Rahm Emanuel's file:

Democrat from Illinois

Rahm Emanuel was the first chief of staff in President Barack Obama’s administration. He is currently a candidate for mayor of Chicago, having represented the Chicagoland area as a U.S. congressman prior to joining the White House. Emanuel also held various posts in the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1998, and worked as an investment banker in the private sector.

Recent statements involving Rahm Emanuel

Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."

Says Mitt Romney asked for a waiver from federal welfare rules.

"If the Republicans were the majority, (Rep. Barton) would have actually the gavel and the chairmanship."

"In the case of General Motors, the (Bush) administration wrote a check without asking for any conditions of change."

"We've added, in the last eight years, $4 trillion of debt to the nation's obligations."

Recent stories featuring Rahm Emanuel

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