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November 5, 2008 6:18 PM

Moving quickly, Obama asks fellow Chicagoan to head staff

President-elect Barack Obama has asked Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., a member of the House of Representatives leadership team and a former Clinton White House adviser, to be his White House chief of staff, aides on Capitol Hill and other Democratic insiders said Wednesday, as Obama quickly began the transition into office.

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