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Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 17, 2014. CENTCOM visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday visits  the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fl. for briefings on the battle against ISIL. CENTCOM is the military command center dealing with "20 countries in the Middle East and Central and South Asia, including Iraq and Syria." Later, at the White House, Obama hosts a picnic for members of Congress.

 

Obama guidance, press schedule, Sept. 16, 2014. ISIL, Ebola

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday gets a briefing on efforts to form an international coalition to fight ISIL, then heads to Atlanta to visit the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "where he will receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa" and "receive an update on the respiratory illness reported in several states in the Midwest," including Illinois.

President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on Sept. 10, vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist." On Monday, the finalists for the Obama library and museum were announced: the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. | Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images

Odds favor Chicago sites — U. of C. or UIC — for Obama library

WASHINGTON — The finalists for the Obama library and museum announced Monday — the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii — face a very heavy lift to win the competition. The Chicago-based Barack Obama Foundation, in naming the final four, also released an 18-page bid document called a “Request for Proposal” that sheds light, for the first time, on the gigantic financial commitment the bidders must make — in perpetuity.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. | AP

Obama library finalists: U of Chicago, UIC, Hawaii, Columbia

WASHINGTON — The Barack Obama Foundation on Monday announced the finalists for President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum: the University of Chicago; the University of Illinois at Chicago; Columbia University and the University of Hawaii.

Obama schedule, guidance Sept. 15, 2014. Awards Medals of Honor

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former Chicago Public Schools chief, awards Medals of Honor to military heroes and headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Obama schedule, guidance Sept. 13, 14, 2014. Busy week ahead

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama has no official events on Saturday and Sunday, with a busy week ahead, including a visit to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where on Tuesday he will receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and on the respiratory illness outbreak in several states, including the Chicago area.

The Ready for Hillary bus, which was made in Iowa, was in New York in June as Hillary Clinton launched her book tour. | Getty Images

5 things to know as Hillary Clinton heads to Iowa

WASHINGTON — Hillary and Bill Clinton hit Iowa on Sunday, her first trip back since she came in third in the 2008 caucuses, triggering a frenzy of rising expectations that this means she is getting closer to a 2016 White House run.