AP sources: Emanuel leaving White House on Friday - Yahoo! News
I think this will be good for Obama. Emanuel is too much a Rove kinda guy, and I think Obama would be better served by some one more issues focused.AP-4pm-Rahm Emanuel will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday, two people familiar with Emanuel's plans said.
The two people, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Emanuel's announcement, said he will return to Chicago over the weekend and begin touring neighborhoods Monday.
"He intends to run for mayor," one of the people told The Associated Press.