Posts tagged chicago

Michelle Obama Shows How Health-Care Changes Make People Resist (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — From the red-brick mansion Barack and Michelle Obama own on Chicago’s South Side, it’s a three-block walk to Washington Park, a neighborhood that’s home to some of the sickest people in the developed world, according to a 2008 press release from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Is SNL right that Obama’s accomplished ‘nothing’? (The Yahoo! Newsroom via Yahoo! News)

This weekend “Saturday Night Live” opened with Fred Armisen as President Obama, delivering an address from the Oval Office.

Obama starpower takes hit over Olympic snub: US media (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US newspapers offered various takes Saturday on Chicago’s spectacular Olympic flameout, but when it came to President Barack Obama’s last-minute lobbying bid, the message was loud and clear: What was he thinking?

Analysis: Chicago’s loss is a blow to Obama, too (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

OK, so it wasn’t health care, climate change or war. Still, President Barack Obama’s high-profile failure to win the Olympics for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he’s a better talker than closer, more celebrity than statesman. And this could hamper his efforts on the weightier issues.

Rio to host 2016 Olympics as Chicago, Obama shattered (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Rio de Janeiro was named host of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday as red-hot favourite Chicago, backed by US President Barack Obama, was handed a devastating, heart-breaking snub.

With Olympics, Obama takes a hit along with Chicago (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — The International Olympic Committee’s stinging first-round elimination of Chicago on Friday as the site of the 2016 Summer Games probably won’t count much in how history judges Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego.

Obama disappointed over Chicago’s Olympics loss (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama had a message Friday for the many people — including himself — who put “heart and soul” into Chicago’s losing bid for the 2016 Olympic Games: “A” for effort.

Analysis: Chicago’s loss is a blow to Obama, too (AP via Yahoo! News)

OK, so it wasn’t health care, climate change or war. Still, President Barack Obama’s high-profile failure to win the Olympics for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he’s a better talker than closer, more celebrity than statesman.

Obama expresses regret at Chicago’s loss (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he has “no doubt” that Chicago put together the strongest bid it could to win the 2016 Olympics.