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Rahm Emanuel pushes to end investments in gun manufacturers

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago who acted as White House chief of staff until 2010, is hoping to initiate a nationwide campaign of disinvestment from companies that make and sell military-style assault rifles along the lines of the 1980s disinvestment from apartheid South Africa. Emanuel has instructed the fund…

Rahm Emanuel vows to fight for marriage equality

Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has thrown his support behind an Illinois bill that would grant same sex couples all the marriage rights now exclusively available to heterosexual couples. “I’ll push for it because it is consistent with the values base, and the practical…

Michelle Obama tired of being portrayed as an ‘angry black woman’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday denied accusations that she had not gotten along with her husband’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor’s new book “The Obamas” charges that the first lady believed the president’s advisers were “insular, disorganized” and “not careful planners.” “Rahm…

Chicago traders taunt ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters with ‘We are Wall Street’ leaflets

Someone in the Chicago Board of Trade dropped leaflets on top of “Occupy Chicago” protesters Wednesday afternoon as they rallied alongside unions in the city’s financial district. “We are Wall Street,” the leaflet said. “It is our job to make money.” “Go ahead and continue to take us down, but…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters confront Rahm’s chief of staff

Volunteers from National Nurses United and “Occupy Chicago” demonstrators marched to City Hall on Tuesday to protest their arrest late Saturday night in Grant Park. About 130 people were arrested after they set up tents in protest against the consolidation of economic power and refused to leave the public park…

Rahm Emanuel mandates Chicago city employees use public transit

A new policy introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week says public transportation is “the preferred method of travel” for Chicago city employees. Under the new rules, employees who do not take public transportation must give an explanation on reimbursement forms. The maximum mileage per day has been capped at…

Rahm Emanuel sworn in as Mayor of Chicago

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel, the political pitbull who served as President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff, was sworn in Monday as mayor of Chicago, pledging a “new day” for a US city facing a host of financial, safety and educational struggles. Emanuel took over from Richard Daley, who had…

Former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral election

US President Barack Obama’s ex-enforcer Rahm Emanuel was crowned mayor of Chicago, picking up the mantle from retiring mayor Richard Daley, who has governed the US city for 22 years. “I want to extend my congratulations to Rahm Emanuel on a well-deserved victory tonight,” Obama said in a statement released…

Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected as mayor of Chicago on Tuesday. Emanuel, who will be succeeding the retiring Richard Daley, won over fifty percent of the vote with 86 percent of the precincts reporting. The famously foul-mouthed Emanuel, 51, has been the clear front-runner in…

AP sources: National security adviser resigning

AP sources: Jones stepping down as Obama’s national security adviser; Donilon to replace him Gen. James Jones, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, is stepping down and will be replaced by his top deputy Tom Donilon, two senior administration officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Obama will announce the…

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