The Fix: Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel backs Obama on Syria, does Clinton impression (VIDEO)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) appeared Monday on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” where he said Congress should back President Obama’s call for military action against the Syrian government.

“I think the Congress of the United States should make sure America stands tall at this moment,” Emanuel said.

“This is not an easy choice,” he added.

He also discussed what it was like to be White House chief of staff -- and even did his best impression of former president Bill Clinton.

Rahm Emanuel ‘livid,’ not returning calls from Ricketts family

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not returning calls from the Ricketts family and is “livid” over a New York Times report that Joe Ricketts commissioned a proposal for a multimillion-dollar ad campaign linking President Obama to the president’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, according to an Emanuel aide.

Joe Ricketts’s children, which include Obama bundler Laura Ricketts, bought the Chicago Cubs in 2009 and have been in talks with the city about renovating the team’s 98-year-old stadium, Wrigley Field.

That appears to be on hold now.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during the "Titans at the Table" Bloomberg Television program in Chicago, April 18. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

“The Mayor was livid when he read that the Ricketts were going to launch a $10 million campaign against President Obama – with the type of racially motivated ads that are insulting to the president and the presidential campaign,” said the aide, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about the situation. “He is also livid with their blatant hypocrisy.”

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