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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:51 PM CST

Lawmaker Says State Seal Gets Illinois’ Birthday Wrong

Lawmaker Says State Seal Gets Illinois’ Birthday Wrong

Republican state Rep. Tim Butler wants to update Illinois’ official seal to reflect the date the state joined the union, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:48 PM CST

As Mexico Awaits US Visit, Some Question Point of Talks

As Mexico Awaits US Visit, Some Question Point of Talks

Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after months in which U.S. President...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:19 PM CST

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 04:37 PM CST

Trump Calls JCC Threats 'Horrible' After Clinton Criticism

Trump Calls JCC Threats 'Horrible' After Clinton Criticism

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a series of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers around the country in the last few months "are horrible and painful." They were his first remarks...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 04:38 PM CST

Trump's New National Security Adviser a Soldier-Scholar

Trump's New National Security Adviser a Soldier-Scholar

President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and published an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:39 AM CST

Trump's 2nd Month Brings Health Care, Tax Overhaul: Analysis

Trump's 2nd Month Brings Health Care, Tax Overhaul: Analysis

As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on health care and tax overhauls long...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 03:22 PM CST

Trump's Weekends in Florida Include Work and Golf

Trump's Weekends in Florida Include Work and Golf

For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with family and friends, attended parties — and played...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 03:36 PM CST

Trump Picks McMaster as National Security Adviser

Trump Picks McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his pick for national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 02:33 PM CST

Durbin Travels to Eastern Europe to Discuss Russian Threat

Durbin Travels to Eastern Europe to Discuss Russian Threat

Sen. Dick Durbin is meeting with leaders in three eastern European countries to discuss recent Russian aggression and interference in democratic elections.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:43 PM CST

Lewandowski at U of C: Trump's Team Has 'Not Prepared' Him

Lewandowski at U of C: Trump's Team Has 'Not Prepared' Him

During an appearance last week at the University of Chicago, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandoski criticized the president’s current staff for not properly preparing him for the...

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