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The architect of President Barack Obama's political narrative has a new story to tell: His own. David Axelrod, Obama's longtime confidant and former strategist, will pen a "personal biography of his professional life," according to publisher Penguin...
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how...
Change of SubjectInteresting passage in Solving the Hyperlocal Puzzle, an American Journalism Review look at the DNAinfo.com hyperlocal news sites in CHicago and New York being bankrolled by Joe Ricketts: Less than two hours after I began making inquiries to DNAinfo.com...
Staff writerThe Sunday morning chat shows will get religion for Easter. They also will focus on the gay marriage issues before the U.S. Supreme Court. Cardinal Timothy Egan, archbishop of New York, will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" and CBS' "Face the Nation."...
The Obama jinx? He may have a thought or two on the State of the Union, but President Barack Obama hasn't come through lately for Chicago sports. First the commander in chief struck out in his role as closer for the city's 2016 Olympic bid, which failed....
Tags: Chicago Hotels, Elections, Chicago Bulls, Sports, LeBron James
ReutersMANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama faces a “titanic” struggle to win re-election in 2012 given the persistently high U.S. unemployment and bitter partisan battles in Washington, his senior campaign adviser said Tuesday....
Tags: Elections, Barack Obama, Republican Party, Politics
— A changing of the senior guard takes place Monday at the White House as a new management team takes over and David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's confidant and longtime political strategist, returns home to Chicago. Axelrod's next assignment...
Beginning Tuesday night, the Democratic National Convention will be faced with answering the question: What did you do? It's the natural follow-up to the promise that rang out four years ago, "Yes, we can." To which we can legitimately ask, "What is it...
Tribune staff reporterIf there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. It's the...
Tribune correspondentsBarack Obama won the presidency Tuesday, the first African-American to claim the highest office in the land, an improbable candidate fulfilling a once-impossible dream. A nation that in living memory struggled violently over racial equality will have...
Tribune staff reporterRahm Emanuel was seething. He was hurtling down an asphalt road in upstate New York on the 47th trip of his ferocious campaign to win back the House. A lecture, even from his friend James Carville, was the last thing he needed. In just 12 days, Emanuel'...
WASHINGTON — Katie McCormick Lelyveld, press secretary to first lady Michelle Obama, is leaving the post and returning home to Chicago, the White House announced Friday. McCormick Lelyveld, 32, who joined Obama's staff in April 2007, said she...
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