| Dec 13, 2008
Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Tribune has learned.
The revelation does not suggest...
| Dec 29, 2008
| 11:27 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
| Jan 12, 2009
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, technology companies from around the world showed off television sets that can display personalized and interactive broadcasts, tune in programs from the Internet and effortlessly grab...
| Nov 10, 2008
Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
| Nov 11, 2008
Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff.
Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
| Dec 16, 2008
Rather than recycle sound bites as evidence of one's credentials as an "education reformer," it would behoove The Times and other national media outlets to be a little more like Linda Darling-Hammond (President-elect Barack Obama's transition chief on...
| Nov 12, 2008
Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff.
A step down for Clinton...
| Nov 20, 2008
Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
| Nov 21, 2008
WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, who led the prolific fundraising that helped power Barack Obama's presidential campaign, said Thursday that she had taken herself out of the running for an appointment as commerce secretary....
| Dec 5, 2008
As he hosted a gala celebration for some of his earliest and most loyal financial supporters Thursday evening, President-elect Barack Obama's aides released new information showing the magnitude of their feat: They raised nearly $1 billion for his...
| Dec 9, 2008
| 6:48 PM
Barack Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S. to renovate its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his inauguration and continuing with a speech he plans to deliver in an Islamic capital.
And when he takes the oath of...
| Dec 15, 2008
| 7:09 PM