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O, by the WayIn what may be the final Olymoic softball game ever, the United States lost to Japan, 3-1, today and missed what would have been the Americans' fourth straight gold medal.The U.S. was undefeated in Beijing -- in fact, the Americans hadn't......
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WatchdogClick below for NBC's transcript of Bob Costas' sitdown with IOC boss Jacques Rogge, as well as Costas' closing remarks last night. Limited blogging this week. Please be brave. You'll get through this, dear readers.......
The Swampby John McCormick and Philip Hersh President Barack Obama has taped a video greeting that will be shown Saturday during an opening session with the International Olympic Committee evaluation team visiting Chicago this weekend. A White House official said....
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The Swampby Mark Silva Taking stock of President Barack Obama's "unprecedented" role in Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ken Vogel at Politico has called on some International Olympic Committee members who are noticing, too. "Any president would have...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Politics, White House, David Axelrod
The Swampby Mike Dorning One of President Barack Obama's closest aides appeared on a video shown to the International Olympic Committee this morning to underscore the Obama administration's commitment to Chicago's bid for the 2016 games. The video from senior...
The Swampby Richard Simon The House of Representatives today threw its support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 summer Olympic games. That puts Congress on record for an international contest that will be settled in October. ``The city of big......
The Swampby Mark Silva First Lady Michelle Obama plans to travel next month to Copenhagen, where the International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2016 summer games. It has been unclear whether President Barack Obama would accompany her......
The Swampby Mark Silva It seems that President Barack Obama is intent on sending the First Lady to Copenhagen, without presidential backup, for a U.S. bid for the 2016 summer Olympics. And it seems the first lady has a strategy: "There......
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The Swampby Christi Parsons President Obama is dispatching an advance team to Copenhagen to pave the way for a possible personal appearance before the Olympic committee next month. The decision doesn't necessarily mean Obama will be able to make an in-person......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated again at 4:10 pm EDT Let the games begin: President Barack Obama, who initially planned to let First Lady Michelle Obama represent the United States in Copenhagen this week, when the International Olympic Committee......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Posted Thursday evening, updated Friday at 6:15 am and 9:35 am EDT Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016...
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Air Force One will take off for Copenhagen tomorrow night, but the White House says it already has "deployed our best weapon'' in Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games: The first lady. Asked......
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Politics, White House, Sports
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