Who to Know: Emanuel’s inaugural, HUD investigation

Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in today as mayor of Chicago. The Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman has Q&A’s with the future mayor, three of which are about his famous temper. Emanuel eventually responded: “It’s not anger. It’s drive to get results to do something with this. . . . I will drive myself harder than I drive anybody else to get the results for the people I feel I have a responsibility to.”

Mike Huckabee announced over the weekend that he will not seek the 2012 GOP nomination. Huckabee’s withdrawal leaves his loyal supporters up for grabs for the rest of the field. The Fix lists the biggest winners and losers from the Huck’s departure. He also notes that Huckabee was the funniest potential candidate: “With him not running, the entertainment factor is going to go way down. It’s kind of hard to imagine any other candidate in the field jamming with Ted Nugent to “‘Cat Scratch Fever.’”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development “has squandered hundreds of millions of dollars on stalled or abandoned projects and routinely failed to crack down on derelict developers or the local housing agencies that funded them” according to an investigation revealed in the Sunday Post.

Read the full post on BeltWiki Blog from WhoRunsGov: http://wapo.st/ja5qol

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