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Obama Makes Campaign Stop for Rahm at Taxpayer Expense

President Obama today arrived in Chicago for a campaign stop for former Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, fully paid for by U.S. taxpayers. And why not? Rahm has twisted arms and broken knee caps on behalf of two of our presidents. We owe him. The stop was disguised as an event to declare the Pullman Historic District a national monument, making it Chicago’s

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Obama The Messiah Again? Hell Yeah!

Operator: White House Caller: Get me Rouse. Operator: Excuse me? Caller: Get me Rouse. Operator: You mean Pete Rouse, the senior adviser? Caller: Get him. Operator: Um, one moment please. Rouse aide: Office of the senior adviser. Caller: Get Rouse on the phone. Rouse aide: Excuse me? Caller: Get fucking Rouse on the phone. Rouse aide: Excuse me?? Rahm, is that you? Caller: Yes this

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Rahm Descends Into Retail Politics

Rahm started running for mayor of Chicago Monday, and the results were mixed. Seems he got heckled plenty as he began his “listening tour,” which will be followed if he gets into office by his “expletive tour” as he meets his new employees. Just the site of Rahm suddenly kissing ass is quite shocking. One day, he’s at the podium in the East Room. The

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The Rahm Wrap Up

This is a nice little rundown of some of the TV on the Rahm departure and Rouse elevation from newsy.com. Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com

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Rahm’s East Room Farewell

Today’s Rahm Farewell in the East Room contained surprising moments of poignancy, with the hard driving, bullying chief of staff nearly descending into weepiness when mentioning his dad and then his family. Obama himself appeared to be holding tenuously onto his cool demeanor as Rahm gave him the ultimate Rahm praise, calling him a tough guy who faced down an economic depression and manhandled other

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What Rahm Hath Wrought

Whether you like the first 18 months of the Obama presidency or not, you have one person to thank more than any other for its achievements, and it’s not the president, and it’s not Nancy Pelosi. Rahm Emanuel, who will announce his resignation today as White House chief of staff, is quite simply the most formidable political figure of the last half of the first

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Mayor Daley is Done; Rahm is Certain to Run

Was that Rahm I just saw at the Staples on 17th Street walking out with a bunch of cardboard boxes? Maybe not. But with the announcement that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has decided not to seek a tenth term, or whatever it is, Rahm is SO leaving the White House, all that remains is for him to decide which door to walk out of. If

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Obama Gives Economic Team the Finger

Faced with sluggish job growth, the resumption home price declines, and the possibility of a double dip recession, President Barack Obama gave his economic team the finger at a White House meeting last Thursday, just before departing for a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. “You guys suck,” Obama declared as his economic team gave him the latest dose of bad economic news. “Malia and Sasha could

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The Fat Cats Hand Obama Their Change

The Scene: Vogue Editor Anna Wintour’s home in Greenwich Village, New York, where she is hosting a $30,400 per person fundraiser for populist President Barack Obama. Obama is speaking in the living room when suddenly the audience of 50 fat cat donors starts to get a little restless. Obama: And so, we need keep looking forward, and not backward. Republicans want to return us to

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When Barack Met Bibi

The Scene: Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his aides have just entered to Oval Office for his meeting today with President Obama. The Israelis are determined to avoid a repeat of the last White House session, when Obama stiffed them for part of the time and refused to take a picture with Netanyahu. The Israelis fear Obama is tilting toward the Palestinians but hope

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Rahm: Report I’m Quitting is ‘BS’

Rahm today denied, in Rahm language, a report in the London Telegraph stating that he will quit the White House by the end of the year or so. Actually, the report is quite ludicrous. It sites unnamed Democratic sources postulating Rahm will leave by the end of the year. “I would bet he will go after the midterms,” says one. This is what’s known in

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