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Emanuel Spotted at the White House



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    President Barack Obama talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office, Nov. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. 

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was spotted Friday morning at the White House. 

    The former Chief of Staff was seen walking into the West Executive entrance around 10 a.m. EST. 

    "The Mayor is meeting with government officials to discuss a variety of issues facing Chicago," spokeswoman Tarrah Cooper said via email. 

    Another Emanuel spokesperson, Sarah Hamilton, said the mayor met with cabinet secretaries Ray LaHood (transportation) and Steven Chu (energy) and will attend other meetings at the White House later. 

    Emanuel had no events listed on his public schedule. 

    The White House schedule listed two events. The president hosted a bipartisan, bicameral leadership meeting with members of congress to discuss deficit reduction at 10:15. 

    At 2:00, the president and vice president met with leaders of civic organizations and other outside groups.