UK Telegraph: Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through.
Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term.
Friends say he is also worried about burnout and losing touch with his young family due to the pressure of one of most high profile jobs in US politics.
"I would bet he will go after the midterms," said a leading Democratic consultant in Washington. "Nobody thinks it's working but they can't get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he'll go." [MORE]
If true, this will be something to look forward to in 2011! Rahm Emanuel is the one the far left blames for almost all of Obama’s policy failures. They see Rahm as the cause for Obama’s compromises on policy (seriously).
Something tells me that Rahm won’t be the only one looking for an exit after midterms. The oil spill has washed away any of the Hopey Changey hype of 2008. What is left will be pretty hard to defend going into 2012. Add on the inevitable circular firing squad that is sure to follow the massive Democratic losses in November and I am certain Rahm won’t be the only one looking for the door.
If America is really lucky, perhaps some of the White House’s biggest failures will be on the departure list too (paging Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano).
UPDATE: White House responds
Fox News: Citing Washington insiders, British The Daily Telegraph said Emanuel was fed up with the "idealism" of President Barack Obama's closest advisers and was concerned about burning out and losing touch with his three children due to the pressure of the job.
In response to the report, a senior White House official told Fox News the "ludicrous" story was "not worth looking into."