It’s Official: Rahm Emanuel’s Out, Pete Rouse Is In

Shhh, don't cry. You'll see me around.

As everyone suspected, Friday will be Rahm Emanuel's last day as White House chief of staff. He'll step down in a bid to run for mayor of Chicago. President Obama is scheduled to give the strong-willed operative, whom observers described as a combo of Machiavelli and Iago, a fond farewell. Spotlight-shy senior adviser Peter Rouse, who has been with Obama since he first became a senator, will be named as Emanuel's replacement. [Caucus/NYT]

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