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Obama said driving Chicago Olympics bid

Obama said driving Chicago Olympics bid

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is playing an unprecedented role in trying to lure the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago, Olympics experts say.
Obama meets with credit card executives

Obama meets with credit card executives

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with executives from 14 credit card companies Thursday to discuss reforms aimed at protecting consumers.

Jarrett to attend World Economic Forum

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on behalf of the Obama administration, officials said.
Emanuel used intermediary with Blago

Emanuel used intermediary with Blago

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A December report on the possible selling of the Illinois Senate seat did not mention that Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used an intermediary, sources say.

Obama wants to hear from you -- online

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- People wanting a chance to help shape policy are invited to submit their ideas online, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's transition team said Monday.

Blago lawyer: Question Obama top aides

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Illinois House committee investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich should question aides to President-elect Barack Obama, the governor's lawyer said Friday.

Report absolves Obama in Ill. scandal

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A report from President-elect Barack Obama's transition team found no improper contact between Obama or his advisers and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Sources: Report says no deal with governor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, had only one phone conversation with Illinois' embattled governor, sources say.
Report: Emanuel pushed Jarrett as senator

Report: Emanuel pushed Jarrett as senator

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff reportedly pressed for an Obama confidante to be named to Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat.

SEIU named in Blagojevich complaint

CHICAGO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Service Employees International Union was named in the litany of corruption charges outlined in a criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Jarrett named senior White House aide

CHICAGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Valerie Jarrett, a longtime confidante of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, has been named to a top White House post, officials said Saturday.

Sources: Axelrod Obama White House adviser

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- David Axelrod, Barack Obama's top campaign strategist, has accepted the position of senior adviser in the Obama White House, Democratic sources said Thursday.
Report: Chicago binds Obama's inner circle

Report: Chicago binds Obama's inner circle

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- Likely Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's inner group of friends and advisers have strong Chicago ties, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Obama reintroducing himself to electorate

Obama reintroducing himself to electorate

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has begun his general election presidential bid by reintroducing himself to U.S. voters, his campaign media advisers say.
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