A federal program that awards U.S. citizenship to foreigners in exchange for business investments is under increasing scrutiny as the assets of a Chicago company were frozen by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Speaking to reporters on a conference call Thursday Morning, Senior Adviser to the Romney Campaign, Eric Fehrnstrom, suggested that Jim Messina, the manager of President Obama’s reelection effort, may have broken the law by erasing correspondence with a lobbyist from a personal email account while serving in the White House. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120802FehrnstromMessina.mp3|titles=20120802FehrnstromMessina]
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that while it was good for Washington to pass the recent iteration of the Highway Bill, the legislation’s 18 month window does not leave mayors like him enough time to coordinate major public works projects with federal action. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120720RahmTransportationBill.mp3|titles=20120720RahmTransportationBill]
Speaking at the Center for American Progress Friday about infrastructural innovation, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that he has a responsibility to act decisively on behalf of his city, regardless of state or federal legislative dysfunction. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120720RahmActsAroundDysfunction.mp3|titles=20120720RahmActsAroundDysfunction]
By Luke Vargas Rahm Emanuel left behind Washington and the Obama White House in 2010 for a position atop the fortress of Chicago politics. Less than two years later, the mayor is back in D.C. touting his city’s recent pledge to dedicate $7 billion to infrastructural investment, an undertaking that has contributed to Chicago setting [...]
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu told reporters Tuesday that President Obama’s decision to release attack ads against Mitt Romney, and for Obama’s campaign surrogates to suggest that Romney had misrepresented himself on tax documents, opens up Obama’s record for question. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120717ObamaChicagoEnvironment.mp3|titles=20120717ObamaChicagoEnvironment]
The Obama campaign is promising supporters the chance to attend the President’s birthday at the Obamas’ Chicago home in their latest fundraising pitch. “We’d like to give grassroots supporters an opportunity to join in the fun,” an email signed by Michelle Obama reads. “You guys deserve it, and I know Barack would personally love to [...]
President Barack Obama held two brief discussions with Pakistani President Asif Zardari amid Monday’s NATO Summit in Chicago but did not negotiate an agreement to open supply lines within the country, a key piece of tension between the two nations.
During remarks before the NATO Summit in Chicago Monday, President Barack Obama noted that the large international gathering shows the global impact Afghanistan’s future holds. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012521global.mp3]