Emanuel Accepts

Politico reports that Rahm Emanuel has accepted Barack Obama’s offer to serve as his White House chief of staff. Emanuel was widely believed to be in line to be the next Democratic congressman to serve as Speaker of the House, but “accepted the [chief of staff] job because he thought it was important to serve this historic administration.” According to Politico, “The announcement will send a signal that Obama is eager to work with Congress, and plans a swift launch of an aggressive agenda that will focus on the economy, taxes, energy, education and health care.”