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Diner Offers Obama Egg White Omelette, But He Orders Real Breakfast Instead

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

Before Barack Obama departed Chicago on Friday morning, the president stopped by one of his old hometown favorites for breakfast. Obama hit up Valo...

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...

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...

Obama Wrapping Up Tour In Hometown

Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about...

Still Waiting for a Comprehensive Discussion of Urban Gun Violence

Cathy Cohen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Cathy Cohen

While we mourn Hadiya and all the young people in Chicago who are the victims of gun violence, the Black Youth Project is still waiting for the president to comprehensively address gun violence in the city.

Obama To Tout Gun Proposals At Chicago High School

AP | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama's post-State of the Union speech in Chicago will be at a high school on the city's South Side. The White House says...

Obama Gets No Special Treatment Before Voting

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama returned to his home city of Chicago on Thursday, taking a brief break from campaigning to vote early. Obama handed over his...

Obama Campaign Suffers Theft

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Three checks for campaign services have been stolen from President Barack Obama's national campaign headquarters in Chicago. Midwest Press...

Obama Opens Home To Supporters

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The red-brick Georgian Revival home was gleaming: An American flag extended from the porch, the evergreen trees surrounding the yard were p...

What Obama's Doing For His Birthday

AP | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will mark his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at his Chicago home. First lady Michelle...

Obama Team Says President Will Not Lead Bud Billiken Parade

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Organizers of the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Chicago's South Side insisted Wednesday that President Barack Obama had been confirmed as the grand ma...

Obama, Family Planning A Chicago Return For The Weekend

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is headed home again. Obama, his wife and their two daughters will travel to Chicago on Friday night for the wee...

Obama Visits Old Home For One Night

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — All President Barack Obama wanted to do was go home. No, not to the fancy government house in Washington. He wanted the familiar bed ...

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...

Michelle Obama Plans Chicago NATO Tour

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

The First Lady will showcase the Second City to the spouses of visiting dignitaries during the NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20. Michelle Obama has...

PHOTOS: In Illinois, It's All About The Delegates

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest – a friendly reg...

Obama Having Big Day

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — Tweaking Republicans four days before the Illinois primary, President Barack Obama said Friday that the hopefuls campaigning to take h...

Obama Joins GOP Candidates In Illinois As Primary Nears

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

President Barack Obama is embarking on a concentrated one-day fundraising trip, with a stop in his hometown of Chicago and another in Atlanta for a bi...

WATCH: Obama Explains Political Ideology In 2000

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

In 2000, Barack Obama, then a state senator, sat down with his two Democratic opponents in a race for the 1st Congressional District in Illinois and d...

President Obama Chicago-Bound

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama is expected to return to his hometown of Chicago on Jan. 11 for a series of fundraisers to support his re-election effort, his ...

Rahm Vs. Romney: Candidate Issues Anti-Obama Jobs Video, Mayor Hits Back

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

On the eve of President Obama's 50th birthday, he was in his home town of Chicago, taking a respite from political battles at a fundraiser with some o...

PHOTOS: Inside President Obama's Chicago Birthday Bash

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Trying to make up for lost time, President Barack Obama plunged back into his re-election campaign Wednesday, urging supporters not t...

Obama Hits Chicago Tonight For Birthday Fundraiser Bash

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

With the debt limit deal complete, even as it has been vigorously criticized by both sides of the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is due to...

PHOTOS: President Obama's Favorite Chicago Spots

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.15.2011 | Chicago

As President Obama prepares for his 50th birthday bash in Chicago, some are hoping to catch a glimpse of him without coughing up serious cash. Bec...

Obama Bringing NATO, G-8 Summits To Chicago

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will host the NATO and G-8 summits in his hometown of Chicago next year. T...