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Rumors are flying that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will resign his post after the November midterm elections.

Does President Obama's Chief of Staff have one foot out the White House door? London's Daily Telegraph got the rumor mill rolling last weekend with this article. According to the paper's Washington insiders...

"...he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to 'bang heads together' to get policy pushed through."

The Telegraph then quotes an unnamed Democratic consultant as saying...

"Nobody thinks it's working but they can't get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he'll go."

MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie disagrees, saying the Telegraph's article has about as much information as you could get from a D.C. cab driver.

"You know at some point Rahm Emanuel will be looking for the exit as will many senior administration officials but I don't think it's in any way imminent and in fact, where you used to think the smart money was that he'd leave by the end of the year, my sense of it is that he's going to be staying longer than that and that he'll be with this administration for at least another year."

Guthrie could be right, at least for now. A CBS reporter asked Emanuel whether he was staging an exit... and this was the Chief of Staff's response.

"As I would say this is b-s or as the English like to say, baseless."

Fox News says, whether the senior White House official actually leaves or not, an Emanuel exit might not be the worst thing for the Obama administration.

"But given what's going on maybe it is time for someone to go. If not Rahm Emanuel, maybe someone else. It doesn't seem to be working whatever they're doing. Is it time to maybe change some leadership at the White House?"

Politics Daily says, while Emanuel has discussed the toll the job has taken on him, there's only one reason he'd give up his D.C. digs and head back to the Midwest.

"The only situation that could change Emanuel's plans is if Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley decides not to run for re-election next year. Emanuel has been open about wanting to run City Hall in his hometown."

According to Mayor Daley's camp, he is not going to announce his decision for the 2011 contest until after the November elections.

So what do you think? Is Rahm Emanuel about to bail out of the Obama Administration? Should he?

 

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WRITER: Mallory Perryman

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Rahm Emanuel Denies Exit Rumors

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Rumors are flying that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will resign his post after the November midterm elections.

Does President Obama's Chief of Staff have one foot out the White House door? London's Daily Telegraph got the rumor mill rolling last weekend with this article. According to the paper's Washington insiders...

"...he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to 'bang heads together' to get policy pushed through."

The Telegraph then quotes an unnamed Democratic consultant as saying...

"Nobody thinks it's working but they can't get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he'll go."

MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie disagrees, saying the Telegraph's article has about as much information as you could get from a D.C. cab driver.

"You know at some point Rahm Emanuel will be looking for the exit as will many senior administration officials but I don't think it's in any way imminent and in fact, where you used to think the smart money was that he'd leave by the end of the year, my sense of it is that he's going to be staying longer than that and that he'll be with this administration for at least another year."

Guthrie could be right, at least for now. A CBS reporter asked Emanuel whether he was staging an exit... and this was the Chief of Staff's response.

"As I would say this is b-s or as the English like to say, baseless."

Fox News says, whether the senior White House official actually leaves or not, an Emanuel exit might not be the worst thing for the Obama administration.

"But given what's going on maybe it is time for someone to go. If not Rahm Emanuel, maybe someone else. It doesn't seem to be working whatever they're doing. Is it time to maybe change some leadership at the White House?"

Politics Daily says, while Emanuel has discussed the toll the job has taken on him, there's only one reason he'd give up his D.C. digs and head back to the Midwest.

"The only situation that could change Emanuel's plans is if Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley decides not to run for re-election next year. Emanuel has been open about wanting to run City Hall in his hometown."

According to Mayor Daley's camp, he is not going to announce his decision for the 2011 contest until after the November elections.

So what do you think? Is Rahm Emanuel about to bail out of the Obama Administration? Should he?

 

Get more multi-source news from Newsy.com.

 

WRITER: Mallory Perryman

PRODUCER: Newsy Staff

 

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