Representative Rahm Emanuel has accepted the position as Barack Obama's chief of staff. The Illinois congressman called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to inform her of his decision before officially accepting. Emanuel has been a member of Congress since 2003, when he was elected to represent Illinois's fifth congressional district. He was also a senior adviser to Bill Clinton at the White House from 1993 to 1998. At only 49 years old, Rahm will bring even more youth to the Obama White House, and his connections to Congress will help Obama push his agenda.