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Christina Wilkie

Obama Gets Personal In Proposing Gun Safety Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a broad and moving speech Friday, President Barack Obama described gun violence as only one part of a web of economic and social chal...

Leaders To Obama: Help Stem Hometown Violence

Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago

Civic leaders at a loss of how to stem Chicago's bloody tide of homicides are calling on the president to help his hometown. "The president's voic...

Obama, Again, References Chicago Tragedies In Gun Control Address

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

Just as he did when he addressed the nation after the Newtown, Conn. massacre last month, President Barack Obama again name-dropped the streets of his...

Obama Returns To Chicago To Cast Historic Early Ballot

Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

President Barack Obama on Thursday will make history when he briefly returns to Chicago and becomes the first sitting U.S. president to vote early. ...

Another Big Chicago Fundraiser Ahead For Romney's Camp

Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

When President Obama returns to Chicago for his 2012 election night rally on Nov. 6, it turns out he'll be arriving just on the heels of yet another b...

Obama Details Early Impressions Of Chicago In Handwritten '85 Letter

Posted 10.04.2012 | Chicago

We have heard a lot about President Obama's early days in Chicago in recent months. Whether recalling his first date with wife Michelle Obama at th...

WATCH: Chicagoans Ask 'Who Is Mitt Romney?'

Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

Though prominent Republican John Sununu on Thursday expressed optimism that President Obama will be "coming back" to his hometown of Chicago from the ...

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

President Obama Set To Return To Chicago Friday

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Just two weeks after he was back in Chicago to host world leaders at the NATO summit, President Barack Obama is due to return to his hometown for a tr...

Obama Praises Chicago As NATO Summit's Host City

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama has praised Chicago officials and residents for their handling of the NATO summit. Obama spoke about the city durin...

Obama Talks Birthers, The Future & Rahm's 'Creepy' Finger In Chicago

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

President Obama received a warm welcome in Chicago Thursday, where he addressed supporters at three fundraisers around the city. First, the presiden...

Barack Obama Looks Back Home Again With 2012 In Sight

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama's relationship with his hometown may be best described as a long-distance love affair. He lavishes attention on...

Obama Security Price Tag: Chicago Owed $1.58M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City of Chicago has spent more than $3.5 million on presidential security since November of 2008--and though the services are reimbursed by the fe...

In Chicago, 'Everything Stops' For Obama Inauguration

AP | Don Babwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ninety-year-old Timuel Black says he all but lost hope for the country when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy were as...

Obama's Hyde Park

New York Times | Michael Y. Park | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hyde Park hasn't gotten this much attention since 1893, when the Chicago World's Fair introduced the country to electricity and serial killers. But in...

Obama Says No Extra Help For Chicago Friends (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama indicated Tuesday that his friends in Chicago and Springfield shouldn't expect special treatment for their debt-ridden g...

Has Obama Eclipsed Oprah?

New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SO long, Crawford, Tex. Even before President-elect Barack Obama takes office in 61 days, effectively crowning Chicago as the site of the Western Whi...

President Obama: Chicago Aldermen Come Knocking

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the appropriate nod to the history made by Barack Obama's presidential election, Chicago aldermen quickly got to the bottom-line, City Hall styl...

New Obama Keating Five movie

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

Voters in swing states -- and this, Colorado, appears to be the mother of all swing states -- are treated to a nearly endless barrage of political advertising and discussion.

How Chicago Shaped Obama

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day in 1995, Barack Obama went to see his alderman, an influential politician named Toni Preckwinkle, on Chicago's South Side, where politics had ...

Obama Left Community Organizing To Make "Large Scale Change"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The year was 1985 and Gerald Kellman, a community organizer, was interviewing an applicant named Barack Obama to work in the demoralized landscape of ...

Sam Stein

Obama Was In Chicago The Morning Of Controversial Sermon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bit of campaign controversy broke out Monday morning, after Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign and members of the media pointed to a serious ...

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...