News Coverage: White House


May 22, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

Obama campaign turns to Rahm Emanuel, the 'Dems' Karl Rove'

President Obama's reelection campaign is taking strategic advice from former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, whom one operative described as the “Democratic Party's Karl Rove.” [The Hill]

May 17, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

Ricketts, Emanuel, Obama and Chicago's newest news organization

Amid the firestorm over Joe Ricketts and his reported interest in launching a racially divisive, multimillion-dollar ad campaign linking President Barack Obama to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, much has been made about the awkard spot the Ricketts family now occupies.

Ricketts' children bought the Chicago Cubs in 2009 and are in the midst of a dicey negotiation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over city contributions to the renovations of Wrigley Field. You may recall that Emanuel served as Obama's first White House chief of staff; the mayor is unsurprisingly livid about the Ricketts advertising proposal. Read more...

March 05, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

White House moves G-8 summit from Chicago to Camp David

Chicago Sun-Times/

In a surprise turnaround, the White House announced Monday afternoon that Chicago won't be hosting the controversial G-8 summit after all. It will be held at Camp David instead of Chicago.


February 01, 2012 @ 7:09 AM

Feds: Chicago Won't Pay for G-8, NATO

Fox Chicago/

A White House official says Chicago taxpayers won't be paying for the upcoming G-8 and NATO summits in which leaders from around the world will descend on the city.

  • White House: Chicago taxpayers won't pay for summit security [Crains]
  • White House Aides Discuss Agenda For NATO/G8 Summits [CBS Chicago]

January 11, 2012 @ 8:18 AM

Emanuel defends Daley's White House tenure


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending Bill Daley's tenure as the White House chief of staff. Daley's resignation was announced Monday, one year after replacing Emanuel in the position. 

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