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  • 'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House

    'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House
    Hope is easier to embrace than reality. That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while...
  • Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'

    Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'
    As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity. At his corruption trial...
  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
  • Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin

    Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin
    A prosecutor pointed jurors to a trove of government wiretaps as closing arguments began Wednesday at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial, saying the undercover recordings prove his guilt by revealing what the then-governor said "when he thought that...
  • Bowman stepping down as head of CPS' early childhood program

    Bowman stepping down as head of CPS' early childhood program
    Barbara Bowman, chief of Chicago Public Schools'early childhood program and mother of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, is stepping down from the district. At the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meeting Wednesday, Bowman, 83, was read a...
  • Obamas visit Chicago together

    Obamas visit Chicago together
    President Barack Obama and his family landed atO'Hare International Airport on Friday and were quickly whisked off to their South Side home aboard the Marine One helicopter. It was the first time all four — the president, his wife, Michelle, and...
  • Who says you can't go home again?

    Who says you can't go home again?
    President Barack Obama delighted in the prospect of sleeping in his own bed Friday night, after his Kenwood neighborhood was securely tucked in by the police and Secret Service. Obama arrived in Chicago about 4:30 p.m. for three campaign fundraisers,...
  • Administration officials double as Obama campaign speakers

    Administration officials double as Obama campaign speakers
    Obama administration Cabinet members and senior aides are fanning out across the country in an aggressive fundraising drive, taking advantage of porous campaign finance laws that allow them to appear as marquee speakers and raise substantial money for the...
  • Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)

    Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)
    It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.  But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
  • Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett declares being gay is a lifestyle choice (video), then apologizes

     
    Gays in the military. But her boss says it's part of a person's birth makeup. So Jarrett had to quickly change tunes....