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  • Obama wants Emanuel for top post

     
    Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Barack Obama in Chicago on June 6, 2008.(Chicago Tribune photo by Heather Stone) by Christi Parsons and Mike Dorning A Democratic official says Barack Obama has offered Illinois congressman Rahm Emanuel the position as...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Nancy Pelosi's 'valet'

     
    by Mark Silva The meaning of Rahm Emanuel's first name, as he explained to a white-tie crowd of Washingtonians with tongue planted firmly in cheek not long ago: "Go Screw Yourself.'' This, of course, was Emanuel's way of acknowledging in......
  • Rahm Emanuel accepts Obama job

     
    by Christi Parsons and Frank James, developing Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat from Chicago's North Side, has agreed to be Barack Obama's White House chief of staff, a Democratic source confirmed this afternoon. A formal announcement is expected Friday....
  • Emanuel, usually the vise, now in one

     
    by Frank James Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the intense, profane yet quite personable Illinois congressman who normally is the one putting the pressure on, is now in the vise himself, with President-elect Obama asking him to be White House chief of......
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., Obama-seat: 'Ready'

     
    by Mark Silva CNBC's Donny Deutsch last night asked Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois if he'd be interested in an appointment to the opening seat of Sen. Barack Obama, who will be sworn in as president on Jan. 20.......
  • Obama the president-elect in transition

     
    New banners outside Chicago City Hall paid for by Mayor Richard Daley's campaign committee. (Jose M. Osorio/Tribune / November 5, 2008) by John McCormick, Mike Dorning and Christi Parsons Barack Obama's win was only hours old on Wednesday when......
  • Cars.com Mileage Challenge 3.1

     
    Gas prices are dropping ??? precious good news in otherwise dismal economic times ??? but automakers clearly think we???re still in for a long-haul increase. To wit: The MPG war remains afoot, and the higher the gas mileage numbers you......
  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama, Israel and family

     
    by Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel, a congressman from Chicago and high-ranking House Democratic leader, has agreed to serve as chief of staff in the White House of President-elect Barack Obama of Illinois The Emanuel family has longstanding and passionate ties.....
  • Obama T-Shirts: Democratic debt relief

     
    by Mark Silva The election is hardly finished, and the fundraising has begun anew. The Obama campaign, which raised more than $600 million for the election of the junior senator from Illinois as the next president of the United States,......
  • Obama eyes Bush orders, bipartisan team

     
    by Mark Silva President-elect Barack Obama plans an "across-the board'' review of President Bush's executive orders, with an eye toward making his own quick imprint on important matters, and will swiftly put in place a "diverse,'' bipartisan team of...
  • Michelle Obama no 'co-president'

     
    Obama-Biden transition team co-chair Valerie Jarrett on "Meet the Press." Jarrett spoke on President-elect Barack Obama's presidential transition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press) by Christi Parsons Michelle Obama has no interest in...