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Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote

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, CNN projects.

Michelle Obama on Facebook: I'm 'not a big fan of young kids having' it during 'Today' interview

The First Lady frets about her kids and Facebook, not her wardrobe. She obsesses over French fries, wishes her hubby wore more colorful shirts - and assures us he's not dyeing his hair.


Illinois high court will hear Rahm Emanuel appeal

DEANNA BELLANDI Yahoo! News 25.01.2011
Illinois high court will hear Rahm Emanuel appeal

Illinois' highest court agreed Tuesday to decide whether Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor, and justices ordered election officials not to print any ballots without his name until they rule on the case.

Illinois court throws Emanuel off Chicago ballot

DEANNA BELLANDI Yahoo! News 25.01.2011
Illinois court throws Emanuel off Chicago ballot

Just days ago, Rahm Emanuel seemed to be steamrolling the entire field of candidates for Chicago mayor. He had millions in the bank, a huge lead in the polls and abundant opportunities to show off his influence, including a meeting with the visiti...


US House passes health law repeal

Politico.com 19.01.2011
US House passes health law repeal

House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care plan Wednesday, taking their first major step toward rolling back the massive overhaul that has dominated the American political landscape for almost two years.

Schwarzenegger: ‘I Was Addicted To Being Governor’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling no punches in his first formal interview since leaving office, claiming that the highest office in the state left him “addicted” to its power.


Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at 'Unprecedented Level,' Aides Say

CLAIRE SHIPMAN and HUMA KHAN ABC News 12.01.2011
Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at 'Unprecedented Level,' Aides Say

An aide close to Sarah Palin says death threats and security threats have increased to an unprecedented level since the shooting in Arizona, and the former Alaska governor's team has been talking to security professionals.

Obama Begins Gearing Up Re-Election Bid

JONATHAN WEISMAN And LAURA MECKLER The Wall Street Journal 12.01.2011
Obama Begins Gearing Up Re-Election Bid

The White House will announce as soon as this month the creation of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, with fund-raising likely to begin in March or early April, said officials involved in the planning.


College Senior Becomes Minnesota Town's Mayor

How does leading a baseball team compare to leading a small town? The residents of Loretto, Minn. will find out soon when a star second baseman becomes the city’s mayor, even though he’s only 23.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani gearing up for US presidential run

Confident that he'd have a chance to win, Rudy Giuliani is rounding up his top political advisers for a possible 2012 presidential run, sources tell Page Six.


Obama chooses William Daley as chief of staff

BEN FELLER Yahoo! News 06.01.2011
Obama chooses William Daley as chief of staff

President Barack Obama named veteran political manager William Daley to be his new chief of staff Thursday, selecting a centrist with Wall Street ties to help navigate a newly divided Congress and a looming re-election.

Obama Said to Consider JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive for Top White House Post

Julianna Goldman and John McCormick Bloomberg.com 03.01.2011
Obama Said to Consider JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive for Top White House Post

President Barack Obama is considering naming William Daley, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and former U.S. Commerce secretary, to a high-level White House post, possibly as his chief of staff, people familiar with the matter said.


Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves public office, but will he 'be back'?

Arnold Schwarzenegger will depart public office on Monday, ending a seven-year stint as the "Governator" of California that has sharply divided opinion.

Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info

MARK NIESSE Yahoo! News 29.12.2010
Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama's Hawaii birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere.


US house votes again to lift restrictions on gays in military

For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, giving the Senate a final shot in the waning days of this Congress at changing a law requiring thousands of uniformed gays to hide their sexu...

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Diplomat, Dead at 69

Richard Holbrooke, a forceful presence in American diplomacy for more than 45 years, died tonight in Washington, D.C. He was 69. His death, after emergency surgery Friday for a torn aorta, was confirmed by sources to ABC News White House Correspon...


US Senate fails on repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' included in defense authorization bill

The Senate on Thursday dealt a severe blow to the repeal of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law, dimming the chances for the Clinton-era ban to be scrapped this year.

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State will be 'my last public position'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once more reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012, going so far as to refer to her current role in government as "my last public position."


House censures Rangel for ethics violations on 333-79 vote

The House censured Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) Thursday evening, a dramatic downfall for the once powerful chairman of the Ways and Means panel.

Obama gets 12 stitches after errant elbow to mouth

DARLENE SUPERVILLE Yahoo! News 27.11.2010
Obama gets 12 stitches after errant elbow to mouth

President Barack Obama needed 12 stitches in his upper lip after taking an errant elbow during a pickup basketball game Friday morning with family and friends visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House said.



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