Emanuel will be Obama's chief of staff

The Illinois congressman, a veteran of the Clinton administration, has reportedly accepted the president-elect's offer.

Alex Koppelman
November 6, 2008 11:20PM (UTC)

MSNBC apparently jumped the gun when it reported Wednesday that Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel had accepted a position as Barack Obama's White House chief of staff. Today, though, is a different story; now reports that Emanuel has taken the job are flooding in.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

MORE FROM Alex Koppelman

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Barack Obama Rahm Emanuel War Room

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •