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Obama Offers White House Chief of Staff Job to Rep. Rahm Emanuel

Obama offered the job of chief of staff to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, ABC News’ Jake Tapper reported today.

Emanuel, a veteran of President Clinton’s administration and a close political ally of Obama’s from Chicago, hasn’t immediately given his answer.

Obama likes that Emanuel knows policy, knows politics and knows Capitol Hill and has told associates that he knows Emanuel will have his back,” ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos said of the offer.

McClellan endorses Barack Obama

This just in: Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary, announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

McClellan is the second former Bush administration official this week to come out in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced his endorsement last weekend.

McClellan’s news, which he shared during a taping of comedian D.L. Hughley’s new show on CNN, doesn’t come as a huge surprise. McClellan, after all, drew ire from Republicans earlier this year when he published a tell-all book about his time in White House. The book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” was highly critical of Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, which McClellan called “a serious strategic blunder.”

The former aide told Hughley he planned to vote for Obama because he is the candidate most likely to change Washington.

Plain: I have more executive experience than Obama

(CNN) — Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin vowed on Tuesday to use her executive experience to tackle government reform and energy independence if she and Sen. John McCain win this year’s presidential election.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with CNN's Drew Griffin Tuesday.WATCH VIDEO

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with CNN’s Drew Griffin Tuesday.

“It’s going to be government reform because that, that is what I’ve been able to do as a mayor and as a governor, you, you take on the special interests and the self-dealings. Yep, you ruffle feathers and you have the scars to prove it,” Palin said Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Drew Griffin.

“You have to take that on to give the American people that faith back in their own government. This is their government and we’ve got to put it back on their side,” she said.

Palin said she and McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, discussed the possibility of her working on the issue of energy independence if she becomes vice president. Video Watch Palin talk about potential plans for the vice-president »

Video: Keith Olbermann Special Comment

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GOP ticket’s willingness to say anything to win ultimately damages America more than accusations of anti-Americanism against Barack Obama.

Video: Watch the full presidential debate

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WASHINGTON – This time, John McCain kept Barack Obama on the defensive.

The feisty Republican tried hard to find a lifeline Wednesday night, challenging his Democratic rival at every turn over his truthfulness, associations and record.

The Politics of Hate

Instead of discussing the real issues plaguing Americans, McCain and Palin have turned to fear-mongering and race-baiting, stoking the prejudices of their supporters. The situation has become so critical that we’ve teamed up with Color of Change to put an end to these dangerous mob scenes.

THE BIG HUFF REPORT

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Anti-Obama ‘The One’ ad

Sen. John McCain denied Friday that he was going negative against Sen. Barack Obama, even as his camp released a new Web ad that mockingly contrasts Obama’s soaring rhetoric with clips of Charlton Heston playing Moses in “The Ten Commandments.”

The One

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