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White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

President Barack Obama talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office, Nov. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Emanuel Meets With Obama, Federal Officials On Transportation, Energy Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the White House on Friday, for a chat in the Oval Office with his former boss, President Barack Obama.

CBS 2–11/16/2012

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell (Photo by ISAF via Getty Images)

Opinion: Now That Paula Broadwell And Jill Kelley’s 15 Minutes Are About Up

Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley need to be removed from the top of the nation’s top newspaper publications and demoted to the likes of the National Enquirer.

11/16/2012

President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Illinois Residents Join Secession Petition Trend

At least seven states have filed petitions asking to secede from the union–enough to require a response from the White House, anyway.

11/15/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove Is The Most Overrated Person In Politics Today

Rove has managed to spin himself a personal fortune in national politics. His reputation, however, does not match his accomplishments.

11/08/2012

President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Heads Back To Washington With Hard Work Ahead

President Barack Obama was on his way back to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, for the first time since his stunning Election Day victory earned him four more years in office.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Joe Biden (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Biden in 2016?

Can anyone other than Vice President Joe Biden himself imagine Joe Biden as a presidential candidate after all we’ve learned about him in the past four years while he has sat one heartbeat away from the presidency?

11/06/2012

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Benghazi-Gate: Obama’s Unconscionable Actions

By now it’s obvious that Obama and his administration did not handle the situation correctly. Rather than taking a presidential stance during the horrendous incident, Obama kept his mind and actions on his 2012 reelection campaign and tried to alter the obvious reasons for the deadly attack.

10/30/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

A Romney/Ryan supporter at a campaign event in Ohio (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Campaign Drops Dog Whistle And Moves To Blatant Racism

Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.

10/18/2012

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Why Did The White House Take So Long To Admit Libya Attack Was Terrorism?

With Americans watching the nearing of the date September 11, 2012 on the calendar for weeks – if not months – and dreading the stark reality that something disastrous may happen to innocent Americans again, the president and his political cronies refused to believe what happened.

09/21/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

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

Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Campaign Speech ‘Press Conference’ In The White House

The White House Press Corps members finally got the White House Press Conference they’ve been shouting for. And they only have themselves to blame for letting Obama turn much of it into a campaign speech by the questions they did and didn’t ask.

08/21/2012

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

Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Opinion: Joe Biden’s Asinine Comments Aren’t Cute Anymore

The fact that Joe Biden is only a heartbeat away from the presidency should not only scare the hell out of every American, it should be reason enough for the Romney-Ryan ticket to win the 2012 election by a landslide.

08/16/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Avoids The Issues With Negative Campaign

Being president does not give a person license to disrespect opponents, and the disrespect and intolerance from Obama when a different opinion is expressed has been atrocious.

08/15/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.

08/15/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democratic Party’s Lies And Spins

The blatant lies and the desperate spins generated from the “left” have been absolutely frightening. What’s extremely sad for them is that they don’t have a prayer of keeping the White House without creating lies and spinning obvious negatives into self-reported positives.

08/06/2012

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