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Obama chooses Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff

November 6, 2008


Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Congressman who will be President-elect Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff, is “dangerous, absolutely relentless when he’s got a political kill in sight,” according to an admiring Republican colleague, Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole. Emanuel is also, President Clinton once told Fortune, “one of the top political minds in Washington,” a former ballet dancer who “favors the counterattack over the attack.”

From his years at Clinton’s side, Emanuel knows his way around the West Wing – and was a critical figure behind the passage of NAFTA. From his years in the U.S. House of Representatives, he knows his way around Capitol Hill – and was the chief architect of the Democrats’ 2006 recapture of Congress.

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