WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Thursday meets with science advisors to discuss battling Ebola and also headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (left) jokes about getting only one page of paper for notes before his debate with his challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, during Wednesday night's debate. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
WASHINGTON — GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis said he would support a federal marriage-equality measure at Wednesday’s debate with rival Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., after voting against a gay-marriage bill as a state senator and maintaining his opposition throughout his Senate bid.
UPDATED...(Biden returns to Illinois Monday) WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden travels to Chicago on Wednesday to headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Rep. Brad Schneider and fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin. The rally is in Vernon Hills, in Schneider's 10th congressional district.
WASHINGTON — Wednesday is the first day on the job of new Ebola czar Ron Klain and President Barack Obama meets with him today in the Oval Office.
WASHINGTON — After returning to the White House from Chicago on Monday night, President Barack Obama on Tuesday meets with Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel and Treasury Sec. Jack Lew.
President Obama votes at the Matin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Monday morning. | Brian Slodysko / Sun-Times
President Barack Obama has cast his vote early on the South Side for the 2014 midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is spending a rare unscheduled day in Chicago on Monday, with the only event on his public sked a $10,000-a-person fundraiser this evening to benefit the Democratic National Committee at the home of Barbara Goodman Manilow.
From left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo/Jae C. Hong)
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton all hit the Chicago area in the coming days to turn out the Democratic base vote for Gov. Pat Quinn, as early voting starts Monday in Illinois.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday stumps for Maryland Democratic governor candidate Anthony Brown and then heads to Chicago to headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University.
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