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Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 06:22 PM CDT

Rauner Apologizes for Controversial CPS E-Mail

Rauner Apologizes for Controversial CPS E-Mail

During a press conference in Chicago Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for calling half of Chicago Public School teachers “illiterate” and half of the district’s principals “incompetent."

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM CDT

David Duke Says He Plans to Run for US Senate

David Duke Says He Plans to Run for US Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:33 AM CDT

How the Trump U. Lawsuits Make Presidential History

How the Trump U. Lawsuits Make Presidential History

Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between. But this year's election offers something new: Donald...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 01:48 PM CDT

Trump: I'll Never Accept a Cruz Endorsement

Trump: I'll Never Accept a Cruz Endorsement

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of months-old battles with rival Ted Cruz.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 07:22 PM CDT

After Long Wait, Clinton Reveals Tim Kaine as VP Pick

After Long Wait, Clinton Reveals Tim Kaine as VP Pick

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her 2016 running mate, NBC News has learned. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, has represented the state in the Senate since his election in 2012.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 06:03 AM CDT

Trump Takes America on a Journey to the Dark Side

Trump Takes America on a Journey to the Dark Side

Donald Trump painted a dark picture of America during his nomination speech at the GOP Convention, NBC News reported. Discarding his usual improvisational humor, Trump described an America awash in blood...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 06:29 AM CDT

Rauner Once Called Chicago Teachers 'Virtually Illiterate'

Rauner Once Called Chicago Teachers 'Virtually Illiterate'

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was forced to issue an apology Thursday for contending in an email sent in 2011 that half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 11:44 PM CDT

Trump References Chicago Violence During RNC Speech

Trump References Chicago Violence During RNC Speech

Chicago's violence was once again spotlighted on a national level as Donald Trump mentioned the city's headline-making shootings during his speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 08:14 AM CDT

GOP Unifies Around Trump Amidst Circus-Like Atmosphere

GOP Unifies Around Trump Amidst Circus-Like Atmosphere

More than 2,000 delegates packed the Quicken Loans Arena to rally behind Donald Trump and his campaign for president. Suspense built inside and outside the arena for Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump's...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 09:46 PM CDT

Read Donald Trump's GOP Convention Speech

Read Donald Trump's GOP Convention Speech

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention. Here are his remarks as prepared:

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