Rahm Emanuel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and accomplished his Masters Degree in Speech from Northwestern University. He then proceeded to work for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. In 2002, he was elected to Congress. His first involvement with the White House was as Bill Clinton’s senior advisor. In the 2006 Democratic takeover of the House that he led, Emanuel earned the moniker “Rahmbo.” He is the 4th highest ranking House Democrat and chairman of the House Democrat Caucus. He is the Chief of Staff of the Obama administration.
Rahm Emanuel’s section in the House of Representatives website features a biography as well as his press releases, constituent services, speeches/statements, legislation, committees, and other relevant multimedia links.
In its Election ’08 coverage, Time magazine online gives a 2-minute biography of Rahm Emanuel.
BBC News also profiles Rahm Emanuel, focusing on his reputation as a respectable and tenacious leader.
Wikipedia gives a comprehensive explanation of the role of the White House Chief of Staff, a function Rahm Emmanuel has been handpicked to serve.
Nina Easton of Fortune Magazine talks of how Rahm Emanuel, expert strategist and nonstop fundraiser, stands out in the Democratic Party line-up.
Men’s Journal conducted an interview early 2008 with Rahm Emanuel, in which Emanuel answered that he was not planning to return to the White House if the Democrats won and he was presented the opportunity.
The New York Times profiles President-elect Obama’s White House in a series of articles featuring what each member will bring to the job, how he is linked to Obama, a famous quote, career path, and other information of interest.
The International Business Times gives its opinions of Obama’s choice for Chief of Staff.
On CBS “Face the Nation,” Emanuel talks of how the President-elect will “move with deliberate haste” with regard to the U.S. economy.
The Jewish Journal proudly discusses the Jewish heritage of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
CNN’s Scott Anderson writes of how Emanuel is expected to bring his signature “tough-minded” approach to the White House.