Ryan sides with Emanuel on Chicago strike
September 10th, 2012
06:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan sides with Emanuel on Chicago strike

Portland, Oregon (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential candidate, sided with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday in the strike by unionized Chicago teachers and urged President Barack Obama to stand behind his former chief of staff.

"Rahm and I have not agreed on every issue or on a lot of issues, but Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teachers' union strike is unnecessary and wrong," Mitt Romney's running mate said at a campaign fund-raiser in Portland, Oregon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel says he'll be more 'helpful' in fund-raising role
September 5th, 2012
04:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Emanuel says he'll be more 'helpful' in fund-raising role

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a CNN interview Wednesday he'll provide greater assistance to President Barack Obama's re-election bid by assuming a fund-raising role with the super PAC Priorities USA than he would as a co-chairman of Obama's campaign, a position he has relinquished.

Emanuel will assist the Democratic group raise money ahead of November's general election, and attempt to close the gap between Priorities, which brought in $10 million in August, and Republican-aligned groups, which have brought in much higher totals. Emanuel's interview will appear on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 6 p.m. ET.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WEDNESDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON CNN'S "THE SITUATION ROOM"

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Filed under: Priorities USA • Rahm Emanuel
Democrats to Romney: 'Stop whining' over felony remark
July 15th, 2012
12:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats to Romney: 'Stop whining' over felony remark

(CNN) – The suggestion this week from a top Obama campaign official that Mitt Romney may have committed a felony by listing himself as CEO of Bain Capital after leaving the firm was picked apart Sunday, with Republicans decrying the remark as the worst type of divisive politics and Obama's team urging its rivals to "stop whining."

Stephanie Cutter, Obama's deputy campaign manager, originally made the claim Thursday on a conference call.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rahm Emanuel
June 10th, 2012
12:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Emanuel: Race will come down to 5 states

(CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the first White House chief of staff in the Obama administration, says he expects the presidential race to be a "close election" in November.

"I think it's going to come down to a handful of states. ... It's five states, 500 precincts. That's what I believe," Emanuel said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rahm Emanuel • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
April 23rd, 2012
09:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Rahm Emanuel on Mitt Romney

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who took the post after serving as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Monday that if it were up to likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, "we wouldn't have an auto industry."


Filed under: Mitt Romney • Rahm Emanuel • TV-Piers Morgan
Rahm Emanuel labels GOP field 'turkeys'
November 19th, 2011
10:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Rahm Emanuel labels GOP field 'turkeys'

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn't mince any words Saturday when speaking about Republicans running for the 2012 nomination - calling the group "turkeys."

He lambasted the front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, for what he called inconsistencies in his record.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel predicts uphill climb for Obama re-election
October 9th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Rahm Emanuel predicts uphill climb for Obama re-election

(CNN) – Rahm Emanuel left his post as White House Chief of Staff more than a year ago, but on Sunday the Chicago mayor waded back into presidential politics, saying his former boss’ reelection was far from a sure thing.

“There's no doubt there's a challenge politically because the economy is not where the American middle-class family needs it to be for their bottom line,” Emanuel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel
July 22nd, 2011
12:01 PM ET
Emanuel hopes Illinois will follow New York in same-sex marriage legislation
June 29th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Emanuel hopes Illinois will follow New York in same-sex marriage legislation

(CNN)- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel showed his support for the recently passed New York same-sex marriage law telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview Wednesday he would support similar legislation in Illinois.

"I would hope that the state would move in that direction" Emanuel said. "Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value statement and I think that's very important."
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BLITZER'S BLOG: Sitting down with Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton in Chicago
June 29th, 2011
02:58 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Sitting down with Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton in Chicago

Chicago (CNN) - I've covered Rahm Emanuel for many years – going back to 1992 when he was a young political aide to then-Governor Bill Clinton who was running for President.

He later joined President Clinton at the White House before heading back to his native Chicago to make some money in the financial investment business. After that, he came back to Washington as a congressman and remained as President Barack Obama's first White House Chief of Staff. But I must say I have never seen him as enthusiastic and excited as he is now as Mayor of Chicago.

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