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Obama Presidential Library

Hawaii Gets Consolation Prize After Losing Out On Obama Library

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago as its home, but the group still plans to collaborate in some way with the Universit...

Obama Plans To Build His Presidential Library In...

AP | By DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama will establish his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city where his political c...

Marina Fang

Reports: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The Obama presidential library will be located on the South Side of Chicago, according to reports from CBS Chicago and NBC News. The offici...

The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City

BuzzFeed | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia U...

Obama Foundation Hints At Library's Likely Site

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether resid...

Obama's Presidential Library Will Look Something Like This...

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on ArchDaily by Holly Giermann Winner / Zhu Wenyi, Fu Junsheng, and Liang Yiang. Image Courtesy of Chicago Archit...

Chicago Just Pulled Out All The Stops For Obama Library Bid

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to use parkland as a site for Barack Obama's presidential library received a boost with approval...

Rahm Emanuel Wants Chicago Parkland For Obama Library

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to introduce an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city's chances of hosting ...

Chicago Protestors: We Need A Trauma Center, Not Obama's Presidential Library

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

The University of Chicago's status as a shoo-in for the future Barack Obama Presidential Library site has taken a hit in recent weeks -- and now, even...

Will Part of Chicago's Historic Washington Park Be Confiscated for the Obama Presidential Library?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

Mr. Douglas says the ultimate decision about the library's location rests with President and Mrs. Obama, which raises a question: If president Obama wants to again make history, does he want to do so by endorsing the expropriation of public parkland?

Why You Can't Understand Obama Until You Understand Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria and Chloe Fox | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

The Washington Post recently ruffled feathers in Hawaii for what some perceived as a mocking and condescending tone regarding the Aloha State's hopes ...

Chicago Bids For Obama Presidential Library In Trouble: Reports

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN AND SARA BURNETT | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two Chicago universities competing to host President Barack Obama's presidential library are scrambling to address major concerns rais...

Hawaii Envisions A Beachside Presidential Library

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii group that wants to build a President Barack Obama library in the islands has submitted its proposal, predicting theirs wou...

A Look At The Obama Library Proposals

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN AND KERRY LESTER | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his futur...

These 3 States Make It Official In Bid For Obama's Presidential Library

AP | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — At least six locations in three different states entered official bids by Monday's deadline in an effort to house Barack Obama's pres...

State Shelving $100M Gift To Obama Library

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, as law...

This State's Already Making Big Moves To Get Obama's Presidential Museum

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call thei...

Obama Reveals His Wish List For Presidential Library

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want your city, university or nonprofit group to be chosen to host President Barack Obama's presidential library? Now's the time t...

Chicago Groups Clash Over Obama Library Bid

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack Obama's journey from community organizer to lawmaker to president was also a journey through several different Chicagos, from ...

Obama Presidential Library Site Search Begins

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The search for a home for President Barack Obama's presidential library is officially underway. With Obama's blessing, top suppor...

One Site Emerges As A Favorite In Bid For Obama Library

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Hawaii may be President Barack Obama's childhood home, but Chicago is where he developed professionally and keeps close political and personal ties, o...

Hawai'i: Worthy of a Presidential Library

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 03.25.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Even if Hawai'i is overlooked when it comes time to make a decision, the real win is Hawai'i's.

In Quest For Obama Library, This State Plays Underdog

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Not far from these wind-swept shores, Barack Obama was born and raised, soaking in an island sensibility that his family says he's c...

Competition Heats Up Over Obama Library

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has thrown its hat into the ring of institutions competing to house Barack Obama's future presidential library a...

Obama Can't Decide

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of the Obama presidency, Chicago and Honol...