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  • White House to review use of Americans' personal info

    White House to review use of Americans' personal info
    WASHINGTON – White House advisor John Podesta took on a new role Thursday as the administration’s “big data” point person, launching a sweeping review of how the government and businesses use large caches of personal information...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France. ┬áThe President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • French leader, now single, feted at White House state dinner

    French leader, now single, feted at White House state dinner
    French President Francois Hollande was feted Tuesday by President Barack Obama at a state dinner that drew political, business and Hollywood heavyweights, but not Valerie Trierweiler, who was considered France’s first lady before her highly...
  • Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary

    Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary
    WASHINGTON – Making official what many Democrats have expected for weeks, President Obama plans to nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, a longtime political supporter and heavyweight fundraiser, as his new Commerce secretary on...
  • Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker confirmed by Senate

    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote. Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Boeing, billionaire Penny Pritzker among Obama's donors

     Boeing, billionaire Penny Pritzker among Obama's donors
    Illinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records. Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
  • Pritzker knows commerce

    Pritzker knows commerce
    When business leaders complain that President Barack Obama has been at best neglectful and at worst hostile toward the nation's job creators, they cite a long list of grievances. On the list — not high, but on the list — is that when Obama...
  • Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary

     Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary
    President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
  • John Kerry's brother, Cameron, to be acting Commerce secretary

    John Kerry's brother, Cameron, to be acting Commerce secretary
    WASHINGTON -- Cameron Kerry will serve as acting Commerce secretary starting June 1, joining his brother, Secretary of State John Kerry, in President Obama's Cabinet. Cameron Kerry, who has been general counsel at the Commerce Department since 2009,...
  • Kirk undecided on Pritzker for Commerce Secretary

    WASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...