October 30th, 2010
10:30 PM ET

Top Chef Master tweets Obama's Chicago dinner

Top Chef Masters-winning Rick Bayless took to Twitter tonight to share images of President Obama's visit to his old stomping grounds – Bayless' Topolobampo and Frontera Grill. Before the First Couple moved to Washington D.C., they were regular patrons of the chef's adjoining Chicago restaurants, which specialize in Mexican cuisine.

Read the entire post on CNN's Eatorcracy blog!

Topics: Chicago • President Obama • The Buzz
October 30th, 2010
08:28 PM ET

Obama returns home to make final pitch to voters

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin remembers sitting down for a meeting at the White House with the rest of the Democratic leadership a month ago, when President Obama promised he was blowing up his schedule to try to help keep control of Congress.

"He said, 'I'm going on the campaign trail for the next month, and I told my scheduler to ignore me when I say I'm tired,'" Durbin, D-Illinois, recalled in the cold of an outdoor rally just a few blocks from Obama's home. The Saturday event drew at least 35,000 people, according to Democratic officials.

Now, with just two days left until the midterm election, the question is whether that love will translate into Democratic victories across the country, let alone in Obama's own backyard.

"This is home," Durbin added as Obama lingered nearby, working an extra long rope line, "and these people love him."

Topics: Chicago • President Obama • The News
October 30th, 2010
06:22 PM ET

President's remarks at DNC "Moving America Forward" rally

Delivered at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Hello, Bridgeport!  (Applause.)  Hello, Bridgeport!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.

AUDIENCE:  Yes, we can!  Yes, we can!  Yes, we can!  Yes, we can!  Yes, we can!  Yes, we can!

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you, everybody.  Now, I don't know about you, but this is getting me kind of fired up.  (Applause.)

Topics: President Obama • The Vault
October 30th, 2010
04:13 PM ET

President's Remarks at DNC event in Philadelphia

Delivered at Temple University
Hello! Hello, Philly! Hello, Philadelphia! (Applause.) Oh, this is a good-looking crowd here. (Applause.) Are you fired up? (Applause.) Are you ready to go? (Applause.)

First of all, thank you, Elliot, for the unbelievable introduction. We appreciate you. We’ve got a couple other special guests here. I want to make sure that I acknowledge them. Governor Ed Rendell is in the house. (Applause.) U.S. Senator Arlen Specter is here. (Applause.) U.S. Senator Bob Casey. (Applause.) Congressman Chaka Fattah. (Applause.) Congressman soon-to-be-senator Joe Sestak. (Applause.) Mayor Michael Nutter. (Applause.) Allegheny County Executive and soon-to-be-governor Dan Onorato. (Applause.)

Topics: President Obama • The Vault