President Barack Obama

Rauner Wants More Info From White House On Syrian RefugeesSpeaking publicly for the first time about his announcement Illinois would temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday declined to elaborate on how the state would block Syrian migrants from resettling here.
Paris Terror Attacks Prompt Debate About Resettling Syrian RefugeesThe deadly terrorist attacks in Paris have led some to call for blocking Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., while others have called for America to welcome migrants from the war-torn Middle Eastern country with open arms.
Obama Library Site Selection Might Not Be Ready In First Half Of The YearThe man in charge of shaping the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum said Tuesday that initial planning might take longer than many expected.
Obama’s Speech To Police Chiefs Hits Home For Some ChicagoansCBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with people on the South Side, where the words about gun violence often ring the loudest.
Obama Defends 'Scapegoated' Officers In Chicago Speech To Police Chiefs President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended police officers who have come under intense scrutiny amid a breakdown in relations between law enforcement and minority communities, and said police can't be expected to contain problems that society refuses to solve.
President To Address Gun Violence At Police Chiefs' ConventionPresident Barack Obama was traveling to Chicago on Tuesday to push for tougher national gun laws.
Top Officials To Announce Effort To Cut Incarceration RatesA Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.
President Obama's Weekly Presidential Radio AddressListen to President Barack Obama's weekly presidential address and the Republican response.
Emanuel: Political Leaders Must "Wake Up" After Oregon Mass ShootingIn the wake another mass shooting – this time at a community college in Oregon – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it’s clear the nation needs stricter gun laws.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Resigning, Will Move Back To ChicagoOne of the longest-serving Cabinet members, Duncan is among the few who have formed close personal relationships with the president. After his departure in December, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the sole member of Obama's Cabinet still in his original role.
Democrats Join Business, Environmental Leaders In Push For President Obama's Clean Power PlanCongress members are joining business, religious and environmental leaders in pushing for President Barack Obama's "Clean Power Plan," reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
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