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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Israel Emanuel is an American politician and the mayor-elect 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, from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take up 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 for White House Chief of Staff.
Emanuel resigned as Chief of Staff effective October 1, 2010, in order to pursue ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Rahm Emanuel Losing Control As Chicago Faced 82 Shootings With 14 Dead ...
2014-07-08
The violence in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rapidly spiraling out of control. Last weekend, July 4th, Chicago suffered 82 shootings leading to 14 deaths reaffirming the city's new nickname “Chiraq” – a combination of Chicago and Iraq. It was ...
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  1. Real Clear Politics Co-Founder: Rahm Emanuel's Chicago a 'War Zone'
  2. Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Supports $13-An-Hour Minimum Wage Raise ...
  3. Minimum Wage Hike to $13 by 2018 Backed by Rahm, Aldermen

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Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018
2014-07-08
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's task force recommended Monday that Chicago's minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a ...
(Chicago Tribune)
  1. Emanuel panel recommends raising minimum wage to $13 an hour
  2. Emanuel's task force recommends $13 minimum wage in Chicago
  3. Emanuel backs $13-an-hour minimum wage

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Rahm: Chicagoans Need to 'Take a Stand' After Bloody Fourth of July Weekend
2014-07-07
... Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for a "partnership for peace." Emanuel attended an anti-violence vigil in Roseland Monday evening where he said everyone — from parents to police to federal lawmakers — must play a role to curb bloodshed in Chicago.
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  1. Prayer Vigil Decries Holiday Weekend Violence

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McCarthy, Emanuel react to violent holiday weekend
2014-07-07
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the violence “senseless” and “totally unacceptable” but said police alone can't reduce the bloodshed. At a press conference, a briefing regularly used to tout the Police Department's gun seizures, McCarthy returned to a ...
(Chicago Tribune)
  1. Deadly Fourth of July weekend in Chicago: 82 shot, 14 killed
  2. Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago
  3. 9 dead, dozens injured in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

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Rahm Super PAC could strike election gold by buying South Dakota town
2014-07-05
When I learned that a Super PAC supporting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for re-election had collected nearly $1 million in a single day, I had three thoughts: 1) There are people who have a lot more disposable income than I do. 2) The "PAC" in Super PAC ...
(Chicago Tribune)
  1. Super PAC to re-elect Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, allies, raises $1 million in ...

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Could Rahm Lose to This Union Leader?
2014-07-03
Karen Lewis, the fiery president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), announced she was “seriously thinking” of running against Rahm Emanuel for mayor. With the city plagued by gun violence and cutbacks in vital services, Emanuel's popularity has been ...
(Daily Beast)
  1. Pro-Emanuel super PAC raises $1 million — in just 10 days
  2. Wealthy donors give Mayor Rahm $1 million worth of love
  3. Wealthy businessmen help Emanuel PAC raise $1 million in 10 days

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Rahm Emanuel: Fighting Against Guns and For His Survival
2014-07-01
Chicagoans got that in Rahm Emanuel, elected in February 2011, and now they appear to be seriously second-guessing their choice - even though some things are going in the right direction. "Chicago: Murder Capital No More?" was the headline in The ...
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  1. Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence
  2. Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy: 'Chicago's murder problem is a gun ...

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Rahm Emanuel battles growing opposition to George Lucas museum project
2014-06-26
Two days after filmmaker George Lucas picked Chicago as the home for his cultural arts museum, it's clear Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel still has a lot of explaining and convincing to do — while possibly preparing for a court battle — before Lucas is ...
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  1. Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
  2. Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge
  3. Elitists on parade in opposition to proposed Lucas museum

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Rahm Emanuel: Rethinking Space Is "Essential For A City"
2014-06-26
This year's conference kicked off Thursday with keynote speeches from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel; Jeanne Gang, founder of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and a MacArthur genius grant recipient; and Theaster Gates, an artist and urban ...
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  1. AIA Convention 2014: Rahm Emanuel Says Your Efforts are Essential
  2. VIDEO: The controversial speech blasting Rahm Emanuel you have to see
  3. CTU chief Karen Lewis 'seriously thinking' of running for mayor

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