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'''Rahm Emanuel''' (b. 1959) is a powerful Democrat who is Chief of Staff to President [[Obama]]. He represented [[Illinois]]' 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives 2003-2008.  As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he took credit gaining a majority for the first time since 1994. He became a top leader as Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House.  A member of a prominent Jewish family, Emanuel is a staunch supporter of [[Israel]]. [[File:Rahm-emanuel.jpg|thumb|200px|Rahm Emanuel (left) with president Obama, 2009]]  Shortly after Obama's election in 2008, Emanuel became Chief of Staff and took charge of planning and operations for the incoming [[Obama Administration]].
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[[File:Rahm Emanuel.jpg|thumb|200px|Rahm Emanuel]]
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'''Rahm Emanuel''' (born 1959) is a [[United States]] politician from [[Illinois]] belonging to the [[Democratic Party]] who is currently the [[mayor]] of [[Chicago, Illinois]].  He was previously Chief of Staff to President [[Barack Obama]]. Prior to that, he represented [[Illinois]]' 5th Congressional District in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] during 2003-2008.  As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he took credit gaining a majority for the first time since 1994. He became a top leader as Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House.   
  
Illustrating Emanuel's penchant for exploiting crises for political gain, he remarked, "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste." <ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow Rahm Emanuel]YouTube- you never want a serious crisis video</ref><ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122721278056345271.html?mod=googlenews_wsj]</ref>
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Emanual was appointed to the Board of Directors of [[Freddie Mac]] by [[President William Jefferson Clinton]], shepherding the [[subprime lending]] abuses under the [[Community Reinvestment Act]]. [[Barack Obama]] appointed Emanuel as his first Chief of Staff. Emanuel resigned amidst charges of his involvement in Operation [[Fast and Furious]] and the [[Jobsgate]] scandal<ref>http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15213784</ref><ref>http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/white-house/how-the-sestak-job-offer-becam.html</ref> reportedly to run for Mayor of Chicago and take control of the Chicago Democratic party machine.<ref>http://biggovernment.com/tfitton/2010/10/14/is-scandal-ridden-rahmbo-chicagos-next-mayor/</ref>
  
In the White House Emanuel's aggressive demands for a stimulus package won passage of the liberals' [[American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|$789 billion bill]] in February, but alienated Republicans (only three of whom voted for it). His seizure of control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce department led Senator [[Judd Gregg]], a leading Republican, to reverse himself and reject the job of Secretary of Commerce. Emanuel released control of the census to head off complaints of political interference. Emanuel also ran roughshod over the Secretary of State, vetoing her choice for a senior aide.  
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Illustrating Emanuel's penchant for exploiting crises for political gain, he remarked, "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow Rahm Emanuel] YouTube- you never want a serious crisis video</ref><ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122721278056345271.html?mod=googlenews_wsj]</ref>
  
Emanuel is the most influential White House chief of staff in decades, as the principal author of Obama’s do-everything-at-once strategy. He will gain if the administration stabilizes the financial markets, achieves economic recovery, remakes the health care system and winds down the war in Iraq while successfully prosecuting the one in Afghanistan.
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==Background==
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Emanuel is the son of a prominent physician, Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel; the father was born in Jerusalem.  Emanuel has a bachelor's degree from [[Sarah Lawrence College]] (1981), and a master's degree in speech and communication from [[Northwestern University]] (1985).  Emanuel and his wife Ann have three children.
  
But if events turn sour--and as of mid August, 2009, Obama’s polls are falling, the health care legislation is under popular attack, the budget deficit is gigantic, and Afghanistan remains unstable--it is Emanuel whose job will be on the line as failures in moving left will force Obama to move to the right.<ref>Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny, [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/us/politics/16emanuel.html?_r=1&hp ''Emanuel Wields Power Freely, and Faces the Risks," ''New York Times'' Aug. 15, 2009]</ref>
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==Clinton White House==
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He worked in the [[Bill Clinton]] White House from 1993-1998, first serving as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, and then Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy. He was demoted at the behest of [[Hillary Clinton]] after complaints from other staffers. Ironically, as Obama Chief of Staff, Emanuel was now in a position to overrule Hillary Clinton when she attempted to hire another former Clinton White House staffer, [[Sidney Blumenthal]].
  
