President Obama called a press conference as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel resigns officially from his position. As “Rahmbo” makes his exit, the White House is left shuffling employees to re-tool its image in time for the mid-term elections. Get the full story, with pictures and video below!

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Jokingly calling the press conference the “least suspenseful announcement of all-time,” the President made the aide’s retirement official, even as most knew what was coming days before. The toughest job in the White House outside the President’s, there are a select few lined up to fill the gaps.

“Mr. President, I thought I was tough,” the resigning Chief of Staff told Obama in the conference. “I want to thank you for being the toughest leader any country could ask for in the toughest times any president has ever faced.”

As the outgoing and enthusiastic Rahm Emanuel resigns after 20 months at his post, most picture the stoic and ever-sensible Peter Rouse taking his place. Rouse is known for his vast connections and knack for problem-solving in the political scene, two vital abilities for the Chief of Staff.

Still, Rahmbo has yet to announce his future political ambitions as of yet. While it’s well known he retired in order to run for mayor of his hometown Chicago, the prominent Democrat decided to wait until he arrives in the windy city to officially enter the race.

“I want to thank you for the opportunity to repay, in some small portion, the blessings that this country has given to my family … I give you my word, that even as I leave the White House, I will never leave that spirit of service behind.”

As Rahm Emanuel resigns, how do you think his departure will affect the image of the White House? Is this good news for the Democrats with the upcoming mid-terms? Let me kn0w in the comment section! For more on the story, don’t miss the photos and video below!

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