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Constable: Obama's grace more than skin deep
By Burt Constable
Jan 10, 2017 5:44 AM
One of the most impressive things Americans will miss about President Obama is his skin -- not his skin's color, but just how thick it is.
Cubs will visit White House on Monday
Daily Herald news services
Jan 10, 2017 10:12 PM
The World Series champion Chicago Cubs will make a celebratory visit to the White House before president Barack Obama leaves office.
How the U.S. job market has evolved over Obama's 8 years
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Jan 8, 2017 7:15 AM
When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession, the economy was hemorrhaging jobs. Employers were panicking in the face of plummeting demand and a financial crisis that had frozen credit. Eight years later, the job market is in infinitely better shape.
What Obama wants to get done in final weeks of presidency
By Josh Lederman
Jan 2, 2017 12:27 PM
Presdient Obama returned to Washington midday Monday from Hawaii with less than three weeks left. His final days will largely be consumed by a bid to protect his endangered health care law, a major farewell speech and the ongoing handover of power to Donald Trump.
'Excellent' first meeting for Obama, Trump
By Julie Pace
Nov 10, 2016 2:30 PM
In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting "excellent," and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president's "counsel."
Obama heads to Chicago to raise money for Democrats
By Kevin Freking
Oct 7, 2016 10:47 AM
Aiming to help Democrats in November, President Barack Obama is returning Friday to his hometown of Chicago to raise money for Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.
Obama headlining fundraiser for Duckworth
Sep 28, 2016 9:11 PM
President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Oct. 9 to headline a fundraiser to benefit Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, who is running against Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park.
Barrington High students earn spot at White House film festival
By Doug T. Graham
Sep 14, 2016 5:30 AM
For the second year in a row, television production students from Barrington High School have won a spot at The White House Student Film Festival in Washington D.C., beating out entries from hundreds of other schools across the country.
Obama assails Trump in dispute over use of 'radical Islam' label
By Kathleen Hennessey
Jun 14, 2016 9:21 PM
President Barack Obama angrily rejected Republicans' insistence that the U.S. should describe Muslim terrorists as "radical Islamists," saying that the label would validate groups like Islamic State and imply that America is at war with an entire faith.
Kirk says Obama should appoint a Scalia successor
By Mike Riopell
Feb 22, 2016 6:22 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park says President Barack Obama should appoint someone to the vacancy on the Supreme Court, putting him at odds with the Senate GOP leadership.
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