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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Rahm Emanuel

May 16, 2011 — One of Emanuel's biggest challenges will be to be put his stamp on governing the "city that works" without suggesting that his friend, the former mayor, left the city in something of a mess which, according to some critics, he did.
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Feb 23, 2011 — Libya; New Zealand quake; Rahm Emanuel; Wisconsin protest
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Feb 22, 2011 — Emanuel avoided a runoff by winning 55 percent of the vote. The victory caps a campaign that included a failed legal bid to try to keep the former White House chief of staff off the ballot.
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Feb 22, 2011 — The question in most people's minds is not whether Rahm Emanuel will win today's Chicago mayoral election. It's whether or not he can get the 50 percent to avoid an April runoff.
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Jan 28, 2011 — With the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Rahm Emanuel has satisfied city residency laws, the major candidates for mayor of Chicago debated Thursday, just weeks ahead of the Feb. 22 election.
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Jan 27, 2011 — Rahm Emanuel will be on the February 22 ballot that decides who will be the next mayor of Chicago.
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Jan 25, 2011 — In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
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Jan 25, 2011 — The Chicago board elections has been told not to print ballots for the city's mayoral election without Rahm Emanuel's name on them.
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Jan 24, 2011 — He's expected to appeal the decision to the state's Supreme Court. At issue: whether he was a Chicago resident while working as chief of staff at the White House.
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Jan 4, 2011 — A Cook County judge agreed that Emanuel has Chicago residency despite working in DC for Obama. Meanwhile, Emanuel provided some clues about how he would raise money for the city's budget. Think garbage trucks.
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