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Leaving the White House staff, he became wealthy as an "investment banker" on the Board of the [[government sponsored entity]] Freddie Mac, 1999-2002. Emanuel had no previous banking experience.
  
==Background==
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==Emanuel's role in Freddie Mac and the subprime lending crisis==
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Emanuel was appointed to the board of scandal-plagued quasi-governmental mortgage giant Freddie Mac by [[President Clinton]].<ref>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122610420534009957.html</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=6201900&page=1 Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal], ABC News,
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November 7, 2008.</ref>  While Emanuel was on the board, Freddie Mac misreported its net income in 2000 by 30.5 percent, in 2001 by 23.9 percent and 2002 by 42.9 percent, defrauding investors according to the SEC.  Freddie Mac's failure is regarded as one of the precipitating events of the [[Financial Crisis of 2008#2008 crises|Financial Crisis of 2008]].
  
Emanuel is the son of a prominent physician, Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel; the father was born in Jerusalem.  Emanuel has a bachelor's degree from [[Sarah Lawrence College]] (1981), and a master's degree in speech and communication from [[Northwestern University]] (1985). Emanuel and his wife Ann have three children.
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On February 21, 2003, Emanuel was then serving Congress and reportedly sold up to $250,000 in Freddie Mac stock in an insider trading deal only days before the stock dropped by 10 percent — and weeks before it was publicly revealed that the entity was under criminal investigation for inflating earnings.<ref>http://www.businessinsider.com/book-rahm-emanuel-dumped-tons-of-freddie-mac-stock-days-before-it-collapsed-2011-11#ixzz2MnesKpxI</ref>
  
He worked in the [[Bill Clinton]] White House from 1993-1998, first serving as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, and then Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy. He was demoted at the behest of [[Hillary Clinton]], who disliked his abrasive style. Leaving the White House staff, he became wealthy as an investment banker in Chicago, 1999-2002.  
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==Congressional leadership position==
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Emanuel served in Congress 2002-2008 from the North Side of Chicago. Among Democrats in the House, he was squarely in the middle in his votes on social, economic and foreign policy issues. His aggressive in-your-face style alienated his opponents, but Emanuel took charge of the 2006 election for House Democrats, and secured major gains, giving the Democrats a majority for the first time since 1994, and propelling Emanuel to a top leadership role.
  
Emanuel was appointed to the board of scandal-plagued quasi-governmental mortgage giant Freddie Mac by President Clinton. <ref>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122610420534009957.html</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=6201900&page=1 Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal], ABC News,
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==Obama Chief of Staff==
November 7, 2008.</ref>  While Emanuel was on the board, Freddie Mac misreported its net income in 2000 by 30.5 percent, in 2001 by 23.9 percent and 2002 by 42.9 percent according to the SECFreddie Mac's failure is regarded as one of the precipitating events of the [[Financial_Crisis_of_2008#2008_crises| Financial Crisis of 2008]].  
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In the White House Emanuel's aggressive demands for a [[stimulus]] package won passage of the liberals' [[American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|$789 billion bill]] in February, but alienated Republicans (only three of whom voted for it). His seizure of control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce department led Senator [[Judd Gregg]], a leading Republican, to reverse himself and reject the job of Secretary of Commerce. Emanuel released control of the census to head off complaints of political interference.  Emanuel also ran roughshod over the Secretary of State, vetoing her choice for a senior aideIn President Obama's first year, Emanuel was considered to be the most powerful White House chief of staff in decades.
  
Emanuel served in Congress 2002-2008 from the North Side of Chicago. Among Democrats in the House, he was squarely in the middle in his votes on social, economic and foreign policy issues. His aggressive in-your-face style alienated his opponents, but Emanuel took charge of the 2006 election for House Democrats, and secured major gains, giving the Democrats a majority for the first time since 1994, and propelling Emanuel to a top leadership role.
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==Mayor of Chicago==
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In 2011, Emanuel was elected and became Mayor of Chicago after [[Richard M. Daley]] no longer ran for office.
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He was re-elected mayor on April 7, 2015.
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==See also==
 
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Latest revision as of 08:19, 24 June 2016

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel (born 1959) is a United States politician from Illinois belonging to the Democratic Party who is currently the mayor of Chicago, Illinois. He was previously Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. Prior to that, he represented Illinois' 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives during 2003-2008. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he took credit gaining a majority for the first time since 1994. He became a top leader as Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House.

