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Back and Forth on the Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

"Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and now President Obama, got their awards for political reasons ... mostly a Scandinavian attempt to embarrass George Bush."

A Response to the Anti-Obama Message of Fear

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

What we need is someone to run this country with a cool head, an interest in betterment and who wants a safe and growing country in a healthy globe.

McCain's Desperate Claim: Obama is Dangerous. Vote for Me If You Want to Live!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

McCain and his hatchet mom VP nominee are desperately trying to expose the "real" Obama to the people of America; but what they are really exposing is how morally corrupt McCain has become. And how complete has been his transformation from a noble reformer into an ignoble hack, willing to abandon his most deeply held values in his lust for the presidency. Read More The Winner of Debate II? "That One" McCain twice laid out the criteria for how the American people should judge the candidates: In tough times, we need someone with a steady hand on the tiller. By that measure, Obama was the clear winner. He was centered where McCain was scattered. Forceful where McCain was forced. Presidential where McCain was petulant. Read More

Obama Releases New Papers Detailing Rezko Connection

Chicago Tribune | David Jackson and John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a new set of documents Saturday in its ongoing effort to paint the Illinois Democrat as more open and transparen...

Chicago Tribune: Obama Satisfied All Doubts About Rezko

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama waited 16 months to attempt the exorcism. But when he finally sat down with the Tribune editorial board Friday, Obama offered a...

Obama: Ties To Rezko Show I'm A Washington Outsider

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama will appear tonight in an interview for PBS. When asked about his connection with indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko, he offers a novel explanation...

Obama Prepares For Full Assault On Clinton's Ethics

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Chicago Tribune reports that Barack Obama's is pushing this week for greater transparency in his campaign as part of a plan to launch a head-on at...

Rezko Trial: Obama Consulted On Health Board Appointees As State Senator

Daily Chronicle | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama was among eight state officials and others consulted about who should be appointed to a state board that later became involved in wh...

Chicago Columnist: Obama Still Owes Answers On House Deal

Sun Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even I'm a little leery of writing another Barack Obama-Tony Rezko column at this point. After Hillary Clinton's resurgence in Tuesday's primaries, t...

Rezko Trial Begins Today

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Antoin "Tony" Rezko is set to go on trial Monday, but the defense is expected at every opportunity to try to put his chief accuser on trial as well. ...

Rezko Obama Questions Linger As Trial Approaches

NY Times | MIKE McINTIRE and CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tony Rezko was obviously in trouble. He was a defendant in at least a dozen lawsuits, federal investigators in Chicago were poking around, and his nam...

Home Sellers Dispute Claim That Obama Got Discounted Price Through Rezko

Bloomberg | Timothy Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The couple who sold Barack Obama his Chicago home said the Illinois senator's $1.65 million bid "was the best offer'' and they didn't cut their asking...

Obame Ties To Shady Chicago Figures Could Haunt Him

Bloomberg | Timothy Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton questions whether Barack Obama would be able to withstand what she calls the "Republican attack machine.'' If Obama does become the De...

Reporter: Obama Has Bungled Rezko Response

Chicago Tribune | Eriz Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A big question I have about the Rezko rumpus is this: Why in the world are there still questions? It was 15 months ago that the Tribune broke the sto...

Obama Gives Away Money Tied to Donor

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is giving to charity more than $70,000 in contributions linked to an indicted Chicago businessman whose past connectio...

Today Show Finds Photo Of Clintons With Disgraced Obama Supporter

The Page | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton in all three network morning show interviews stayed briskly on message, focusing on standing up to the Republicans and solving problems. On N...

Obama Gives Away 'Questionable' Funds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama is giving charity more than $40,000 in past political contributions linked to Chica...

Obama's Name Surfaces In Fed Corruption Case, Not Accused Of Wrongdoing

Chicago Sun Times | DAVE MCKINNEY, NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama has surfaced in the federal corrupton case against his longtime campaign fund-raiser, ...

The Rezko Connection: Obama's Achilles Heel?

ABC's The Blotter | Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In sharp contrast to his tough talk about ethics reform in government, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., approached a well-known Illinois political fixer und...