White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had this to sat about a story in a British paper speculating on his leaving the Obama administration: "This is B.S. And if you need it for translation, it is baseless."
Emanuel issued the statement after the Daily Telegraph's suggesting he was out the door. Actually, Emanuel may well be staying in Washington longer than thought. Emanuel promised Obama to stay for two years (so did senior advisor David Axelrod) but now I'm told he has made family plans to remain in Washington next year, a signal he's not moving back to Chicago any time soon.
With one exception: Emanuel has been open about wanting to be mayor one day. If Mayor Daley decides not to run next year--and he has not made public yet his decision --folks I've talked to think he's in for another term--then watch for an Emanuel return.