President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, center, kisses his wife, Amy Rule, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where Emanuel's departure was announced.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, center, kisses his wife, Amy Rule, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where Emanuel's departure was announced. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)