U.S. President Obama thanks outgoing White House Chief of Staff Emanuel in the East Room at the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama thanks outgoing White House Chief of Staff Emanuel in the East Room at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) thanks outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (L) as Emanuel's interim successor Pete Rouse looks on in the East Room at the White House in Washington October 1, 2010. Emanuel is stepping down to run for mayor of Chicago. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)