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Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 06:31 AM CDT

Analysis: Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?

Analysis: Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?

Boos, blowback and a American flag falling during a live interview have plagued the Democratic National Committee's national "unity tour" featuring Sen Bernie Sanders and DNC chairman Tom Perez, NBC News...

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM CDT

California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions

California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions

Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 04:14 PM CDT

Wide-Ranging Issues Await Lawmakers' Return to Springfield

Wide-Ranging Issues Await Lawmakers' Return to Springfield

The Illinois General Assembly - unable to reach a budget deal in more than two years - will make one more try this week.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 08:37 AM CDT

Bill O'Reilly to Return With New Podcast Episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly to Return With New Podcast Episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening. Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 01:16 PM CDT

Illinois Democrats Aim High With Minimum Wage Proposals

Illinois Democrats Aim High With Minimum Wage Proposals

Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the spring legislative session, despite a warning from Republican Gov....

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:57 AM CDT

Illinois Receives $16M to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

Illinois Receives $16M to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

Illinois is receiving more than $16 million in federal money to help fight a prescription drug addiction crisis.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 09:07 PM CDT

Trump Heads Into Tough Week With Budget, Health Care Battles

Trump Heads Into Tough Week With Budget, Health Care Battles

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:07 AM CDT

Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’

Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’

A deal to fund the federal government this week won't necessarily include all the funds needed for a border wall, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be "enough to get going"...

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N. Korea Detains US Citizen, the 3rd American Being Held

N. Korea Detains US Citizen, the 3rd American Being Held

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:21 AM CDT

Majority Give Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: Poll

Majority Give Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: Poll

About two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he's off to a "poor start," according to results from a new NBC...

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