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Airbus is planning to test out flying cars; Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune talks about the visit to the White House – 1/17/17 (Hour 1)

Bob and Marianne discover there’s a gym in the building. Airbus is going to test out flying cars. Paul Sullivan from the Chicago Tribune joins the show to talk about the World Champion Chicago Cubs visit to the White House.

Morning Show Surprise Guest Ryne Sandberg Shares His Cubs-White House Visit

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg talks about visiting the White House with the World Champion Cubs

Baseball Hall-of-Famer and 1984 NL MVP Ryne Sandberg joins the show to talk about visiting the White House with the Cubs this week.

Cubs Visit White House

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890

(WASHINGTON) The World Series Champion Cubs visited the White House Monday.

“Even I was not crazy enough to suggest that, during these eight years, we would see the Cubs win the World Series but I did say that there has never been anything false about hope,” said President Obama.

Surrounded by the team, President Obama -a White Sox fan- says the drought hasn’t been as long for HIM because there he had the ’85 Bears, the Bulls run, the Blackhawks and, “The White Sox did win eleven years ago with Ozzie and Konerko, and Buehrle.  So, I can’t claim that I have the same just visceral joy of some in this White House but FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) is a lifelong Cubs fan.”

The President says for the first time in 8 years , the First Lady she made it a priority to greet a winning team at the White House before heading out to another event on Monday.

The President has been given a Cubs Jersey, a “W” flag and a lifetime pass to Wrigley Field.

@2017 WLS-AM News

 

Cubs Visit the White House on Monday

From the Associated Press

(CHICAGO ) The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs are getting ready to visit the White House on Monday, to meet with President Barack Obama.
The Cubs’ quick trip to the White House isn’t as rushed as it might seem. President Barack Obama actually extended the invitation during a congratulatory call to Maddon right after the Cubs clinched.     “We had a great conversation,” Maddon said. “He definitely wanted us to come before he left office.”
Asked whether he had any advice for the soon-to-be unemployed president, he quipped, “I’ll just listen.” And Maddon already knows that any useful tips on improving his ballclub aren’t likely to come from the chief executive himself.
 “He’s a White Sox fan,” Maddon chuckled. “But Ms. Obama (who grew up in Chicago) is a lifelong fan and so is most of his staff.”

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From MLB.com – The Cubs are going to the nation’s capital on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip. “It’s exciting,“ said Jason McLeod, director of scouting and player development, who will accompany the team. “I [feel] giddy to get invited.“

Source: Cubs looking forward to White House event | MLB.com

Lincoln museum to host ‘Pets in the White House’ event

(SPRINGFIELD) The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is hosting an event dedicated to teaching the public about past presidential pets.

The event gives the public the chance to learn about little-known pets, like Lincoln’s two goats, named Nanny and Nanko, and other presidential companions like mockingbirds and possums.

The second annual “Pets in the White House” event in Springfield on Sept. 17 will feature a pet parade where the public can show off their furry companions.

 

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Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill

Clint Hill was a Special Agent on the elite White House Detail of the United States Secret Service and served five Presidents from 1958-1975. He will forever be remembered for his courageous actions during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and is credited with saving Jacqueline Kennedy’s life. He joined John Howell to talk about his amazing career and his new book “Five Presidents.”

Free The Marine

Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment

Sgt. Tahmooressi, living in a truck having just arrived San Diego to seek VA assistance with PTSD supported by a Purple Heart veteran Marine; a 2 tour OEF meritoriously promoted Sergeant gets lost at the border and with one wrong turns ends up in the Mexico customs lane with no way to turn back. His truck piled high with possessions as he searched housing including his U.S. legally purchased firearms/ ammunition. Not intending to drive into Mexico he explains he is lost. Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope.

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