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Obama visit a 'plus' for Quinn

Obama visit a 'plus' for Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | While some Democratic candidates try to distance themselves from President Barack Obama, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is embracing a weekend campaign visit from the commander in chief.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Evansville for a visit to tout his administration's efforts to boost the nation's manufacturing sector.

October 03, 2014 1:50 pm Related
Obama flies out of Gary after brief Chicago trip

Obama flies out of Gary after brief Chicago trip

GARY | President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport on Thursday afternoon and headed back to Washington after less than 24 hours in the area.

October 02, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Gallery: President Barack Obama lands in Gary

Gallery: President Barack Obama lands in Gary

President Barack Obama lands at the Gary/Chicago International Airport for a one-day visit to the Chicago area.

October 01, 2014 9:35 pm Photos

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Obama begins Chicago trip at Gary airport

Obama begins Chicago trip at Gary airport

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly warmly greeted President Barack Obama on Wednesday night after his first landing at the Gary/Chicago International Airport while serving as president.

October 01, 2014 9:30 pm Related
Gary prepares for Air Force One

Gary prepares for Air Force One

GARY | Preparations are underway for what should be President Barack Obama's first landing at the Gary/Chicago International Airport while serving as president.

September 30, 2014 3:00 pm Related

Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON | The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim…

September 23, 2014 11:00 pm Related

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

ANAHEIM, Calif. | President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

June 14, 2014 3:14 pm

U.S. soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON | The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 4:20 pm

Dem, GOP political philosophy in nutshell

President Barack Obama and Democrats' philosophy is: Me, you and us.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
Attempts to enroll in health care online lead to error messages

Attempts to enroll in health care online lead to error messages

People eager to buy health care online the first day exchanges opened were met with frozen computer screens and error messages.

October 01, 2013 5:30 pm
Gibbs speaks at Sinai Forum

Gibbs speaks at Sinai Forum

MICHIGAN CITY | Mentioning his time on the Barack Obama campaign trail coming through Indiana, Robert Gibbs brought some stories from the rural part of the state and the White House back to Michigan City.

September 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Boston recovers as brothers' plot questioned

Boston recovers as brothers' plot questioned

BOSTON | Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized under heavy guard Saturday as people across the Boston area breathed easier and investigators tried to piece together the who and why of the deadly plot.

April 20, 2013 2:13 pm Photos

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King, Obama honored on historic day

King, Obama honored on historic day

SOUTH HOLLAND | The few hundred people who gathered Monday at South Suburban College were there to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Yet many had their minds also set on the activities taking place about 1,000 miles to the east.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
Local students witness history with Obama's inauguration

Local students witness history with Obama's inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Tacarra Holden didn’t mind the fact that her legs were aching Monday as President Barack Obama appeared on the Capitol’s steps to take his oath and speak.

January 21, 2013 6:56 pm
Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

GARY | On Dec. 12, a group of Gary citizens, city department heads and local leaders joined Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at City Hall for a conference call with President Barack Obama. The call, which included several Mayors across the country and their constituencies, focused on the impending…

December 14, 2012 5:23 pm Photos

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SEC official Elisse Walter chosen to lead agency

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama has chosen Elisse Walter, one of five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to head the agency. Chairman Mary Schapiro will leave next month after a tumultuous tenure in which she helped lead the government's regulatory response to the financi…

November 27, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago hopes Obama's re-election will pay off in a big way

CHICAGO | President Barack Obama may have been the biggest winner Tuesday, but for the next four years, at least, Chicago is going to be nobody's Second City.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago mayor to campaign for Obama in Florida

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to Florida to campaign for President Barack Obama.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am
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