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Sarah Feinberg to Bloomberg

By Anne E. Kornblut
Sarah Feinberg, a longtime top adviser to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, is leaving to take a senior position at Bloomberg News, the company announced Wednesday.

Her departure leaves a significant vacuum in the Emanuel orbit. A communications adviser who has played gatekeeper to Emanuel for many years, Feinberg has managed many of his day-to-day operations in certain policy areas, including the H1N1 flu, economic issues and, most recently, the mining disaster in West Virginia. She has worked for Emanuel for more than five years, starting with him at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in early 2005.

But her move does not signal anything about Emanuel's own plans, despite earlier reports he might be eyeing the exits, senior administration officials said.

Emanuel said he was losing a "close friend."

"It's like losing a member of the family," Emanuel said. "On the other hand, she's going to do a great job at Bloomberg." Asked how he would manage without her, he replied: "It's a question I've asked myself many times."

Feinberg, 32, is married to White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer. Her new role will include leading the Bloomberg company's communications strategy in Washington. It is unrelated to the political work of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who started the firm and is its majority shareholder but is not involved in the day-to-day operations.

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  May 5, 2010; 1:06 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Comments

Who is she? why should we care?
We have open borders while our military protects other nations........

We spend billions in foreign aid when we must borrow to pay our bills...
What is wrong with this picture?????

Posted by: TDickson1 | May 5, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

WHo is she? Why is this important?, why should anyone care with our borders wide open, we are giving foreign aid out to countries that hate us, and we are borrowing money to pay our bills?

Rahm is running for MAYOR of Chi town.
Who cares.... Secure the borders first!

Posted by: TDickson1 | May 5, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse


Someone named Sarah, Sarah Feinberg,

who worked for Rahm Emanuel, is going to
Bloomberg.
The story, by a writer named Kornblut.

What a small world.

Posted by: whistling | May 5, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Obama's ship is not sinking....

Maybe it's Rahm ship that is sinking and his mice's are jumping ship....and besides he said he would only do two years...hopefully we could hold him to it!

And if Lisa Madigan is running for Mayor he might as well kiss that goodbye too! He lost me the day he thought Daley was doing a good job....Lisa Madigan is her own person and I loved her from the early dayw when she used to do those consumers protections ads in the Sun-Times....

WE WANT LISA FOR MAYOR OF CHICAGO....RAHM WOULD BE TOO HOSTILE....YOU CAN'T GOVERN PEOPLE WITH THE WORD F@CK AS A BIG PART OF YOUR VOCUBULARY

AS MANY A JOKES IT BRINGS...IT TURNS OFF MANY MANY MORE!

Posted by: dove369 | May 5, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

S.S. Obama is taking on water, and is beginning to list to the right...

Posted by: hared | May 5, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

another person who will make more money lobbying.she knows obama`s ship is sinking,it is time for rahm to go back to illinois.

Posted by: SISSD1 | May 5, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

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