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Alexi Giannoulias & Mark Kirk Will Run For Illinois Senate Race


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Illinois, Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People in Illinois, the state of the US President Barack Obama, cast their votes in favor of the candidate whom they thought best to compete ... Read more...

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Illinois prison selected for Guantanamo detainees


December 16th, 2009 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (DPA) The US government plans to send an unspecified number of Guantanamo detainees to a prison in Illinois as part of the plan to shutter the controversial facility ... Read more...

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Man arrested with gun outside Obama’s home gets five-year jail term


July 11th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, July 11 (ANI): A man arrested outside US President Barack Obama's Kenwood home with a gun last year has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.The South Side man, Omhari Sengstacke, ... Read more...

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Senator in Obama’s vacated seat says he was asked for donations


February 15th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (DPA) Illinois Senator Roland Burris, who filled Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat last month, acknowledged in documents made public Saturday that the state governor's brother sought donations from him.Burris, ... Read more...

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Obama a team player with good feel for game, says former basketball pro


February 9th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, February 9 (ANI): President Barack Obama has been praised for many things, including his team spirit and enthusiasm in the basketball court.According to former basketball pro Ernie Grunfeld, the ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama’s gesture touches former aide


January 29th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Jan 29 (IANS) Even as he was savoring the adulation of millions, President Barack Obama found time to meet with an Indian American aide who had worked with him in his ... Read more...

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Obama’’s speechwriter dating ex-Maxim model?


January 27th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obamas speechwriter is reportedly dating a former model and White House aide.Jon Favreaus new girlfriend is said to be Alejandra Campoverdi, a Hispanic American ... Read more...

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Obama faces stormy waters as 44th US president


January 14th, 2009 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) No US president in recent memory has entered office facing such huge crises or such enormous expectations as Barack Obama.The Democratic president-elect is to be inaugurated Jan 20 ... Read more...

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Holbrooke to be Obama’’s special envoy for South Asia


January 10th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.10 (ANI): Former United Nations Ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be incoming President Barack Obama''s special envoy on South Asia. According to people familiar with the appointment, Holbrooke, 67, is a veteran ... Read more...

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Republicans appalled by Magic Negro CD


December 28th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan issued a statement distancing the partys leadership from one of the GOPs best-known operatives, Chip Saltsman, who distributed a CD containing ... Read more...

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Obama aide Emanuel in hot water over Illinois senator selection scam


December 13th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Chicago, Dec.13 (ANI): Rahm Emanuel, US President-elect Barack Obama''s designated Chief of Staff, is reportedly facing claims that he had repeated conversations with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who has been accused ... Read more...

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Brangelina celebrated Obamas historic win in Chicago


December 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Dec 4 (ANI): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were so keen to see Barack Obamas historic win that they actually flew down to his Chicago, Illinois base to watch the ... Read more...

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Kiefer Sutherland denies 24 paved way for Obama win


November 22nd, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Kiefer Sutherland has rubbished reports that his show 24 helped Barack Obama win the US election.The Illinois senator will become United States first black president when he ... Read more...

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Obama resigns as Illinois Senator


November 17th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by ANI
Chicago, Nov.17 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Sunday resigned as the junior Seantor from Illinois and told his constituency in a thank-you and farewell letter that he was ending one ... Read more...

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Edward Norton to air documentary on Obamas path to White House


November 12th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Hollywood star Edward Nortons documentary narrating US President elect Barack Obamas historic run to the White House will be aired early next year.The Fight Club star has ... Read more...

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Obamas dine at favourite Italian restaurant after prez poll victory


November 10th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Nov.10 (ANI): US President elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle had their first "date" since his victory on Saturday at their favorite eatery, Spiaggia located on Chicago''s Magnificent Mile. ... Read more...

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How Obama won


November 5th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.5 (ANI): Barack Obama, who will be the nations first African-American president, won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976 amid a ... Read more...

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‘Obama-Biden team will take India-US relationship to next level’


November 5th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 5 (IANS) An influential Democratic Indian American leader has asserted that the Obama-Biden team in the White House would take the India-US relationship to the next level. Swadesh Chhatterjee ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton hails victory of Obama


November 5th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) US Senator Hillary Clinton called the election of Democratic nominee Barack Obama as US president "an historic victory for the American people."The wife of former president Bill Clinton, ... Read more...

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Barack Obama wins US presidential election


November 5th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Democrat Barack Obama has won a historic victory in the race for the White House with Republican rival John McCain conceding defeat. TV projections gave Obama an unbeatable ... Read more...

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Republicans wasted their advantage with sleaze: Expert


November 4th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.4 (ANI): The Republicans had all the advantages with them to sweep this years presidential polls in the United States, but wasted it with sleaze, the editor of The Economist, ... Read more...

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Democrats hold commanding position ahead of poll date


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.3 (ANI): Barack Obama and the Democrats hold a commanding position ahead of Tuesday''s election, with the Illinois senator leading in states whose electoral votes total nearly 300. Obamas Republican rival ... Read more...

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Barack Obama has rare instinct for consensus, says ex-aide (Interview)


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Nov 3 (IANS) If Barack Obama wins Tuesday's presidential election, the world will see the United States in a very different light because of his ability to be inclusive and form ... Read more...

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McCain will close campaign with slash and burn attacks on him, says Obama


November 1st, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama told supporters to expect rival John McCains campaign to end in a crescendo of attacks on him.More of the slash and ... Read more...

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We are one week away from changing America, says Obama in closure speech


October 28th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has promised to restore economic prosperity and a sense of higher purpose to a tired, embattled nation.We are one week away ... Read more...

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US ready for first Black President, finds global UK survey


October 28th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Seventy four percent UK citizens think that the United States is ready for a Black president, a survey has found.The Readers Digest survey found 70 percent of ... Read more...

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Obama takes eight point lead over McCain in Virginia


October 27th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has opened up an eight-point lead over his rival John McCain in Virginia, and the Illinois Senator is entering the final week ... Read more...

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Obama offers his condolences to Jennifer Hudson


October 26th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Senator Barack Obama has offered his condolences to singer Jennifer Hudson who lost her mother and brother in a double murder on October 24.The Democratic presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Bushs election guru says Obama has copied his tactics


October 26th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Karl Rove, the noted architect of President George W Bushs two victories, has said if Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wins the White House race, it will ... Read more...

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Obama takes 13-point lead over McCain


October 24th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama holds a 13-point lead over Republican rival John McCain, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.Obama now leads McCain 52 ... Read more...

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53 percent Americans says Obama has greater appeal than McCain


October 21st, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.21 (ANI): Fifty three percent of American voters claim that Illinois Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has far greater appeal than his Republican rival John McCain. However, according ... Read more...

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Obama suspends campaign to visit ailing grandmother


October 21st, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama has decided to drop campaigning for two days later this week for a previously unplanned visit to his ailing grandmother in Hawaii, ... Read more...

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Obama has 50-44 percent lead over McCain


October 20th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.20 (ANI): Democrat Barack Obama has expanded his national lead over Republican John McCain in the US presidential race to six percentage points, according to a new poll. Obama now ... Read more...

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Powell may endorse Obama for US President on Sunday


October 18th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 18 (ANI): It is no secret that former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell admires Illinois Senator and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, and the rumor mill is agog ... Read more...

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Powell likely to openly endorse Obamas presidency bid this Sunday


October 18th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 18 (ANI): Speculations are rife that former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is invariably one of the most popular ex-senior officials in the Bush administration, might ... Read more...

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