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Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Hecklers Bash Rahm at U of C Panel

"Mic Check ... Rahm Emanuel ..." they chanted as they disrupted the event. Read »

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Axelrod: Emanuel a Worthy Successor to Daley

Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod sat down to live interview at City Club of Chicago on Thursday. Read »

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern and Andrew Greiner

Does Oprah Support Rahm?

The queen of talks hints at her favorite in the race to lead Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Axelrod Leaving the White House

Axelrod Leaving the White House
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Obama's message guru is leaving the West Wing to start the reelection bid. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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By Steve Bryant, Mary Ann Ahern

Axelrod: I Heard Absolute Comfort, But Not Without Sadness

Axelrod: I Heard Absolute Comfort, But Not Without Sadness
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Adds: Obama appreciates how these jobs become your life. Read »

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