Emanual was appointed to the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac by President William Jefferson Clinton, shepherding the subprime lending abuses under the Community Reinvestment Act. Barack Obama appointed Emanuel as his first Chief of Staff. Emanuel resigned amidst charges of his involvement in Operation Fast and Furious and the Jobsgate scandal[1][2] reportedly to run for Mayor of Chicago and take control of the Chicago Democratic party machine.[3]

Illustrating Emanuel's penchant for exploiting crises for political gain, he remarked, "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."[4][5]

Background

Emanuel is the son of a prominent physician, Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel; the father was born in Jerusalem. Emanuel has a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College (1981), and a master's degree in speech and communication from Northwestern University (1985). Emanuel and his wife Ann have three children.

Clinton White House

He worked in the Bill Clinton White House from 1993-1998, first serving as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, and then Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy. He was demoted at the behest of Hillary Clinton after complaints from other staffers. Ironically, as Obama Chief of Staff, Emanuel was now in a position to overrule Hillary Clinton when she attempted to hire another former Clinton White House staffer, Sidney Blumenthal.

Leaving the White House staff, he became wealthy as an "investment banker" on the Board of the government sponsored entity Freddie Mac, 1999-2002. Emanuel had no previous banking experience.

Emanuel's role in Freddie Mac and the subprime lending crisis

Emanuel was appointed to the board of scandal-plagued quasi-governmental mortgage giant Freddie Mac by President Clinton.[6][7] While Emanuel was on the board, Freddie Mac misreported its net income in 2000 by 30.5 percent, in 2001 by 23.9 percent and 2002 by 42.9 percent, defrauding investors according to the SEC. Freddie Mac's failure is regarded as one of the precipitating events of the Financial Crisis of 2008.

On February 21, 2003, Emanuel was then serving Congress and reportedly sold up to $250,000 in Freddie Mac stock in an insider trading deal only days before the stock dropped by 10 percent — and weeks before it was publicly revealed that the entity was under criminal investigation for inflating earnings.[8]

Congressional leadership position

Emanuel served in Congress 2002-2008 from the North Side of Chicago. Among Democrats in the House, he was squarely in the middle in his votes on social, economic and foreign policy issues. His aggressive in-your-face style alienated his opponents, but Emanuel took charge of the 2006 election for House Democrats, and secured major gains, giving the Democrats a majority for the first time since 1994, and propelling Emanuel to a top leadership role.

Obama Chief of Staff

In the White House Emanuel's aggressive demands for a stimulus package won passage of the liberals' $789 billion bill in February, but alienated Republicans (only three of whom voted for it). His seizure of control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce department led Senator Judd Gregg, a leading Republican, to reverse himself and reject the job of Secretary of Commerce. Emanuel released control of the census to head off complaints of political interference. Emanuel also ran roughshod over the Secretary of State, vetoing her choice for a senior aide. In President Obama's first year, Emanuel was considered to be the most powerful White House chief of staff in decades.

Mayor of Chicago

In 2011, Emanuel was elected and became Mayor of Chicago after Richard M. Daley no longer ran for office.

He was re-elected mayor on April 7, 2015.

See also

References

  1. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15213784
  2. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/white-house/how-the-sestak-job-offer-becam.html
  3. http://biggovernment.com/tfitton/2010/10/14/is-scandal-ridden-rahmbo-chicagos-next-mayor/
  4. Rahm Emanuel YouTube- you never want a serious crisis video
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  6. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122610420534009957.html
  7. Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal, ABC News, November 7, 2008.
  8. http://www.businessinsider.com/book-rahm-emanuel-dumped-tons-of-freddie-mac-stock-days-before-it-collapsed-2011-11#ixzz2MnesKpxI