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Katherine Skiba
Obama

Obama’s Post-Presidential Life Beginning To Take Shape

Obama will be the first former president to remain in Washington since Woodrow Wilson in 1921. The Obamas plan to stay in the capital until daughter Sasha, 15, finishes high school in 2019. He plans to be a mentor for the next generation of Democratic leaders while keeping open a line of communication with his Republican successor, Donald Trump.

January 17, 2017

Full Rail Service Resumes At Site Of Fatal Amtrak Crash

Full Amtrak service has resumed in the nation’s busy Northeast rail corridor, almost a week after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

May 18, 2015

Boehner Says Obama’s Military Authorization Request Falls Short

Congressional Republicans are taking aim at President Obama’s request to authorize war against ISIS.

February 16, 2015

Ex-Aide Writes About Being Obama’s Friend, Valet, And ‘Surrogate Son’

Reggie Love’s new book, while not quite a tell-all, sheds new light on President Obama.

January 27, 2015

Congressional Aide Who Criticized Obama Girls Is Quitting, NBC Says

The Republican aide who attacked Malia and Sasha Obama is out of a job.

December 1, 2014
Congress

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Wins Fourth Term

The Democratic whip is headed back to Washington for a fourth term.

November 4, 2014
Congress

Democrats To Introduce Bill To Target Corporate Inversions

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he and other Democrats will unveil a bill Tuesday to curb corporate tax dodging. No federal contracts would go to businesses that engage in corporate “inversions” to lower their tax bills, Durbin said. The measure is called the No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters […]

July 29, 2014

Kerry Says Five Released Taliban Risk Death If They Fight Again

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, warned Sunday that the five released Taliban leaders risk being killed by the United States if they re-enter the fight. He spoke as reports emerged that Bergdahl, held for five […]

June 9, 2014