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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.

09/05/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012

First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Illinois Takes Center Stage At Democratic Convention

It was Illinois night at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, as familiar faces from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Gov. Pat Quinn to First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage to speak to the crowd, as Illinois’ delegates sat front row.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Biased Media Criticizes Romney’s Top Fundraisers

As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.

08/31/2012

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Will Hillary Save The White House For Obama?

With President Barack Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden messing up more and more on the campaign trail as time passes, rumors of Biden being sent home to Delaware for good have abounded since last Friday. Will Hillary Clinton step into his place to save the White House for Obama and the Democrats?

08/20/2012

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Plaque Marks Site Where Obamas Shared First Kiss

The Obamas kissed here.

08/16/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago on June 26, 2012, when he signed legislation allowing military spouses and veterans to more easily transfer their professional licenses to Illinois, so they can stay in the same profession after relocating from another state. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama Cheers Illinois Military Family Law

Michelle Obama got a boost Tuesday from her home state of Illinois in her campaign to make it easier for military spouses to advance their own careers amid the frequent moves that come with life in a military family.

06/26/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on June 15, 2012. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Family In Town For Wedding, Extended Stay

South Side locals wonder whether they’ll get a glimpse of the First Family when President Obama camps out this weekend in his Kenwood neighborhood. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/15/2012

Kristen Stewart plays Snow White in Universal Pictures' "Snow White And The Huntsman". (Photos by Kevin Winter/ Getty Images)

Snow White Gets A New Attitude At The Box Office

As two box office movies tell an age-old story of Snow White — the fairy-tale character gets a new attitude — one that could send different messages to little girls.

06/02/2012

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Michelle Obama’s Recipe For Corn Soup With Summer Vegetables

First Lady Michelle Obama is known for her advocacy for nutrition and obesity prevention. Now you can bring one of her recipes to your own kitchen.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Students at the Gary Comer Youth Center prepare for a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of other NATO leaders during the NATO summit. (Credit: Lisa Fielding, WBBM)

Comer Youth Center Eager To Host First Lady, NATO Spouses

There’s a buzz on the Gary Comer Youth Center and College Prep campus as students and faculty prepare for a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of other NATO leaders.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

The Gary Comer Youth Center in the Grand Crossing neighborhood provides after-school classes for about 1,000 students a year, in an effort to make sure they graduate high school and succeed in college and professional careers. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama To Take NATO Spouses On Tour Of South Side Youth Center

When world leaders come to Chicago in just 12 days for the NATO summit, their spouses will get a very special tour given by First Lady Michelle Obama. As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, they’ll be taken to the Gary Comer Center, a prominent youth center in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama Admits She’s A Cubs Fan

It turns out that when it comes to baseball, the White House is a house divided.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

"The Obamas," a biography of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama Denies Tension With Rahm Emanuel

First lady Michelle Obama is hitting back against reports there was tension between her and Rahm Emanuel when he was the White House chief of staff.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Emanuel Says He Has Fine Relationship With Mrs. Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dismissing the assertions in a new book that he had a strained relationship with First Lady Michelle Obama when he was White House Chief of Staff.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Get Me Away From Obama Campaign Fundraisers

I’m going home tonight to pack my bag for a few days out of the office, off my computer, out of the reach of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their fundraisers.

CBS 2–12/20/2011

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Visits Chicago For Fundraiser, Anti-Obesity Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama was back home in Chicago on Tuesday, visiting an urban farm on the South Side and stopping at a remodeled Walgreens that now sells fresh fruit and vegetables.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Safe After Runway Incident

The Federal Aviation Administration says it was investigating an incident involving an Air National Guard plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama.

CBS 2–04/19/2011

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Blackhawks To Visit White House

When the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Washington to play the Capitals they’ll also make a trip by the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, according to the Chicago Tribune.

03/03/2011

In this Jan. 20, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama at the Midwestern Ball on the night of his inauguration in Washington. Here's the first lady's advice for couples this Valentine's Day, Monday Feb. 14: laugh with your partner. She says it's what she and the president do, and it seems to be working. It also helps that her husband is "very romantic".  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

First Lady Says Laughter Is Key To Togetherness

Here’s Michelle Obama’s advice for couples this Valentine’s Day: laugh with your partner.

02/13/2011

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