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.
At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
Emanuel, who declared Chicago a “sanctuary city” for immigrants, is asking the president-elect to continue Obama’s program which stayed deportation of some undocumented immigrants who arrived to the US as children
The strike’s settlement offered the spectacle of the city’s two most politically prominent Jews and most notable political antagonists coming together for a deal at the 11th hour.