Does Rahm Emmanuel have a foot outside the White House door?

Obama's chief of staff rumoured to be leaving after midterms

Rahm Emmanuel, the tough-talking chief of staff to U.S. President Barack Obama, may be leaving one of the most powerful jobs in the world before the end of the year. The pragmatic Emmanuel is said to be clashing with some of the more idealistic members of Obama’s entourage and insiders predict he’ll leave the White House after the midterms in November. “Nobody thinks it’s working but they can’t get rid of him—that would look awful,” an unnamed Democratic consultant tells the Telegraph. “He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he’ll go.” Emmanuel is also said to be concerned about the demands the job has put on his family life and could be pondering a run for mayor of his native Chicago.