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Hillary Clinton's Two Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Why There Should Be Dem. Pres. Primaries in 2016 Hillary Clinton's momentum in the 2016 Presidential contest seems already to be unstoppable. Time Ma...

"The Battle For The Bid - One Year Later"

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what h...

One Year After Chicago 2016 Failure, US Olympic Committee Regroups

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After a year of turmoil and one grand humiliation, the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee feel they're on their way...

Will the Grass Roots Have a Horse in This Race?

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Who will be the champion of grass roots economic development, social justice, fully funding public education and reversing the trend towards privatizing everything in sight?

Why I'm in Switzerland (Trying to Meet the IOC)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

As far as we know, no other group of citizens has taken this journey to Switzerland and the heart of the Olympic movement to present their protests directly to the IOC in defiance of the leaders of their city's bid apparatus.

2016's Costs Revealed: City Took $75.9 Million In Cash Contributions For Olympic Bid

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officially closed the books on its Olympic dream today when it filed its final financial statement for the failed 2016 bid. Chicago 2016 Ch...

Chicago Summer Programs For Children Lose 35,000 Spots After Stimulus Funds Dry Up

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There will be 14 percent fewer slots for Chicago children in the city's various camps and other programs designed to keep young people off the streets...

U.S. Olympic Committee Won't Seek 2020 Summer Games After Chicago 2016 Failure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the embarrassing failure of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced it won't put forward a ca...

Burned by the IOC, But Not by Burnham: Lessons From the Collapse in Copenhagen

Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

With or without Daley at the helm, it's time to make some other big plans that have the power to stir all of our souls.

McDonald's Still Lovin' Olympics Despite Chicago Snub

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — The International Olympic Committee's marketing boss believes Chicago's rejection by Olympic voters will not affect the status of I...

Olympic Bid a No-Win Situation for Obama

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

But it is one hell of a leap to compare Obama's participation in Chicago's Olympic bid to his health care reform efforts.

Lessons Learned From the Olympic Fiasco

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

If citizens want to be protected from bad government and further rip-offs, we are going to have to rise to a new level of involvement. I have little hope that our elected representatives will truly represent us.

Daley: No Political Cost For Olympics Failure

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today said he doesn't think the city's Olympic bid defeat will have any impact on his popularity and that he hasn't decided yet wh...

Chicago 2016 Closing Up Shop, Laying Off 57 By End Of Month

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The organization that brought you all those banners, ads and fund-raising pitches for the 2016 Olympics in Chicago soon will pay the price for the cit...

Daley Sued Over Obama, Jarrett's Olympic Involvement

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A conservative watchdog group is suing Mayor Daley and the city for failing to turn over information about the Obama administration's involvement in C...

What Happened in Copenhagen (When We Went to Influence the IOC -- Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, the 2016 Committee and the entire business elite of Chicago didn't want to see and didn't want to acknowledge.

Conservatives Go for the Bronze

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

That conservatives have such a blind, ignorant, hot hatred for Barack Obama and for anything that isn't them, that they'll sell America down Grover Norquist's bathtub drain just to have their way.

Sam Stein

Bill Kristol Revels In Olympic Failure: Obama Acted Like A Bully (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives have let forth a torrent of glee over President Obama's failure to secure the Olympic games for Chicago despite a personal pitch in Cope...

I'd Love To Talk To You, But There's An Ongoing Investigation

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The Chicago Board of Education's reimbursement process has been shrouded in mystery ever since Michael Scott used his board credit card to take his wife to Copenhagen for the Olympic bash.

Tom Tresser, No Games Chicago Founder, Plans Cook County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man who helped thwart President Obama, Mayor Daley and the rest of Chicago's powerful Olympics proponents is setting his sights on a potentially t...

Chicago Olympics Bid Chief: No Way To Beat Rio

Chicago Tribune | Kathy Bergen and Philip Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago's campaign for the 2016 Summer Games went down in flames in the first round of voting, there was nothing more the city could have done ...

After Olympics Bust, What Will Come Of Chicago's Public Projects?

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Civic leaders are hoping transportation, community development and urban planning improvements will stay on track now that Chicago is not hosting the ...

Obama Chicago Olympics: President Mocks Critics Of His Push For 2016 Olympics

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is having some fun at the expense of those who criticized him for trying to help his Chicago hometown land the...

Stephanie Streeter, USOC Chief, Leaving After Chicago Olympics Bust

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six months of shaky decisions and turmoil came to a head for the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday when its acting CEO said she would step down, bri...

The Boss Who Micromanages

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Except for the brief period when President Obama was off the plane and talking to Olympic officials, he probably read, talked to advisers, and possibly caught a badly needed nap.