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Meet Pete Rouse, Obama's New Chief of Staff

He's a longtime aide and much more low-key than Rahm Emanuel

(Newser) - So who is this Pete Rouse, the man expected to step into Rahm Emanuel's shoes tomorrow? The president's senior aide is a longtime one and not unfamiliar with serving as his chief of staff—Rouse was hired in that job when then-Sen. Obama first arrived in Washington, reports the New ... More »

Rahm Emanuel to Quit Tomorrow; Pete Rouse In

Obama to announce chief of staff shuffle tomorrow

(Newser) - Washington's worst-kept secret is that much closer to being official: The AP quotes two anonymous sources saying that Rahm Emanuel will resign tomorrow to run for mayor of Chicago. President Obama will give him a White House sendoff and announce that senior adviser Pete Rouse will permanently replace him as... More »

Renter Won't Give Up Rahm's Chicago Home

Rob Halpin won't even allow Emanuel to crash in the basement

(Newser) - As White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel is one powerful hombre—but he’s apparently powerless in the face of Rob Halpin, the guy renting his house in Chicago. Halpin re-signed the lease to the place on Sept. 1—just six days before Mayor Richard Daley announced he would... More »

Rahm May Announce White House Exit This Week

Chief of staff 'close to decision' on Chicago mayoral bid

(Newser) - White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is nearing a decision on whether to quit his job to run for mayor of Chicago, and could make an announcement as soon as this week, sources say. "Because of family considerations, no final decision has been made," a source tells... More »

Rahm Emanuel: Report I'm Quitting Is 'BS'

Chief of Staff planning to move family to DC

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel is not happy about the report that he’s leaving the White House after the midterm elections. “This is BS. And if you need it for translation, it is baseless,” the White House chief of staff said in a statement today. Rumors have circulated that Emanuel... More »

Rahm Emanuel May Head for Exit

Jarrett poised to take over for chief of staff who can't make nice

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel’s frustration with the legislative process may lead him out of the White House, but it's not clear whether the president's volatile chief of staff will jump or be pushed. Emanuel, a former congressman, has a famously explosive temper that isn't going over well in the West Wing.... More »

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