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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

Emanuel: ‘Bill Clinton Moment’ Needed

The Republican Party has “been take over by a fringe” and needs a “Bill Clinton moment,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says. Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman,  chief of staff to President Barack Obama and veteran of the Clinton White House,...

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel Accepts Fallon’s Invite — With a Chilly Caveat

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will accept Jimmy Fallon’s open-ended invitation to appear on “The Tonight Show” — provided the newly minted host of television’s No. 1-rated late-night gabfest joins the former White House chief of staff for a plunge...

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

FLOTUS in Chicago: Beyonce, Rahm and Youth Empowerment

First Lady Michelle Obama visited a career education and employment program for underserved high school seniors in Chicago today, conducting some official business the morning after attending a Beyonce concert at the city’s United Center. The model for what keeps...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

Emanuel + Norquist = Immigration Reform

The unlikely pair of liberal firebrand Rahm Emanuel and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist today shared a stage and a message: the U.S. economy needs more immigration. Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former congressman and chief of staff for President Barack Obama,...

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget proposals at The City College of New York on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget proposals at The City College of New York on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo: ‘Never Waste a Crisis’ — Where We’ve Heard That Before

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, channeling his inner Rahm Emanuel, doesn’t want to let a good scandal go to waste. Two New York lawmakers were arrested last week in separate corruption cases. A third lawmaker said he’d resign after pleading...

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

Gun-Plagued Chicago: Won’t You Come Home, President Obama?

As gun violence plagues Chicago, an editorial and a news story in President Barack Obama’s hometown newspapers this week have called on him to come home to help address the city’s shootings and murder problem. An editorial in today’s Chicago...

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

Gun Violence in Obama’s Backyard: Chicago’s Problem is Emanuel’s

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a midday news conference today with the city’s police chief, Superintendent Garry McCarthy. The two are almost certain to face questions about this month’s spiraling pace of murders in the nation’s third most populous...

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

Obama’s New Chief of Staff Today — That and More Moves

First came Rahm Emanuel. Then Bill Daley. Lastly Jack Lew. The Chicago crew and the seasoned Washington hand who served as President Barack Obama’s chiefs of staff for his first term have yielded to another creature of Capitol Hill, Denis...

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