• Power Players

    As a former White House insider in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, Rahm Emanuel has worked closely with Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden. But when it comes to who would be the better Democratic presidential candidate come 2016, his mind is made up.

    Emanuel votes Hillary.

    “If she chooses to run, I've already said I'm going to support her,” the mayor of Chicago told “Power Players.”

    "Joe's a good friend, personally,” said Emanuel. “He's obviously worthy of being considered because he's a great vice president, a great senator, has something to offer … In this case, so does the former secretary of state, senator, and first lady.”

    Though Emanuel said he is confident that Clinton would win a hypothetical presidential matchup if she chooses to run, he added that Clinton is weighing the prospects of a presidential bid against other personal life factors.

    “She's about to be a grandmother,” he said. “And she cares about that, and making sure she has the

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  • Politics Confidential

    When former Army Sgt. Kyle White and his platoon came under surprise attack along a remote trail in Afghanistan in November 2007, he was resigned to dying.

    “I pretty much realized there was no chance of survival after I took those fragments in my face after being knocked out,” said White, 27. “I had no hope for getting out of there, but it was kind of like, OK, but if that is going to happen, I'm going to do what I can to help my battle buddies until that does.”

    But White didn’t die that day.

    Despite being wounded himself, incurring two concussions, and running through direct enemy fire multiple times, White survived the four-hour battle while risking his own life to help wounded soldiers and, ultimately, saved the life of former Spc. Kain Schilling.

    White was recognized by President Obama at the White House on Tuesday with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor.

    “We pay tribute to a soldier who embodies the courage of his generation --

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  • The Fine Print

    The call came at 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2008, awaking Rep. James Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina. He instantly recognized the voice on the other end of the line.

    It was Bill Clinton and he was angry.

    “If you bastards want a fight, you damn well will get one,” Clyburn recalls Clinton screaming at him, a moment the congressman recounted in his new memoir, “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black.”

    “He was very upset,” Clyburn told “The Fine Print” of the incident. “His wife had just suffered a major defeat in the South Carolina primary, and I had not been involved in it, but Bill Clinton thought otherwise.”

    Despite Clinton’s belief to the contrary at the time, Clyburn maintains that he played no role in Obama’s sweeping victory over Clinton in the South Carolina primary, having made a promise to the Democratic National Committee that he would stay out of the 2008 nominating fight between Clinton and Obama.

    Since the time of their heated late-night phone

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