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Mochas at The White House

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 04.28.2012 | Black Voices
Kuae Kelch Mattox

It's not often that I'm blown away by an invite, but when 150 leaders from Mocha Moms were invited to the White House for a private event last week, I had to pinch myself a few times just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

Obama Orders Shutdown of Second City

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President Obama has just imposed martial law in Chicago, Illinois. He will consider signing an Executive Order directing that the western border of the District of Columbia shall extend to Iowa.

Mayor Daley: There's No 'Chicago Mafia' In The White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley weighed in on his brother's new gig Thursday, and reportedly scoffed at the suggestion that President Obama has install...

Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Brian Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Bond

I am sure that there will be many stories written about what happened and how we got here, but for me, the key part of the story that I will never forget is that commitment from the President.   Nor will I ever forget the brave men and women who have served with distinction who also happen to be gay or lesbian.

Jarrett: Chicago-Staffed White House Not The City's '51st Ward'

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Washington, the relationships among the key players in government are subject to speculation and fascination over whether there is a "Chicago way" ...

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

Phasing Out of Transition and Into the Book Business

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Leaving transition work, I find myself a lot more hopeful about generally progressive policy coming out of the Obama administration than some of my friends in the progressive blogosphere.

Obama White House Adds Two More Chicagoans

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama added two more Chicagoans to his White House team Friday. Michael Strautmanis, who was Obama's Chief Counsel in the Sen...

Obama White House: Top Chicago Lawyer To Be Public Liaison

Chicago Tribune | Christi Parsons and John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prominent Chicago lawyer who was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers will be appointed to run the Office of Public Liaison for the White House, th...