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Office of

Rahm Emanuel


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,148.49


Trips by Rahm Emanuel
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $17,992.58

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: National-Louis University
Purpose: DELIVERY OF COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE-NEW YORK, LA GUARDIA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT TO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND RINGING OF BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Expense: $1,111.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO THE CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.86
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE. "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER"
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,194.89
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PUBLICATION AND SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,014.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,269.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rahm Emanuel

John Borovicka
Robert Getzoff
Jonathan Hoganson
Luis Jimenez
Elizabeth Smith
Pete Spiro



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
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