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Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM CDT

Former Alderman Agrees to Settlement for Lobbying Violation

Former Alderman Agrees to Settlement for Lobbying Violation

Former Chicago alderman and mayoral candidate William Singer has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine for lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel through the mayor’s private emails, but failing to register as a lobbyist.

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 01:14 PM CDT

Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak Ends His Term

Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak Ends His Term

Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak — a high-profile figure in the controversy over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election— has concluded his assignment in Washington. The Russian...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 05:41 AM CDT

GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides

GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides

Despite having control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans are struggling to pass major aspects their legislative agenda and face many issues that interfere with the party's ability to...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 07:42 PM CDT

Trump's New Message Man Deletes Inconvenient Tweets

Trump's New Message Man Deletes Inconvenient Tweets

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 11:31 PM CDT

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM CDT

Special Session Slated if Rauner Doesn't Get School Bill

Special Session Slated if Rauner Doesn't Get School Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he wants lawmakers to send him an education funding bill by noon Monday or face daily special sessions until month's end to ensure the state's schools open on time.

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM CDT

Ex-Teamsters Boss John Coli Appears in Court

Ex-Teamsters Boss John Coli Appears in Court

Recently retired Teamsters boss and a major player in city and state politics John T. Coli Sr. entered a not guilty plea in federal court Friday to extortion charges.

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:07 AM CDT

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 02:41 PM CDT

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 05:17 AM CDT

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Her way with a zinger...

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