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A Look at the Race to Replace Ex-Illinois Rep. Schock

A Look at the Race to Replace Ex-Illinois Rep. Schock

Five candidates — three Republicans and two Democrats — are vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned in March amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds. Read »

Jul 4, 2015
Trump Blames Unsafe Border for San Francisco Shooting

Trump Blames Unsafe Border for San Francisco Shooting

Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of a... Read »

Jul 4, 2015
Hispanic Leaders Want GOP Field to Condemn Trump

Hispanic Leaders Want GOP Field to Condemn Trump

Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's... Read »

Jul 4, 2015
Rubio, Christie Plan Sleepover With Romneys in New Hampshire

Rubio, Christie Plan Sleepover With Romneys in New Hampshire

2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Clinton Says She Takes a 'Backseat to No One' Among Liberals

Clinton Says She Takes a 'Backseat to No One' Among Liberals

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Bill Would Allow Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes

Bill Would Allow Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes

Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend

2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend

Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Union Lawsuit Seeks Full Pay Despite No Illinois Budget

Union Lawsuit Seeks Full Pay Despite No Illinois Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015

"Moronic": Trump's Big Mouth Hurts His Bottom Line: Experts

Donald Trump's incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants may have given him a popularity boost in the Republican... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Obama Draws Sharp Contrasts With 'Mean' Republicans

Obama Draws Sharp Contrasts With 'Mean' Republicans

Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Sanders Attracts 10,000 Supporters in Madison

Sanders Attracts 10,000 Supporters in Madison

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracted about 10,000 boisterous supporters at a rally in Madison to show... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Entering 2016 Presidential Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Entering 2016 Presidential Race

Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president. Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over Firings

Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over Firings

Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Fact Check: When Chris Christie Tells It Like It Isn't

Fact Check: When Chris Christie Tells It Like It Isn't

Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That's not to say he always tells it like it is, according to an... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
U of I President Puts Raise Talk Off Over State Budget

U of I President Puts Raise Talk Off Over State Budget

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said the school will put off any consideration of raises for the... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Emanuel Won't Detail What He Knew on Clinton Emails

Emanuel Won't Detail What He Knew on Clinton Emails

Emails released by the State Department show former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel knew as early as 2009... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate

Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate

President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas. Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Clinton Campaign Set to Raise $45M

Clinton Campaign Set to Raise $45M

Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
House Defeats 1-Month Emergency Budget; Battle Continues

House Defeats 1-Month Emergency Budget; Battle Continues

Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as... Watch »

Jul 1, 2015
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