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Mayoral Hopeful Rahm Emanuel Hoards NYTimes in Crawlspace

The Internet has just been flooded with ugly, uglier, and ugliest photos of Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel's crawlspace. The boxed-up personal items prove that Emanuel never technically left Chicago during his brief stint in Washington, and that he should therefore should be eligible to run for the highest office in the city. Turns out he keeps a New York Times vending machine down there, too! Why? To hold on to a news medium that was? To keep the NYT's ballooning circulation figures down? Nope—none of the above—it's actually stocked with copies of the Obama inauguration issue. Guess when you shoot hoops with the guy who's president, they don't make you pay for a newspaper. Swag!

· Boxed Found—and Mystery Solved—at Emanuel's House [Chicago Sun-Times]
· Rahm's Favorite Paper [Politico]
· Rahm Emanuel Has a Times Vending Machine in His Crawlspace [NYMag]