WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University on Thursday, which will come after Obama headlines a fundraiser in Chicago for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
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Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats are getting help from major unions, who are pumping money into a minimum wage ballot initiative. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media
WASHINGTON — Major unions are pumping big money into a November ballot question about raising Illinois' minimum wage which in reality is a political tool to energize Democratic voters who are also more than likely to vote for Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats down the ticket.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday is meeting with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later in the day, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
President Barack Obama and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn order breakfast during a surprise visit to Valois Cafeteria in Chicago on May 23, 2014. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has a string of high-profile surrogates hitting Chicago for him in the coming days to raise funds and rally the Democratic base: both Obamas, Virginia Gov.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is headlining Gov. Pat Quinn's fundraiser on Wednesday night. | AP file
WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and well known among high-end Chicago Democratic donors, headlines a fundraiser for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago on Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raised in north suburban Park Ridge, will be stumping for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, I've learned.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Monday dine with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India who traveled here from New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly and filled Madison Square Garden at an event on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, Obama meets with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
WASHINGTON — With the Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsing Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., a new television spot by former Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., features his pregnant ob-gyn sister, Dr. Kristie Dold Bennett, vouching for him on women’s reproductive issues. Meanwhile, the latest Schneider ad reminds voters Dold is a Republican — a party label Dold is aggressively playing down.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP
WASHINGTON--On Saturday, President Barack Obama delivers a speech at a dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference.
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