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Tribune staff reportersBarack Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S. to renovate its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his inauguration and continuing with a speech he plans to deliver in an Islamic capital. And when he takes the oath of...
Tags: Robert Gates, Social Problems, Elections, Maine, Minority Groups
Tribune reportersAs he hosted a gala celebration for some of his earliest and most loyal financial supporters Thursday evening, President-elect Barack Obama's aides released new information showing the magnitude of their feat: They raised nearly $1 billion for his...
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
Tags: Valerie Jarrett, Judges, Crimes, Chicago, Barack Obama
Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Tribune has learned. The revelation does not suggest...
Tribune staff reportersAs President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined a chorus of political leaders urging the resignation of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his staff remained tight-lipped about the growing federal probe into a scandal that has broken the momentum of his...
Tags: Elections, Government, White House, Barack Obama, Crimes
I suppose President Obama deserves some credit for addressing national marijuana policy during his recent online town hall. But instead of seriously answering the thousands of questions submitted by Americans on overhauling our failed drug laws, he...
Tags: Health, Prisons, Mexico, Corporate Crime, Drugs and Medicines
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Peoria Republican Rep. Ray LaHood has been chosen as Barack Obama's transportation secretary, placing him in a key role in an administration that has signaled plans for an ambitious public works program, according to Democratic and...
Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
Tags: Elections, Arlen Specter, Olympia J. Snowe, Harry Reid, Maine
Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday by persuading voters to embrace a seeming paradox: leadership based on contradictory principles of change and reassurance. The Illinois senator combined ambitious goals and a cautious temperament. He promised tax...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), incoming chief of staff to President-elect Barack Obama, will formally resign his House seat Friday. The timing of the announcement has been a subject of speculation for weeks as controversy over Obama's...
Tags: Elections, Rahm Emanuel, Government, Barack Obama, Chicago
The transition to digital television next month has been hailed as the biggest advance in over-the-air TV since the advent of color, but it's shaping up as a black eye for the government and risks leaving millions of viewers without a picture. On...
Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. A step down for Clinton...
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