Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What About Me?


I've had some fortuitous assignments while covering Illinois politics for the Chicago Tribune. The first race I was assigned to: Rahm Emanuel's initial Congressional campaign. The second: Rod Blagojevich's campaign for Illinois governor. Finally: Barack Obama's quest for the U.S. Senate. Getting to know each candidate intimately, with the access only a long campaign trail provides, is still paying journalistic dividends.

Here's a link to my New Yorker profile of Rod Blagojevich from last summer. Ben Smith of Politico blogged about the piece here

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

"OBAMA: From Promise to Power" wins an NAACP Image Award

List of winners for the 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards here

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Read a take on "OBAMA: From Promise to Power" in U.S. News and World Report


Here's a Washington Whispers column about my book. The column focuses on my reporting that, as soon as he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Obama and his advisers assembled an ambitious two-year "plan" for his political future. This plan worked to perfection, setting up Obama to run for the White House in 2008.