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Stories tagged with Penny Pritzker

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2016 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Pritzker chosen for Commerce secretary

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 2, 2013 at 9:35am   |   0 Comments

After weeks of speculation, President Obama has nominated billionaire Penny Pritzker to be Commerce secretary.

A precursor to Penny Pritzker pairing up with the president?

By Muckety   |   March 14, 2013 at 3:12pm   |   0 Comments

Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago school board, which many interpret as a sign that she may join the Obama administration.

Obama bundler lands NYS pension contract

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 7, 2011 at 6:03am   |   0 Comments

Considering his office’s battered reputation from the recent pay-to-play scandals, one would think the New York state comptroller would go out of his way to avoid even a whiff of favoritism.

Playing politics at the National Park Foundation

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 2, 2010 at 9:19am   |   0 Comments

Two politically connected Democrats were named this week to the National Park Foundation board.

High-powered group, most from Chicago, plans Obama inaugural

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 26, 2008 at 12:56pm   |   0 Comments

The group overseeing Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inaugural boasts a bipartisan roster of go-getters, most with deep Chicago roots.

Penny Pritzker says no thanks to Commerce post

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 20, 2008 at 1:40pm   |   0 Comments

Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress who oversaw Barack Obama’s record-breaking fund-raising efforts, has taken herself out of the mix for U.S. Commerce Secretary.

RNC creates BarackBook.com to showcase Obama’s ‘friends’

By John Decker   |   August 20, 2008 at 4:53pm   |   0 Comments

In an effort to highlight some of Barack Obama’s more controversial associations, the Republican National Committee has created a Facebook spoof site called BarackBook.com.

Obama’s short list may include Jarrett, Daley, Pritzker, Goolsbee

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 27, 2008 at 7:56am   |   3 Comments

With Barack Obama sewing up the Democratic nominee for president, one of the hottest games in Chicago is guessing who might accompany him to Washington.

Chicago’s top 100: From the nation’s heartland to Washington?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 22, 2008 at 8:48am   |   2 Comments

As Illinois Sen. Barack Obama closes in on the Democratic nomination for president, Muckety has compiled a list of the 100 most networked players in Chicago as an early indicator of the ties that might bind a President Obama.

Smoot rakes in millions for Obama campaign

By A. James Memmott   |   February 21, 2008 at 9:53am   |   0 Comments

Get that woman an office. She’s earned it.

The New York Times reported yesterday that Julianna Smoot, finance director for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, doesn’t even have an office.

Nonetheless, Smoot has led an effort that has brought in more than $150 million so far, $36 million in January alone, the Times reported.


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