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Obama announces Emanuel’s exit as chief of staff

Obama praises Emanuel as he quits chief of staff’s job, making way for Pete Rouse as interim President Barack Obama has formally announced the departure of his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, praising him as “extraordinarily well-qualified” for his new challenge — a run for mayor of Chicago. Emanuel stood…

AP sources: Emanuel leaving White House on Friday

AP sources: Emanuel to resign as White House chief of staff Friday, to begin Chicago mayor bid. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is set to give up his influential national post Friday to begin a run for Chicago mayor, a job he has long coveted but won’t win…

AP Sources: Emanuel leaving White House on Friday

Emanuel to resign as White House chief of staff Friday, to begin Chicago mayor bid Rahm Emanuel will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday, two sources familiar with Emanuel’s plans…

White House says no laws broken in US Senate race row

WASHINGTON — The White House insisted Friday that it broke no laws by asking ex-president Bill Clinton to find out whether a Democratic Senate candidate would quit his race if he was offered a job. The Obama administration defended its efforts to persuade Joe Sestak not to run in Pennsylvania…

Right-wing Israeli extremists arrested for heckling Rahm Emanuel

Last week, it was revealed that two right-wing Israeli extremists had threatened to disrupt White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s plan to hold his son’s bar mitzvah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem as a way of protesting the Obama administration’s opposition to the expansion of illegal West Bank…

Tidying up post

As of this morning, John Ziegler is beating my ass in the “who’s the bigger wingnut?” contest from last night. The results are 68.3% to 31.7%. Fear not for my feelings, sympathetic readers. I had very little doubt that even the injection of rants about “homosexualists” and the heavy use…

Scarborough needs to offer his resignation in shame

This video clip perfectly encapsulates what a fucking ridiculous past time pearl-clutching over the word “fuck” is: Scarborough is trying to make Rahm Emanuel’s hefty use of the word “fuck” into a political issue, and in the process drops the word “fuck” with the ease of someone who knows his…

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