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  • Chicago mayor cuts short vacation after latest police shooting

    December 28, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he would cut his family vacation in Cuba short to address the fatal shooting of two more black residents by a city police department already under federal investigation over its use of deadly force.

    The decision comes after activists...

  • Rahm Emanuel supports Iran deal

    August 18, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he supports the Iran nuclear deal.

    Asked about it at a press conference Tuesday, Emanuel, a Democrat who is President Obama’s former chief of staff, said, according to the Chicago Tribune: “The simplest way to say it is, if I was in Congress, I...

  • Where the Obama-Netanyahu relationship went wrong

    June 2, 2015 | 5:03 pm

    When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.

    “For people to suggest...

  • Chicken Little, chicken soup and the Reform moment

    January 9, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Almost half a century ago, a cover story in Look Magazine described “The Vanishing American Jew.” Extrapolating from demographic trends on intermarriage, birth rates and generational assimilation, the author predicted that the Jewish community in America would blend in and...

  • Rahm Emanuel gets down to Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

    July 18, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Chi-town mayor Rahm Emanuel had some fun at Taste of Chicago. (Please try your best to ignore the videographer's vertical recording faux pas.)

    What do you think of the Jewish mayor's subtle dance moves? We give him a 5 ... You can do better, Mr. Emanuel.

  • History matters: 
Garcetti and the history of Jewish politics

    By David N. Myers

    May 29, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    With Eric Garcetti’s election on May 21, the mayors of the three largest cities in the United States — Michael Bloomberg in New York, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago and Garcetti in Los Angeles — are all Jews. This is a remarkable phenomenon, perhaps most of all because of how unremarked...

  • Emanuel blasts Netanyahu for ‘betraying’ Obama

    December 3, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Rahm Emanuel said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu betrayed the Obama administration by announcing a new settlement expansion and the cutoff of tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

    Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and President Obama's chief of staff in his first...

  • October 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 28, 2012 | 1:07 am


    Trying to buy peace with Syria’s tyrant

    The West must pressure the entire Arab world, from Syria to Saudi Arabia, to adopt a model of a free society, writes Natan Sharansky in the Washington Post

    Have the horrors being perpetrated in Syria, let alone the dismal...

  • Jews well represented among Obama’s campaign chairs

    February 22, 2012 | 10:11 am

    At least seven of the Obama campaign’s 35 co-chairs are Jewish, including Alan Solow, a leading figure in the organized community.

    Solow is identified on the list released early Wednesday morning as both a partner at the DLA Piper law firm and as a past president of the Conference...

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauds Chicago federation

    September 21, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the city’s Jewish federation for its work in and out of the Jewish community.

    “To be a Jew is to be a member of a community—and that’s not just our community but the community at large,” Emanuel said Tuesday at the 111th annual meeting of the...

  • Emanuel sworn in to lead Chicago

    May 16, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    Rahm Emanuel was sworn in as the first Jewish mayor of Chicago.

    Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff, took the oath of office on Monday. He was elected mayor of the country’s third-largest city in February after sitting mayor Richard Daley declined to seek a seventh term...

  • Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

    February 23, 2011 | 8:43 am

    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

    Emanuel garnered 55 percent of the vote in a five-way race on Tuesday, becoming the city’s first Jewish mayor.

    The election was the first time in 20 years that incumbent Mayor Richard Daley did not appear...

  • Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race: Outright Victory Means No Runoff

    February 22, 2011 | 8:05 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation’s third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.

    With 86...

  • The Circuit: Rahm Emanuel, Anti-Defamation League, John Lloyd Young, Hedva Amrani

    February 22, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    American Friends of The Hebrew University’s (AFHU) Western Region hosted the Annual Leadership Education Forum (ALEF) at the Skirball Cultural Center on Jan.16, with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as the keynote speaker.

    From left: Western Region President Mark...

  • Anti-Semitic flyers attack Emanuel

    February 15, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Flyers with anti-Semitic messages directed against Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel were distributed on a train line that runs through the city.

    The flyer, distributed at a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line station, shows a silhouette of Emanuel and reads: “I will run...

