One of Obama's closest allies promises help
July 28th, 2014
10:31 AM ET
5 months ago

One of Obama's closest allies promises help

Washington (CNN) – With some communities across the nation fighting attempts to house some of the unaccompanied Central American kids detained at the border, President Obama got a dose of welcome news from one of his closest political allies. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration says it is willing to house up to 1,000 children in city facilities.

“The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore,” Emanuel said Sunday in a statement. “While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot turn our backs on children that are fleeing dangerous conditions. We will do our part to ensure that these children are given access to services and treated fairly and humanely.”

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Filed under: President Obama • Rahm Emanuel
In her element, Clinton cleans up some rollout missteps
June 11th, 2014
01:13 PM ET
6 months ago

In her element, Clinton cleans up some rollout missteps

Hillary Clinton will discuss her memoir "Hard Choices" in a town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington at 5 p.m. ET on June 17. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady will take questions from moderator Christiane Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, and members of the audience. The town hall will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

Chicago (CNN) – In front of a supportive audience on Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to clean up a few missteps she made earlier in her much watched book roll out.

The "Hard Choices" tour sputtered at the start when she told ABC during her first interview that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" and in debt when they left the White House in early 2001. What Clinton left out was that her family had a massive book advance in the works, a sizable government pension, and the prospect of making millions on the speaking circuit.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president
May 9th, 2014
10:24 AM ET
8 months ago

Rahm Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president

Washington (CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his support for Hillary Clinton official on Friday, announcing through a pro-Clinton super PAC that he supports the former secretary of state for president, if she runs.

The former political adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama said he has seen Clinton's work firsthand and encouraged her to seek the office.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel • Ready for Hillary
Political Circus: Keeping it classy...
March 21st, 2014
01:53 PM ET
9 months ago

Political Circus: Keeping it classy...

(CNN)— Take the free-for-all nature of social media, add the oft-mean spirited commentary that punctuates political circles and you have a recipe for petty online smackdowns.

Conservative commentators Dana Loesch's and Meghan McCain's online back and forth devolved into an hours-long, Twitterverse brawl on the derogatory nature of (drumroll please)… political brawls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • John Lewis • Meghan McCain • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Uncategorized
February 24th, 2014
05:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Vintage Rahm: Emanuel supports Obama's executive actions '1000 percent'

(CNN) – Former White House chief of staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended President Barack Obama's accelerated use of executive actions "1,000 percent," in an interview with CNN.

"Do you think Japan or China is able - or Taiwan looks to the future and says, well, let's see what the United States Congress does before we invest? So I'm proud that the President took executive action, because he can't allow America's future to be held hostage by a Congress that won't do anything," Emanuel said.
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Filed under: President Obama • Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president
October 30th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Emanuel thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president

(CNN) – Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he thinks that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will once again run for the White House, and pledged to support her campaign if she did.

“I’m behind Hillary if she runs,” the Chicago mayor and former senior aide to President Bill Clinton said in an interview with Jake Tapper on the Lead. “And I think she will, but that’s up to her. If she runs, I’m in.”

As for his own rumored presidential ambitions, Emanuel, a former congressman, dismissed it outright. “Absolutely not.” He added, “I have no interest.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel: “Heads are rolling” over botched Obamacare rollout
October 30th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Emanuel: “Heads are rolling” over botched Obamacare rollout

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, said he expects that people will be held accountable for the botched rollout of the healthcare website.

“I have all the confidence and all the assurance that heads are rolling, and they’re spinning right now to fix the problem,” Emanuel said in an interview with Jake Tapper on The Lead.

“That's what the president wants everybody’s energy on: fix the problem. We'll deal with culpability later, because the most important thing you've got to do is get the problem fixed,” said Emanuel.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • Rahm Emanuel
Chicago mayor asks banks to cut off gun makers
January 25th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Chicago mayor asks banks to cut off gun makers

Washington (CNNMoney) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday asked big banks to stop lending to gun makers as a way to pressure the industry to support tougher gun control laws.

Emanuel, mayor of the nation's third-largest city and former chief of staff to President Obama, wrote the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank, since they finance gun makers that lobby against federal and local efforts to toughen gun control laws.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Rahm Emanuel
Wife of former Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns from Chicago City Council
January 11th, 2013
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Wife of former Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns from Chicago City Council

(CNN) - The wife of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who stepped down amid health concerns and investigations into financial improprieties, is also resigning her seat in government.

Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson is stepping down from the City Council on January 15, she said in a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday. She has held the seat since 2007.
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Filed under: Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr. • Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel says Pennsylvania is safe, Libya should not be politicized
November 4th, 2012
09:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Emanuel says Pennsylvania is safe, Libya should not be politicized

(CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who previously served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said he believes the president's campaign "is set" in Pennsylvania - but he cautioned it's better to be safe than sorry.

"I think Pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted," Emanuel said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "There are going to be a lot of people going back to Ohio in the (final) 96 hours, multiple times. They'll go to Pennsylvania."
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rahm Emanuel • TV-State of the Union
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