September 30th, 2010
01:40 PM ET

Sources: Obama's chief of staff to leave White House Friday

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down Friday to run for mayor of Chicago, two sources told CNN Thursday.

The move was expected, after Chicago Mayor Richard Daley recently decided not to run for re-election.

Candidates for the Chicago mayoral race must gather 12,500 signatures by November 22.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Take obama,clinton and leon panetta with you.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Thank you. I totally agree with you.

      September 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. J

    Nothing is safe from being jobless...Even Earth might lose it's job...Fantastic...

    September 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lunytune

    I know! that new planet they just discovered will probably take it!

    September 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Texas Vic

    Yep, they jumping ship big time! Yes we can is really No we can't!!!! LOL

    September 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    This is good for America and just what Chicago deserves!

    September 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Youtalkintome?

    I've never seen this POS with his mouth open, but I bet if you look in it you'll see a forked tongue.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Later you people will find out why Rahm did the Colin Powel thing. till then: garble on!

    September 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    There is a crisis in Chicago for Rahm to first exploit then heroicly resolve as mayor. The police are understaffed and black males are shooting people as if Chicago is Dodge City.
    I'm sure Rahm will fix the problem by making the black males police officers.
    I wonder how long it is before President Obama's mother in law leaves the White House?

    September 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brianc

      To Jim brieske. You're 100% right! In Chicago, you have to give the blacks everything they want.....look at Obama. Perfect product of Chicago

      October 1, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |