To start a vigorous political argument just say, “Rahm Emanuel.” Whether you’re in Chicago, where he was a mayor and congressman and investment banker, or in Washington, where he worked with Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the diminutive middle son of the three Emanuel brothers is trending upwards — for this week at least — though not with huzzahs.
“This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime.”
“He’s a bully, and people are afraid of him. I can’t stand by and watch it,” said one challenger
Emanuel led Dems’ successful effort in 2006 to seize the House and Senate from Republicans – a situation that Dems see parallels with today.
Rahm Emanuel, the ex-Obama aide and current Chicago mayor, exhorted fellow Dems to appeal to moderate voters in suburbs in order to win back power.
Invoking his Jewish grandfather’s plight from anti-Semitism, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel penned a Chicago Sun Times article decrying the rise of bigotry in Trump-era America and the limitations being imposed on immigration.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel got into a war of words with President Donald Trump, who threatened to bring in the “Feds” to reduce Chicago’s murder rate.
Chicago’s city council voted Wednesday to reaffirm its status as a sanctuary city and protect immigrants from deportations almost at exactly the same time President Donald Trump signed an executive order that tightened immigration laws and declared that the U.S. government would cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities “except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes.”
President-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter message on Monday that Chicago’s mayor must ask for U.S. government help if the city fails to reduce its homicide rate, which hit a 20-year high in 2016.
It was the third game of the Giants-Cubs National League playoffs, going into extra innings. The winner of the best-of-seven series, which the Cubs led 2-1, would go on to the World Series. All of Chicago was watching that Wednesday evening, October 10, praying for the Cubs’ first World Series appearance since 1945 — but for one hardworking municipal leader toiling late into the night.