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PHOTOS: Obama's Best Hometown Moments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we're looking back at the significant events since Obama was elected. Though November 4, 2008, permanent...

Obama Victory Party Costs Still Owed To Chicago

Chicago Sun Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has yet to recoup the $1.74 million cost of President Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park -- despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget s...

The Day Everything Changed

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Barack Obama, whose hair is slightly grayer now, was elegant and majestic as he delivered his acceptance speech; the victory was and is ours.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 5: This is What Change Smells Like?

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Barack Obama declared victory in Grant Park amid celebration and the wafting scent of an herb now available for medicinal purposes in Michigan and Fook caught the celebration on tape. Hear it on this edition of Keeping Score In Chicago.

Yearning for Unity: Songs From the Choir

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Barack Obama accepted his landslide win last Tuesday, not as the conquering victor filled with hubris, but rather as a humbled, public servant.

Prop 8 and Rethinking the Amendment Process

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A change in the amendment process for states will not always ensure the protection of minority rights. But it will encourage consistency. It will deter attacks on specific groups of people.

The Obama Moment

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Many will regard the 2008 election as evidence Americans have grown up: we've decided to elect a President who has the temperamental and intellectual qualities required to do the job.

Prayers of the People for Our New President

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

Prayer doesn't necessarily change God, but it has the power to transformour hearts and minds.


Darryle Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darryle Pollack

Best of all was the surge of hope -- to feed a starving country. As if Obama took a fresh batch of cookies out of the oven, and the scent floated all over the world, impossible to resist.

Obama's Forgotten Inspiration: Theodore Parker

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Obama did a much better job of reaching out to young, white evangelicals than Kerry did. It's therefore unsurprising that Obama employs the rhetoric of an earlier evangelical in his speeches.

Kennedy, King and Now Obama

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

At Grant Park Obama reminded us of both Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy. I saw Dr. King's Dream come true on that stage. And Kennedy's vision was apparent in Obama's challenge to us. Kennedy and King never promised us a hand out. They promised us a fair shake.

Sam Perry: Oprah's "Mr. Man" Revealed, To Be On Show Friday

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah's random shoulder to cry on has been identified, and he'll be on her show Friday. Oprah Winfrey said on her show Wednesday that she did not kno...

Going Back to Grant Park

Harris Wofford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harris Wofford

At Martin Luther King's funeral in Atlanta, Bob Kennedy asked me to campaign for him in the California primary, and I took leave from the new College at Old Westbury to do so.

Hot Flashes From the End of the Trail

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

I told Clark how much I admired him and his campaign and with tears streaming down his face, he said, "That was just a lucky moment in time for me. This, this is history."

Tears For Obama?

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

Barack Obama and his family are now preparing to move into the White House - which was built with slave labor. That's progress, isn't it?

Silent Night

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Kohl

As I think about the event in Grant Park last night, I think about those strangers whom I will never forget, no matter the randomness of our sharing this memorable experience.

Obama: Globalization of Joy

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Diane Francis

Chicago's Grant Park was filled to the brim with half a million happy, cheering Americans from every socio-economic slice of America's multicultural society.

Connecting Some Dots

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I can't help but see a sutble connection between this: "To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear...

Obama at Election Night Rally: "Out of Many, We Are One"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The first Black President of the United States strode out onto the stage in front of a hushed press and an alternately roaring and quietly awestruck crowd it hit me that it was for real - all the believers actually succeeded in believing this Presidency into being.

Obama's Election Night Party In Chicago's Grant Park (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The big night has finally arrived! And while Obama is still keeping a low profile since getting off the plane earlier this afternoon in Chicago, his s...

Reading The Pictures: Is The New York Times Effing Kidding With This Grant Park Election Night Preview?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-11-02-grantpark.jpg If this was coming from Michelle Malkin I wouldn't be surprised, but the Times had the gall to run this photo from Grant Park in '68 in its Sunday election eve preview.

Obama Election Night Rally Guest List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Gov. Blagojevich has been invited to the Grant Park rally, according to a note from the governor's office to Capitol Fax. Barack Obama's most...

Obama Rally Plans: 65,000 People, No Booze, No Live Music

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann, Fran Spielman and Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's camp says the election night celebration in Grant Park is for 65,000 spectators, plus 7,500 media members and campaign workers, accordi...

Over One Million May Attend Obama Rally: Daley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Requiring tickets for the election night rally serves an important purpose beyond crowd control, Lynn Sweet notes: The Obama campaign [...] ...

Obama Paying For Election Night Rally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 10/28 The City of Chicago has retained security consultant Neil Sullivan to aid with the Obama rally planning at a rate of $100-an-hour with a...