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"I Am Running for President": Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview Monday morning. Fiorina, a one-time candidate for U.S. Senate in Read »

7 minutes ago
Ben Carson Running for GOP Presidential Nomination

Ben Carson Running for GOP Presidential Nomination

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican... Read »

2 hours ago
Rauner Privatization Idea Raises Oversight Concerns

Rauner Privatization Idea Raises Oversight Concerns

Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state's economic development agency will improve job creation in... Read »

May 3, 2015
Obama Library, Lucas Museum Climb Last Hurdle

Obama Library, Lucas Museum Climb Last Hurdle

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on... Watch »

May 1, 2015
Chicago to Get Obama Presidential Library

Chicago to Get Obama Presidential Library

The final selection is expected to be connected to the University of Chicago, but the final site has not been... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Where is Aaron Schock?

Where is Aaron Schock?

Where is Aaron Schock? An attorney for a campaign donor suing the former Illinois congressman has told a federal... Read »

Apr 30, 2015
Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016. Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Zopp Weighs Primary Challenge to Duckworth

Zopp Weighs Primary Challenge to Duckworth

Andrea Zopp, the head of the Chicago Urban League, says she's considering her first campaign for elected office. NBC Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Running for President"

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont, has jumped into the 2016... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92

Former Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker passed away Wednesday at a veteran’s hospital in California, his son confirmed. Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

This, NBC's First Read team writes, could be Obama's chance to confront race issues head-on, late in a presidency... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Clinton Calls for End to

Clinton Calls for End to "Mass Incarceration"

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's... Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

The biggest political story Tuesday was the one playing out at the Supreme Court, which was hearing oral arguments... Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Suburban Chicago Mayors Protest Proposed Budget Cuts

Suburban Chicago Mayors Protest Proposed Budget Cuts

Mayors say Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed reduction to local governments' share of income tax revenues could equal... Watch »

Apr 27, 2015
 Zell Gives $4M to Rauner Political Fund

Zell Gives $4M to Rauner Political Fund

Billionaire businessman Sam Zell has donated $4 million to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's new political action... Watch »

Apr 27, 2015

"Clinton Cash" Author: Yes, Evidence Is Circumstantial

The conservative author of the new book "Clinton Cash" has admitted in back to back interviews that he has no direct... Read »

Apr 27, 2015
Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety... Read »

Apr 26, 2015
WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor at Washington's... Read »

Apr 26, 2015
WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House... Watch »

Apr 26, 2015
Cost to Protect Gov. Walker More Than Tripled Since Predecessor

Cost to Protect Gov. Walker More Than Tripled Since Predecessor

Security costs for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch last year were more than... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
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