  • Emanuel’s campaign had connections to power

    January 27, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    From NYTIMES.com:

    When Thomas L. Kilbride, the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, studied the legal briefs in the case over Rahm Emanuel’s eligibility to run for mayor, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency dispute should have been familiar to Mr. Kilbride:...

  • Illinois Supreme Court: Rahm Emanuel on Chicago mayor ballot

    January 27, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    From the Chicago Tribune:

    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago,  saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state’s residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.


  • Rahm Emanuel’s name back on ballot, for now

    January 25, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    The Illinois Supreme Court ordered Rahm Emanuel’s name back on the ballot for Chicago mayor.

    A day after a state appellate court panel ordered that Emanuel’s name be removed from the ballot because he had not lived in the city for a year before the election, as stipulated by the...

  • Court exes Emanuel from Chicago ballot [VIDEO]

    January 24, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    An Illinois court ruled Rahm Emanuel ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago.

    The state’s Appellate Court in a 2-1 decision ordered that Emanuel’s name be removed from the ballot.

    Opponents of the former White House chief of staff had said his two years in Washington disqualified...

  • Judge rules Rahm Emanuel’s name can appear on Chicago ballot

    January 4, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    NYTIMES: Rahm Emanuel cleared another hurdle in his bid for mayor of Chicago on Tuesday when a Cook County judge agreed with the city’s election board that his name should appear on the ballot.

    The judge, Mark J. Ballard, upheld the election board’s decision that Mr. Emanuel met...

  • Bibi: Rahm Emanuel is a “self-hating Jew”

    July 9, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    At about 3:15 P.M. yesterday, the government’s 100th day in office, political correspondents’ beepers went off. In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister’s Bureau was inviting the correspondents to a press conference at the Knesset that was slated to begin in 15 minutes. This was...

  • On the Credit crisis, Obama Needs to Change Course

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 17, 2009 | 10:32 pm

    So far, I think Obama has done a tremendous job as president.  He has now gotten two hugely important bills through Congress, the stimulus package and the budget, and has made signal efforts to open up stem-cell research and to overturn various ill-advised Bush orders and policies. ...

  • “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin on his agent Ari Emanuel

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 14, 2008 | 12:41 am

    Last week, when Rahm Emanuel was appointed Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, interest in his brother, Hollywood ‘superagent’ Ari Emanuel, surged. I spoke with Aaron Sorkin, one of Emanuel’s most loyal clients and creator of “The West Wing” from his nest at the Four Seasons in New York....

  • Rahm Emanuel is a fighting policy wonk with a Jewish soul [VIDEO]

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 13, 2008 | 1:03 am

    Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkayt -- it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

    Since his days as a fundraiser and then a "political adviser" -- read:...

  • Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ari Emanuel, is a Hollywood superagent

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 6, 2008 | 9:32 pm

    Up until Rahm Emanuel was offered the Chief of Staff position in Barack Obama's cabinet, his younger brother Ari, the cantankerous Hollywood talent agent, was considerably better known. Most famously -- or perhaps infamously -- Ari Emanuel is said to be the inspiration for the...
  • Rahm Emanuel is swimming with fish

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2008 | 9:19 pm

    Rahm Emanuel means business. Here’s what Ryan Lizza wrote for GQ when he met Emanuel for a meal before the Democrats, thanks to their new kingmaker, crushed the Republicans in 2006. (My edits):

    “So how many seats do you think you’re going to win?”

    Rahm flashes the impatient...

  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s pick for Chief of Staff, is tough, direct and wedded to his Jewish roots

    November 6, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    President-elect Barack Obama’s pick of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will put a tough, proven political operator at the center of a new Administration.

    It also raises the profile of a Chicago Jewish family firmly rooted in the worlds of Hollywood, medicine, politics…and Judaism.
  • Emanuel’s Impact

    By Eli Kintisch

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The subject of Monday afternoon's Democratic caucus meeting was crucial: On the eve of President Bush's release of his economic stimulus package, how could House Democrats make the public case that their package was better?

    By the end of the two-hour meeting, the more than 175...