Persuasion

Obama Makes Olympic Pitch

Barack Obama wants his hometown to host the 2016 summer games badly enough that he'll join his wife in Copenhagen later this week to make a final pitch for Chicago to the International Olympic Committee. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that Obama "decided over the weekend that he wanted to be a part of the final push as we enter the home stretch... he did not want to leave any stone unturned," Politico reports. Chicago has stiff competition from the other finalist cities, which include Madrid, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, which is considered the favorite. The announcement is due out Friday.