Emanuel begins new chapter
May 16th, 2011
11:36 AM ET
4 years ago

Emanuel begins new chapter

(CNN) – The Daley-era in Chicago ended Monday when Rahm Emanuel took over the reins as the Windy City's 46th mayor.

Emanuel assumed the new role by taking the oath of office at 12:23 p.m. ET in the Amy Morton of Steppenwolf Theater. Vice President Joe Biden, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley, the former mayor's brother were in attendance.
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Mayor-elect Emanuel meets with Obama
President Barack Obama meets with Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office.
March 4th, 2011
02:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Mayor-elect Emanuel meets with Obama

(CNN)–Chicago's mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel met with his former boss, President Barack Obama, in a closed door meeting at the White House on Friday. (White House Photo)


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Political Circus: Will the real Mayor Emanuel please stand up?
March 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Will the real Mayor Emanuel please stand up?

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

A big f****** deal

The Atlantic.com has a Twitter exclusive:

"It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed – until now."
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Emanuel aide resigns over ethics violations
Rahm Emanuel talks with reporters while having lunch at Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles restaurant during a campaign stop February 21, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
February 26th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
4 years ago

Emanuel aide resigns over ethics violations

(CNN) - A co-chair of Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's transition team resigned from her new post Friday after it was revealed that she left her high-level state job last summer over ethics violations, CNN confirmed Saturday.

Judy Erwin previously served as the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and served on then-candidate Barack Obama's Education Policy Committee during his 2008 presidential campaign. On Thursday, she was named to Emanuel's transition team and according to a news release, Erwin was also recently hired as managing director for ASGK Public Strategies, the communication management firm founded by former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.

Read the full decision here.
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Rahm Emanuel lauds broad support after resounding victory
February 23rd, 2011
10:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Rahm Emanuel lauds broad support after resounding victory

Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel greeted voters on Chicago's South Side Wednesday morning – the day after his resounding victory to become the city's next mayor.

His choice of an "L" train station in the heart of the city's African American community symbolized his successful efforts to reach out to that community during his campaign. He captured about half of the votes in wards with large populations of African-Americans in Tuesday's election.
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Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote
February 22nd, 2011
08:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote

Update: President Obama and Rahm Emanuel spoke by telephone Tuesday night after the election results were known and before Emanuel spoke, an Emanuel campaign aide confirms to CNN.

Chicago (CNN) – Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election over five other challengers Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff vote.

With almost 75% of the vote counted, Emanuel had almost 55% of the vote, far outdistancing his rivals.

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Rahm, no longer 'my way or the highway'
February 22nd, 2011
05:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Rahm, no longer 'my way or the highway'

(CNN) - Rahm Emanuel was known for bringing Chicago-style politics to Washington – complete with his colorful language and take-no-prisoners-approach to politics.

But in his run for Chicago mayor there's been a new "Rahm style." Emanuel told CNN's National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin that only pesky reporters make him curse.
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Emanuel takes aim at Wisconsin governor
February 22nd, 2011
12:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Emanuel takes aim at Wisconsin governor

Washington (CNN)– CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King caught up with Rahm Emanuel Tuesday in Chicago as the former top Obama aide did some last minute campaigning for mayor.

Emanuel – who is poised for victory in the mayoral election Tuesday – said he disagreed with the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is handling that states' budget crisis:
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Chicago candidates hit the streets as polls open amid snow
February 22nd, 2011
10:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Chicago candidates hit the streets as polls open amid snow

Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Amid a snowfall of a couple of inches, voters headed to the polls Tuesday morning to elect their first new mayor since 1989.

Candidates were hitting the streets hoping to rally voters. Frontrunner Rahm Emanuel, who previously cast his ballot in early voting, was shaking hands at an "L" train stop Tuesday morning while Gery Chico was hitting some polling stations and will vote later Tuesday morning. Carol Moseley Braun was going to her polling place to cast her ballot. Miguel del Valle, who also early voted, was also visiting polling stations throughout the city.
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As opponents hope for runoff, Emanuel aims for victory in Chicago
February 22nd, 2011
07:50 AM ET
4 years ago

As opponents hope for runoff, Emanuel aims for victory in Chicago

Chicago (CNN) - When Rahm Emanuel entered the race to succeed Richard Daley as mayor of Chicago in November, he was far from the front-runner.

Despite the fact that he was a native of the city, served three terms as a congressman and was chief of staff to President Barack Obama and a key aide to President Bill Clinton, he was not well-known to much of the population.

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