP support for health care

Others, including advisers Rahm Emanuel — now Chicago's mayor — and Sylvia Mathews Burwell — recently nominated Health and Human Services secretary — urged that the rate be increased to $5.55 in 1999 and the issue revisited in 2000. Clinton deputy chief of staff John Podesta, now a ...

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Fioretti considers run against Emanuel for mayor

April 14, 2014 (WLS) -- Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti is considering challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Fioretti first talked about his possible candidacy for mayor on ABC7 last year. Monday he got some encouragement from a powerful union leader to challenge Emanuel. "I ...

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Progressives rip one corporate tax break, laud another

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed a 12-person committee Thursday to hunt down "the best potential location for the proposed museum, and to explore possible investments by the museum to enhance surrounding public space," the city said in a statement. Emanuel also wants any Lucas museum ...

Opinion: Race problem isn't just the GOP

Her top lieutenant at the time, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who talked openly about his reluctance to engage the issue, went so far as to label immigration the "third rail" of American politics. Did the Democrats' failure to bring up immigration during the two years they controlled both houses of ...

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Chicago's $8 million push to protect students from gangs

"The city of Chicago is on watch for the children of Chicago," Mayor Rahm Emanuel bellowed to a roomful of Safe Passage workers in glowing yellow vests before the school year began. Still, critics of the school closings zeroed in on Safe Passage, arguing that hundreds of newly hired ...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. court voids man's conviction for hacking celebrity iPads

* Andrew Auernheimer convicted of ID theft, conspiracy * Diane Sawyer, Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel were victims (Adds details on decision, background on Auernheimer and the case, byline) April 11 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously threw out the conviction of an ...

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Should Chicago have a city income tax?

That's why Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has pitched a potential property tax increase to help the city make up the pension deficit it currently is facing. But Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn believes he has a better proposal. Zorn thinks Chicago could be better off with a city income ...

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Satirical Tweets Mock Peoria Mayor Who Hits Back ... with a Police Raid

Launched in 2010 as Rahm Emanuel was vying to be mayor of Chicago, @mayoremanuel proved to be an irreverent, unbridled delight, acquiring more than 40,000 followers through the February 2011 election. Upon Emanuel's victory, the faker tweeted: "Axelrod and I are double-fisting ...

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