WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Friday travels to the New York suburbs and Rhode Island for Democratic fundraisers.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped Chicago industrialist James Crown to a spot on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. Crown is a longtime friend and was an Illinois co-finance chair for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday morning added to his schedule a meeting with members of this National Security Council. Earlier, he is meeting with new Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis talks to reporters at the Illinois State Fair on Republican Day, Aug. 13, in Springfield. | Jessica Koscielniak/Sun-Times
WASHINGTON — GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis is trying to pressure Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to participate in seven televised debates before November — as his campaign is focusing on African-Americans on the South Side of Chicago, an untraditional place to seek Republican votes.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday meets with his economic team at the White House.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday heads to Charlotte, North Carolina, to deliver a speech at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. Later at the White House, he meets with Secretary of State John Kerry.
Billy Lawless, a Chicago restaurant owner and immigration rights advocate, became a U.S. citizen in July. | Sun-Times library
Sources who have been in meetings at the White House said the decision for Obama to act has been made, legal reviews have been conducted, and “right now it is a question of timing, scale, how to pay for it and how to make it work.”
WASHINGTON — With President Barack Obama expected to sign a much anticipated executive order on immigration in a few weeks, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said Monday that a lot of organizing work needs to be done to help eligible illegal immigrants sign up for expected programs to let them stay in the U.S. legally.
WASHINGTON — Dr. Jill Biden flies to Chicago on Monday morning with Vice President Joe Biden. While he is off at political stops, Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at a lunch with spouses of past and present Adjutants General of the Army and Air National Guard.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The First Family returned to the White House on Sunday after a two week vacation on Martha's Vineyard puncuated by a brief return to the White House and dealing with the Islamic State after it beheaded a U.S. journalist and with protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, reacting to the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown by a police officer. And yes, lots of golf.
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