WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday honors the Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon 45 years ago. Later, Obama signs a jobs training bill and then heads to Seattle for a West Coast fundraising swing.
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Updated. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine from the South Lawn. He also signs an executive order to protect LGBT's at work.
Paul Lewis, along with 51 other Americans, was taken hostage Nov. 4, 1979 in Tehran. | Sun-Times Library
WASHINGTON — He was my hostage. I was his reporter. After 444 days as one of 52 hostages held captive in Tehran, seized by Iranian militants, Marine Sgt. Paul Lewis was released on Jan. 20, 1981. Lewis was soon back in Homer, the small Illinois town about 20 miles east of Champaign-Urbana where he was raised. The day after the town threw Lewis a parade, I interviewed him in his parents’ living room about his ordeal.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is spending the weekend at Camp David.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Friday had strong words for Russia after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, Obama said, with a "surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine." Transcript below.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday meets with three cabinet members, Secretary of State John Kerry; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., made a rare speech from the Senate floor on Thursday, during a debate about terrorism insurance, where he said what "pisses me off" is that the world's tallest building is not in Chicago or anywhere in the U.S.
U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (left) and Bobby Rush (pictured in 2012) are encouraging Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to launch a bid for mayor of Chicago. | Sun-Times file photo
“I’ve had conversations with her and I just indicated that I think she has a great deal of what the City of Chicago can make use of,” said Rep. Danny Davis, who ran for mayor in 1991. And Rep. Bobby Rush said: “Anytime you have healthy opposition, it is healthy for the city. . . . If she is serious about running, then I would encourage her to run.” Rush made a bid for mayor in 1999.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama's meetings on Wednesday are with House Democrats, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and appointees to his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience.
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald, who attended high school in Arlington Heights, paid separate calls on the Illinois senators on Tuesday, Sen.
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