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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 06:21 PM CDT

Sen. Mark Kirk Turns Down Several Chicago Debates

Sen. Mark Kirk Turns Down Several Chicago Debates

With less than 40 days until the election, Senator Mark Kirk is changing the traditional plans for debates in Chicago.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 03:17 PM CDT

Obama to Attend Duckworth Fundraiser in Chicago: Report

Obama to Attend Duckworth Fundraiser in Chicago: Report

President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Senate campaign Oct. 9 on Chicago’s South Side, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet reports.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 02:45 PM CDT

Mary J. Blige Explains Why She Sang to Clinton During Talk

Mary J. Blige Explains Why She Sang to Clinton During Talk

Mary J. Blige said she decided to sing Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" to Hillary Clinton during her recent interview because she was trying to get the Democratic presidential nominee to feel and...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 01:04 PM CDT

Pa. Town Asks Mayor to Resign Over Racist Facebook Posts

Pa. Town Asks Mayor to Resign Over Racist Facebook Posts

The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family....

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Trump Calls Merkel 'Great World Leader,' With a Caveat

Trump Calls Merkel 'Great World Leader,' With a Caveat

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon at the New Hampshire Sportsplex in Bedford, where he also spoke one-on-one with necn's Alison King. A day after...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 06:06 AM CDT

Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better

Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better

Two days after the first presidential debate, top aides and people close to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admit the candidate's performance was subpar and that he must dramatically improve in his...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 06:03 AM CDT

Gary Johnson Can't Name His Favorite Foreign Leader

Gary Johnson Can't Name His Favorite Foreign Leader

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went on the offensive over foreign policy Wednesday night, but not before drawing a blank on the names of just about every foreign leader alive today. Even...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 05:48 PM CDT

Court Rules New Hampshire Can't Ban Voter Selfies

Court Rules New Hampshire Can't Ban Voter Selfies

A state law that prohibits voters from posting photos of their ballots online suppresses a large swath of political speech and is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The law, which...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 05:35 PM CDT

How Trump Fared With Women After the Debate

How Trump Fared With Women After the Debate

Donald Trump's debate performance did not help his standing among among women likely to vote in the election in November, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMoney poll taken after Monday’s debate. NBC News...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 04:59 PM CDT

Biden Visits Chicago for Duckworth Fundraiser

Biden Visits Chicago for Duckworth Fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago Wednesday to attend a fundraising dinner for Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Senate bid.

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