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Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Mayor Just Another Step In Rahm's Ambitious Political Career (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The current White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said Monday night on Charlie Rose that he was planning a future run for mayor of Chicago. "I ho...

Rahm's Resignation Letter Includes Personal Note To Blago

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

USA Today reports that there's "an interesting line in the letter sent Monday by Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich" announci...

Rahm Emanuel Wanted 'Seat Warmer' For His Congressional Seat: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just after accepting the top post with Obama, Rahm Emanuel discussed with Blagojevich the possibility of keeping his congressional seat "warm" for him...

Blagojevich Lawyers Want Emanuel, Jarrett And Jackson Jr. To Testify At Impeachment Hearings

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a dramatic development in the ongoing impeachment proceedings, lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama ...

Obama Blagojevich Report: "A Lot About Nothing"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two Democratic officials tell CNN that the "long-awaited report about aides to President-elect Barack Obama alleged contact with the office of embattl...

Obama Report On Blagojevich Contacts: Rahm Exonerated

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 12/23 4:30 PM: President-elect Obama's internal report on Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been released. Read the full text here. UPDATE 12/23: The ...

Emanuel Had Direct Talks With Blagojevich But No Wrongdoing: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previ...

Emanuel Stays Out Of Replacement Race After Blagojevich Scandal

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's role in attempting to influence Gov. Blagojevich's choice of a U.S. Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama could impact th...

Emanuel Pushed Jarrett For Senate: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was pushing for Obama's successor just days after the Nov. 4 election, sources t...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's been amusing watching the media try to turn a scandal affecting the governor of Illinois into a scandal affecting the president-elect. Every detail was milked for maximum ominousness: a recent handshake between Obama and Blagojevich, a list of favored replacement candidates delivered by Rahm Emanuel, Rahm's "beet-red" face, David Axelrod's work for Blago in the 90s. All inflated to fill a sparse news cycle. But wouldn't it have been weird if Obama hadn't shaken Blago's hand, and weirder still if he'd shown no interest in who his successor would be? Trying to turn any of this into a suspicion of pay-to-play carries about as much weight as the Obama citizenship case. Sorry, guys, but Blagojevich said it all: the Obama people were "not willing to give me anything except appreciation."

Rahm Emanuel Avoids Reporters' Blagojevich Questions

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman and Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, refused to take questions from reporters this morning about whether he was the Obama "adv...

Blagojevich Arrest: Rahm Emanuel Tip Off? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are already attempting to tie the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to President-elect Barack Obama. But local reports suggest that ...