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Obama's Chicago Soul: President's Ideals Tie Him To City's Music Legends

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave Hoekstra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama paid homage to Chicago soul in his Grant Park acceptance speech. He riffed on Wendell Phillips High graduate Sam Cooke by...

Barack Obama Channels Sam Cooke on Election Night

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

No militant and not outwardly political, Cooke had spent time with and admired Cassius Clay and Malcolm X, and he captured the challenges of his time, his own hope and despair at equal turns.

Rachel Weiner

New Obama Ad: McCain "Don't Know Much" (VIDEO) | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are more nervous about Barack Obama's prospects than they were a month ago, the New York Times reports. Maybe his new ad -- a jauntier, more...