WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday meets with his economic team at the White House.
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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.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on July 23. Biden will be in Chicago on Monday to headline fundraisers for Gov. Pat Quinn and the House Democratic political operation and to pitch a minimum wage increase with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. | John Locher/AP
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Monday as 2016 presidential politics are percolating. If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does not run for president, Biden is the strongest alternative. Biden’s day trip to the city is to headline fundraisers for Gov. Pat Quinn and the House Democratic political operation and to pitch a minimum wage increase with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending another $500,000 to defeat Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., and elect former Rep. Bob Dold R-Ill., pouring in $1 million since May to influence the north suburban 10th congressional district race, according to the latest Federal Election Commission reports.
WASHINGTON--Gov. Chris Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, hits Chicago on Monday to headline fundraisers for freshman Rep. Rodney Davis R-Ill., and the RGA with the main press event set to be a visit to the campaign headquarters of GOP governor nominee Bruce Rauner. Vice President Joe Biden will also be in Chicago on Monday, to be the draw at fundraisers for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees.
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