President Obama

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Offers A Fix For Those Losing Health Plans

Stung by several blunders surrounding the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Thursday offered a message to millions of Americans upset about losing their existing health insurance policies.

11/14/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger join federal workers protesting the government shutdown in Federal Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Government Shutdown Continues, No Progress To Break Stalemate

There is no sign of a breakthrough in the federal government shutdown, which entered its eighth day on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake.

08/30/2013

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, left, stands with Hall of Famer Billy Williams as Banks is recognized before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential Medal

Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there.

08/13/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks. (Credit: Rob Kim, Andy Lyons, Getty images)

Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awards

Chicago is well represented on this year’s list of Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winners as Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be among the recipients.

08/08/2013

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Bus Tour Promoting Action On Climate Change Stops In Chicago

The bus stopped at 63rd and Dorchester at the Apostolic Church of God for the Chicago stop of the “I Will Act on Climate” national bus tour drumming up support for the Obama administration’s climate change agenda.

08/03/2013

Barack Obama (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Rakes In Cash At Chicago Fundraisers

The President is in his house tonight, and his night was all about taking back the House of Representatives.

05/29/2013

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago Visit

Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/29/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois Flooding

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in northeastern Illinois, including the entire Chicago metropolitan area. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says it opens the door for homeowners and businesses to seek disaster assistance.

05/11/2013

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AP Twitter Feed Hacked: Tweet About White House Explosion Bogus

Hackers briefly took over the Associated Press’ Twitter account, and posted a tweet about a bogus explosion at the White House that injured the president.

04/23/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

FBI: Miss. Man Arrested, Accused In Ricin Letter

A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.

04/17/2013

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: President Obama Goes 2-For-22 During Basketball Event

Though he loves basketball, the President of the United States may want to work on his jump shot a bit.

670 The Score–04/01/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Making Sense Of Obama’s Housing Market

Is the Obama administration failing the housing market? Maybe.

03/06/2013

Dennis Rodman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rodman Says North Korea Leader Wants Obama To Call Him

The first American to meet North Korea’s new leader says Kim Jong Un doesn’t want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him.

03/03/2013

Frances Colon was shot and killed on Friday. (CBS)

Funeral Held For Slain Clemente High School Student

Funeral services were held today on the West Side for an 18-year-old Chicago High School student shot in the back, allegedly by a gang member aiming for someone else, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/02/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama To Speak At Hyde Park Academy On Friday

President Obama will return home on Friday to give a speech not far from where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was fatally shot last month.

02/13/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama Refers To Hadiya Pendleton In State Of The Union Gun Control Plea

President Obama connected Hadiya Pendleton to his own neighborhood as the teenager’s parents sat in the gallery, right next to the 1st lady. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to them earlier.

02/12/2013

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