Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has more than a million dollars in his campaign account. When he retires, he can take all of it with him for personal use. The mayor is not saying if he will, but it would be perfectly legal if he does.
Defense attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are facing a monumental task. Prosecutors have presented several days of devastating testimony in the former governor’s retrial. They’ve focused on allegations that Blagojevich tried to sell the former Senate seat of Barack Obama.
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, a republican who served on the 9/11 Commission, offered praise for President Obama in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death. Thompson said the president left no doubt about U.S.
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
President Barack Obama returns to Washington on Friday with his re-election campaign a bit richer. The president attended three fundraising events Thursday evening in Chicago.Ticket prices topped out at $35,800, though they were as low as $100 at the largest event, on Navy Pier.
President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago Thursday to raise cash for his re-election campaign. The main fundraiser, taking place on Navy Pier, is being billed as the "fundraising kick-off" to the 2012 campaign.
A new poll finds support for President Barack Obama's overhaul at its lowest level since passage last year.Worries about government deficits that keep rising due to health care costs appear to be driving the numbers.The Associated Press-GfK poll showed that support for Obama's health