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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago. He was elected on Feb. 22, 2011. Emanuel is former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Emanuel represented the 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 when he took his position in the Obama Administration. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 with a Liberal Arts degree, and received an M.A. in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He is married with three children.
Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago. He was elected on Feb. 22, 2011. Emanuel is former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Emanuel represented the 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 when he took his position in the Obama Administration. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 with a Liberal Arts degree, and received an M.A. in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He is married with three children. « Show less

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  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future. LAT:...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
  • Illinois to end ban on carrying concealed guns

    Illinois to end ban on carrying concealed guns
    The law was inevitable, but in the end, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't hold out for more limits. On Tuesday -- backed by 77-31 and 41-17 votes by Illinois' House of Representatives and its Senate -- lawmakers overrode a Quinn veto to end the state's ban on...
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition campaign comes with political pitfalls

    Michelle Obama's nutrition campaign comes with political pitfalls
    WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
  • Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence

    Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence
    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime...
  • Chicago bloodshed continues: 6 hurt, 5 dead in separate gun attacks

    Chicago bloodshed continues: 6 hurt, 5 dead in separate gun attacks
    One day after 13 people were shot and wounded in a Chicago park, a rash of separate shootings erupted across the city overnight Friday and into Saturday morning leaving five dead and at least six injured, police said. The latest shooting involved a 51-...
  • 4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting

    4 men, including 2 alleged gunmen, charged in Chicago park shooting
    Four men have been arrested and charged in last week's mass shooting in a South Side Chicago park that wounded 12 adults and a 3-year-old boy, officials said Tuesday. Police said the motive for the mass shooting appears to be retaliation for a...
  • Hillary Clinton on Chicago-Boston game: 'Three overtimes. Really?'

    Hillary Clinton on Chicago-Boston game: 'Three overtimes. Really?'
    Twitter newcomer and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday in Chicago, reached back into her hockey-fan childhood and mentioned a certain exhausted hockey team. "I listened to my friend [Chicago]...
  • Villaraigosa bets on Kings with Sriracha, local beers and Langer's pastrami

    Villaraigosa bets on Kings with Sriracha, local beers and Langer's pastrami
    There's more than pride and the Stanley Cup on the line as the reigning champion Los Angeles Kings defend their title against the Chicago Blackhawks -- this year, the customary wager between mayors includes local craft beer. It is a long-standing...
  • Rejecting test scores as a core value

    Rejecting test scores as a core value
    It wasn't about money. It was about respect. That's what Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis kept reminding the public during the seven-day teachers strike that had parents scrambling and kept 350,000 children out of class. But there was way...
  • McManus: What would Lincoln do?

    McManus: What would Lincoln do?
    In the rest of the country, it may be just another movie, but in Washington, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has become a political Rorschach test. It seems as if every pundit in the capital has gone to see the masterful biopic about our 16th president,...