By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writers CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama is making his chief of staff selection official. The president-elect says in a statement Thursday that fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel has accepted the job of White House chief of staff. Obama says "no one I know is better at getting things done" than the Illinois congressman. Emanuel says the job is a privilege and he is humbled by the responsibility. He says he is leaving his job in House leadership to do everything he can to "help deliver the change America needs." The selection of the fiery Democrat marked a shift in tone for Obama, who chose more low-key leadership for his presidential campaign.
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