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March 21, 2010 | By Katherine Skiba
After President Obama was elected, his mother-in-law said she loved her family, but she loved her home in Chicago too. "The White House reminds me of a museum, and it's like, how do you sleep in a museum?" Marian Robinson had told People magazine. One whirlwind year later -- after world travel, a state dinner, retreats at Camp David and holiday extravaganzas -- it appears the first lady's mother is sleeping quite well. For Robinson, 72, life in the "President's House" has evolved from a trial run to what looks like an I'm-here-for-the-duration stay.
October 20, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Opening a three-day Western campaign swing, President Obama said Wednesday night that if Republicans regained control of Congress they would reinstate policies that cut taxes for the richest Americans, make it easier for companies to pollute, and let middle-class families "fend for themselves. " "This election isn't about anger; it isn't about fear," Obama told a crowd of about 10,000 people at the Oregon Convention Center. "This election is a choice, and the stakes could not be higher.
November 27, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Presidential politics can be rough-and-tumble, but it was a friendly basketball game on Friday that gave President Obama a cut on his upper lip requiring 12 stitches. Playing in a post-Thanksgiving holiday pickup game with visiting family members and administration aides, Obama was on defense when a player turned into him to shoot and elbowed him in the mouth, according to the White House. The culprit was Reynaldo Decerega, 38, director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the White House said.
November 2, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oregon State Coach Craig Robinson is also known as the first brother-in-law, as his sister is Michelle Obama, wife of President Obama. So where will Robinson be on Tuesday when the presidential election is held? "That's classified information," Robinson joked Thursday during the Pac-12 men's basketball media day. Robinson then said that he'd be in Chicago, the site of President Obama's election-night rally.  Robinson obviously expects Obama to win, but by how much?
January 14, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Oregon State's basketball coach said Tuesday he won't be available to answer questions on next Tuesday's Pacific 10 coaches' call. Reaction: This team went 0-18 in conference last season, finally scrounged up a win this month, and now this first-year coach is big-timing the media? This had better be really important. "I'll probably be standing somewhere outside," Craig Robinson joked. Robinson will go from hosting Washington on Saturday to toasting Washington on Tuesday.
USC couldn't run down Washington last weekend but chased the media out of practice Monday in the aftermath of a game at Galen in which the guards (security) had to separate the guards (Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis). UCLA was picked to finish first in the Pacific 10 Conference by near-unanimous consent but is tied for third with four games left after allowing 82 points at home to Washington State, a team that had to pass a collection plate to collect 44 points against USC in January.
January 12, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
AT OREGON STATE When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 9-6, 1-2 Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 7-8, 2-2. Record vs. opponent: UCLA leads all time, 87-33. Update: Like the Bruins, the Beavers have been something of an enigma. They lost to Seattle University, Utah Valley and Montana before sweeping Arizona State and Arizona at home to open conference play.
April 8, 2010
Get all the fun of a spring break binge without the hangover courtesy of the very funny '80s rewind of "Hot Tub Time Machine." This kitschy trip down memory lane features John Cusack as a fortysomething underachiever who makes a return trip to a fondly remembered ski lodge of his debauched youth with BFFs, played by Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson, and his nerdy nephew (Clark Duke). The hot tub that comes with the room also comes with special powers, and in a flash, they're transported back to a time when Spandex was new and Afros were in. It's great fun, and you won't need a designated driver to get home.
November 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
CHICAGO -- The Obamas' election night will be a family affair. First daughters Sasha and Malia are in Chicago to share the big night with their dad. The two flew from Washington after school on Tuesday, along with their grandmother, Marian Robinson, White House aides said. The first family was slated to eat dinner together at their home in the Kenwood neighborhood, before heading to the Fairmont Hotel to watch returns. First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson and his family are due to join in, as are the president's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband.
June 10, 2011 | Tom Hamburger and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
The top staff of Newt Gingrich's nascent presidential campaign abandoned their candidate Thursday, in a group resignation that followed a series of disagreements over the former House speaker's commitment to the GOP race. After days of discord over how the campaign should proceed, Gingrich on Thursday lost his campaign manager, Rob Johnson; his national campaign chair, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue; and his longtime aide and spokesman, Rick Tyler; along with key strategists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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