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
On this week's episode of the WBEZ political podcast The Best Game in Town, historian Rick Perlstein helps us explore the comparisons between Presidents (and Illinoisans) Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. Perlstein wrote a recent article for Newsweek on the topic.