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A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

Brenden Moore

January 16, 2017


Filed under Focus, News, Politics

When Barack Obama celebrated his victory in the 2008 presidential race, he told a war-weary and economically shaken nation that “change has come to America.” Read More »...

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

Brenden Moore

January 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Tuesday night, I was one of seemingly a gazillion reporters sent to cover President Barack Obama’s swan song at McCormick Place. While there, a few thoughts popped into my mind: How Obama’s farewell compared to his other Chicago celebrations, his relationship with Chicago and how he shaped our politi...

Obama warns of threats to democracy, says goodbye

Obama warns of threats to democracy, says goodbye

Brenden Moore

January 11, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Speaking from his hometown of Chicago, President Barack Obama urged Americans to come together to address the core issues threatening democracy as he said farewell to the nation Tuesday night. Emotions were high at McCormick Place as thousands, sometimes teary-eyed, packed the convention hall to hear ...

LIVE BLOG: President Obama says farewell to Chicago, nation

LIVE BLOG: President Obama says farewell to Chicago, nation

Brenden Moore, Danielle Harris, and Pat Mullane

January 10, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

President Barack Obama gives his farewell address from his hometown of Chicago. Follow along with our reporters as they bring the latest from McCormick Place. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribb...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

DePolitics: Obama, Clinton to campaign Tuesday; Duckworth, Kirk march

DePolitics: Obama, Clinton to campaign Tuesday; Duckworth, Kirk march

Brenden Moore

July 4, 2016


Filed under Politics

President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail in North Carolina with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday, marking their first public appearance together this cycle and a move towards building momentum ahead of the Democratic convention later this month. The two were initially...

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

Brendan Pedersen

January 21, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed his State of the Union toward an entirely GOP-controlled Congress for the first time. Read More »...

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

The Associated Press

December 17, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a h...

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