The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:Rahm Emanuel recent posts.en-usThu, 24 Feb 2011 10:49:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Democratic Party:Rahm Emanuel from THE WEEKThu, 24 Feb 2011 10:49:00 -0500Rahmville: Can Mayor Emanuel fix Chicago?<img src="" /></P><p>Rahm Emanuel handily won the race to replace longtime Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, taking 55 percent of the vote in a bitterly contested election. But when Obama's former chief of staff is sworn in May 16, he'll face an uphill battle resolving Chicago's thorny financial problems. Given the Second City's budget shortfall of at least $500 million, under-performing schools, and thinning police force, is the famously foul-mouthed Emanuel set up for failure before he even steps into City Hall? (Watch Emanuel's first mayoral press conference)</p><p><strong>If anyone can fix Chicago, it's Rahm:</strong> Winning 55 percent...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 24 Feb 2011 10:49:00 -0500Rahm Emanuel's Chicago win: How did he do it?<img src="" /></P><p>Rahm Emanuel will be the next mayor of Chicago. Voters in the Second City gave the former White House chief of staff a definitive, if not overwhelming majority in an election that many assumed would fail to deliver an outright winner. After a race marked by a damaging feud over Emanuel's residency (or lack thereof) in Chicago, the notoriously quick-tempered Democrat beat out five rivals to receive a 55 percent share of the vote &mdash; avoiding a runoff battle with his closest rival, Gery Chico. How did Emanuel manage it? (Watch an AP report about Emanuel's win)<br /><br /><strong>Obama had his back: </strong>The president...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 23 Feb 2011 13:08:00 -0500Booting Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago ballot: The wisecracks<img src="" /></P><p>Rahm Emanuel's quest to become mayor of Chicago has been (at least temporarily) derailed after an appeals court booted him off the ballot. The Illinois appellate court ruled that the former White House chief of staff was ineligible to run, given that he has not been a Chicago resident for the past year. Emanuel's legal team plans to appeal the decision to the state's Supreme Court &mdash; but with only four weeks until Election Day, a decision may not come soon enough to save his candidacy. Commentators took the opportunity to crack wise at the famously profane Emanuel's expense:<br /><br />"Initial word was...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 24 Jan 2011 18:21:00 -0500The latest Tweets on 'Rahm Emanuel'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 01 Oct 2010 18:03:00 -0400The Rahm goodbye: Grading Emanuel<img src="" /></P><p>After his final day on the job Friday as White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel is widely assumed to be moving back to Chicago to run for mayor. What sort of legacy will he leave behind after nearly two years as President Obama's "right-hand man"? The "fascinating" thing, says Chris Cillizza in <em>The Washington Post</em>, "is that almost no one in Democratic politics is without an opinion" on Emanuel's tenure. Here's a look at some of his biggest perceived successes and failures:</p><p><strong>SUCCESSES</strong></p><p><strong>1. The stimulus<br /></strong>Emanuel's "warlike intensity" was a key factor in one of Obama's big accomplishments, the passage...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 01 Oct 2010 10:30:00 -0400Rahm Emanuel: The next mayor of Chicago?<img src="" /></P><p>After 21 years in office, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2011. The surprise news instantly sparked speculation that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel would take his place on the Democratic ticket. In April, Emanuel told talk show host Charlie Rose that it's "always been an aspiration of mine" to be Chicago's mayor. And people close to Emanuel tell <em>The Washington Post</em> that, with Daley out of the running, Emanuel is almost certain to run. With a difficult midterm election for the Democrats quickly approaching, will Rahm Emanuel quit the...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 09 Sep 2010 09:00:00 -0400Is Rahm Emanuel giving up on Obama?<img src="" /></P><p>Quoting "Washington insiders," the London <em>Telegraph</em> says White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will quit late this year, probably after November's mid-term elections. The <em>Telegraph</em> says the "pragmatic" Emanuel, "a veteran in Congress where he was known for driving through compromises," has grown tired of clashing with Obama's "idealistic inner circle" of advisers who, for example, pushed through far-reaching health reform over his calls for a "scaled down package." The White House called the report "ludicrous." Is this just thinly sourced gossip, or is the Obama administration heading for a shake...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 21 Jun 2010 11:25:00 -0400Rahm Emanuel: Obama's main man<img src="" /></P><p>Incoming Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is known for his fierce partisanship and take-no-prisoners style. Why did Obama pick him to run the White House?</p><p><strong>Who is Rahm Emanuel? </strong><br />A savvy 49-year-old former congressman and political operative famous for his sharp elbows, fanatical devotion to his job, and prodigious fundraising. Emanuel&rsquo;s legacy is the stuff of Hollywood&mdash;literally. He inspired the Josh Lyman character on NBC&rsquo;s <em>West Wing </em>drama, and one of his two brothers, Ariel, served as inspiration for Hollywood &uuml;ber-agent Ari Gold on HBO&rsquo;s <em>Entourage</em> series. His own mother...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 15 Jan 2009 04:24:00 -0500