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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

Gun Violence in Obama’s Backyard: Chicago’s Problem is Emanuel’s

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a midday news conference today with the city’s police chief, Superintendent Garry McCarthy. The two are almost certain to face questions about this month’s spiraling pace of murders in the nation’s third most populous...

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

Obama’s New Chief of Staff Today — That and More Moves

First came Rahm Emanuel. Then Bill Daley. Lastly Jack Lew. The Chicago crew and the seasoned Washington hand who served as President Barack Obama’s chiefs of staff for his first term have yielded to another creature of Capitol Hill, Denis...

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

Obama Re-Election Behind Him, Burton Joins Consulting Firm

Former White House aide Bill Burton is joining the Global Strategy Group as executive vice president in its Washington office.  Burton is co-founder and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee that helped re-elect the president. Burton has “a...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, observes a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Perth, Australia.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, observes a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Perth, Australia.

Hillary Clinton: `Don’t Believe… That’s Something I Will Do Again’

Read my lips — Hillary Clinton’s response to the idea of running for president again. “I’ve said I really don’t believe that that’s something I will do again,” she says in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters. “I am so...

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Rahm Emanuel’s Ohio Problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel  may have a problem with Ohio. While President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff says he’s not formally floating the idea of overhauling presidential elections, he notes that the only way to break free of swing-state...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Nod to $10 Million Donors

Campaigning for re-election, President Barack Obama has alerted supporters to the financial challenge he faces: millionaires and billionaires writing $10 million checks to defeat him. Those checks are going to super-PACs and “social welfare” committees that draw their money from...

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

Emanuel Pinned Down by Teachers

The Chicago teacher strike, which has kept more than 350,000 students out of the city’s classroom for three days, has scuttled plans for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to address the Municipal Forum of New York on Friday. The mayor had planned...

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Chicago school teachers picket outside Wells High School in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago school teachers picket outside Wells High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Romney Weighs in on Chicago Teacher Strike Before O’Hare Landing

Updated 2:14 p.m. and 3:44 p.m. Even before landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this afternoon for an evening fundraiser in the northern suburbs, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney weighed into the Chicago teacher’s strike. Romney and Republicans are seeking...

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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Emanuel Freed to Fundraise for Super-PACs: $3 Million Already

Rahm Emanuel has always been a fundraising machine, but as a co-chairman of the President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, he was prevented from raising the kind of big checks that Republican Karl Rove is collecting. So he resigned. Now, the...

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