Emanuel Will Be Obama’s Chief of Staff

Appointment is Obama's first since election

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Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., will be President-elect Barack Obama's White House chief of staff, Politico reported.

It is the first appointment by Obama since his election Tuesday.

Emanuel, 49, the fourth-ranking House Democratic leader who was on track to eventually become House Speaker, served as a strategist under President Bill Clinton.

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