Jim Warren

national correspondent for The Atlantic and former Chicago Tribune managing editor

Jim Warren appears in the following:

NATO and Occupy Protests Rock Chicago

Monday, May 21, 2012

Apart from Washington, D.C., Chicago is the first American city to host the NATO Summit. As world leaders arrived for the Summit yesterday, they were greeted by thousands of protesters and just as many police officers. Chicago Police have arrested five protestors who allegedly planned to throw Molotov cocktails at President Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home. 

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Romney and Santorum Battle in Illinois

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

After a strong victory in Puerto Rico's primary race last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping to repeat his success with a win in the Illinois primary. Romney and a Super PAC backing him have spent more than $3 million in Illinois. At stake are 54 delegates — and the chance to reclaim momentum. Although polling in Illinois has consistently shown Romney in the lead, Santorum's victories in neighboring Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri suggest he has built support in the region.

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Another Obama Compromise? 'Leftists, Get Over It!'

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

President Obama’s role in the debt ceiling compromise is prompting howls of criticism and scorn from some Americans, especially those on the left. They’re complaining that the president sold out to Republicans, who are crowing about their victory. Jim Warren, columnist for Chicago News Cooperative and our partner The New York Times, and national correspondent for The Atlantic, has a simple message for the president’s critics: get over it. Warren argues that since his days as a community organizer, Obama has always favored pragmatic deal-making over partisan point-scoring.

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Bachmann Enters GOP Presidential Nomination Race

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made it official yesterday - she is running for president. She will go up against the likes of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty, for the Republican nomination.  How will her entry change the race?

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Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's New Mayor

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rahm Emanuel won 55 percent of the vote to become Chicago's next mayor, ending the 22-year run of Richard M. Daly.The former congressman is best known for being President Obama's chief of staff. Some thought that there would need to be a run-off, but Jim Warren, Chicago columnist for The New York Times didn't think so. "He simply outworked everybody else," Warren says. And he combined that with a top-notch staff and significant advantage in resources, raising $12 million. His ties to President Obama also helped him be a bit of a celebrity. However, like in many cities, there is a huge deficit facing Chicago and Emanuel may have to face off against the unions; the teacher's union contract may be up first.

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Rahm Emanuel's Run for Chicago Mayor Hits Roadblock

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel’s bid to become the next mayor of Chicago hit another bump in the road yesterday. An Illinois appeals court ruled two to one that the former White House Chief of Staff’s name cannot appear on the ballot for the February 22nd election. Jim Warren, columnist for the Chicago News Coop and former managing editor for the Chicago Tribune. He says the ruling is ridiculous.

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Americans Throw Out Party in Power for Third Consecutive Election

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

In the third election in a row where Americans threw out the party in power, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, in part due to large discontent among voters who didn't want to see incumbents return to Washington. Though some races are still in play, the Republicans, with the help of Tea Party candidates, successfully captured 56 seats. The GOP also made great strides in the Senate, though Democrats will continue to hold the upper house of Congress.

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio will become the next speaker of the House. In an emotional speech last night, Boehner said that the election is a rebuke to President Obama, with Americans telling him to "change course."

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President Obama's Targeted Speech on Financial Reform

Friday, April 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered a forceful plea for cooperation from Wall Street banks in a speech at New York City’s Cooper Union yesterday. Some of the president's language to bankers was stern — during one part of the talk, he pointed in the direction of Goldman Sach's CEO and said, "Unless your business model depends on bilking people, there is little to fear from these new rules."

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Governor of Illinois arrested on corruption charges

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is under arrest.

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Outgoing president Bush announces list of 14 pardons

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The White House announced last night that President Bush would grant 14 pardons and commute 2 sentences before leaving office in January. The pardons did not include any of the high-profile defendants who have previously petitioned the Bush administration for help.
"These were garden variety crimes for the most part — drug distribution, a couple of unauthorized uses of fertilizers."
— Eric Lichtblau

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Competing press conferences from the president and president-elect

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday was a study in competing press conferences. One very popular president-elect stood surrounded by top minds as he unveiled his economic team, while one very embattled lame-duck president stood with his Treasury secretary and again promised improvement. President-elect Barack Obama may not be in office yet, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the reaction to his news conference when compared with President Bush’s.
"I'm looking at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune. Not a single image of President Bush."
— Jim Warren on the coverage of the economy

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