Emanuel's bid for mayor? – Three Democratic sources close to Rahm Emanuel tell CNN that the White House chief of staff informed senior colleagues he is all but certain to run for mayor of Chicago, Illinois, and will leave the White House to take the final exploratory steps.
Close associates are already building a campaign team, according to sources. An announcement by Emanuel is expected to be scheduled for Friday, sources said. With his bigger-than-life personality, Emanuel – known to some as Rahmbo – has aggressively been involved with Obama's agenda. A source close to Emanuel says that Deputy Chief of Staff Pete Rouse is the favorite to take over as chief of staff on a temporary basis in order to give President Obama more time to find a long-term replacement for Emanuel.
Stevens burial – Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. Stevens, a decorated World War II pilot, will be buried with honors, family spokesman Elliott Bundy told CNN last month.
Stevens, 86, and four others died August 9 when the plane in which they were flying crashed into the side of a mountain in remote southwestern Alaska.
Food allergies in bullying – It’s tough enough having to avoid products with peanuts as a kid with food allergies. It’s even tougher when someone at school eats peanut butter and then spits on you.
As the prevalence of food allergies grows in America, doctors are becoming more conscious of a disturbing trend of children getting picked on for not being able to eat certain foods.
Reaching young voters – President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other top Democrats are heading back to school Tuesday, in hopes of persuading people who cast their first votes in the 2008 election to do it again in 2010.
The president is scheduled to headline a Democratic Party rally at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, while the vice president is the main attraction at a similar event at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.