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Rahm Emanuel and Change in the Obama Administration

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The tide of Chicago political talent began its course toward Washington D.C. yesterday. President-elect Barack Obama got word that Congressman Rahm Emanuel has accepted the position of Chief of Staff in his new administration.

Emanuel's a decidedly different sort of politician than Obama. When Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Emanuel before the 2006 midterm elections, he made no apologies for his hardball tactics. 

Paul Street says the selection of Emmanuel speaks volumes about the direction of the new administration. Street is the author of Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics. As the nation watches for more staff and cabinet announcements, Street joins us to talk about the significance of the picks.

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