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"I Will Not Pander": Chris Christie Talks Entitlement Reform in NH

Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov.... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
Kirk: People

Kirk: People "Drive Faster Through" Black Communities

Sen. Mark Kirk is under fire for a comment he allegedly made during an interview last week describing African-Ameri... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
Same-Sex Couple in Clinton Ad Invites Her to Wedding

Same-Sex Couple in Clinton Ad Invites Her to Wedding

A same-sex Chicago couple featured in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement has invited Clinton... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
One-on-One With Gov. Bruce Rauner

One-on-One With Gov. Bruce Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a big agenda and, as legislative colleagues say, a bit of a learning curve. NBC Chicago's Mary... Watch »

Apr 13, 2015
Council Committee OKs Settlement in Koschman Death

Council Committee OKs Settlement in Koschman Death

Nanci Koschman filed the lawsuit accusing police of concealing information and creating false evidence to protect... Watch »

Apr 13, 2015
Emanuel Aide Leaves for Private Sector

Emanuel Aide Leaves for Private Sector

Lisa Schrader has been both chief of staff and chief operating officer during Emanuel's first term. Read »

Apr 13, 2015
No Clinton Endorsement From Obama Yet, White House Says

No Clinton Endorsement From Obama Yet, White House Says

President Barack Obama isn't planning to endorse his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for president... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
Students Petition to Replace Rauner as Keynote Speaker

Students Petition to Replace Rauner as Keynote Speaker

Some Southern Illinois University students aren’t happy with the school’s decision to have Gov. Bruce Rauner as a... Watch »

Apr 13, 2015

"A Generational Choice": Rubio Launches 2016 Bid

Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
Rubio Looks to Find Opening in 2016 Republican Field

Rubio Looks to Find Opening in 2016 Republican Field

If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida... Read »

Apr 13, 2015
Hillary Clinton's Chicago-Area Roots

Hillary Clinton's Chicago-Area Roots

Hillary Clinton has her sights set on the White House, far away from Illinois, but the former First Lady and current... Read »

Apr 12, 2015
Clinton Supporters Gather at Rally

Clinton Supporters Gather at Rally

They've been ready for a while — and their wait is nearly over. Ready for Hillary members have spent two years urgi... Watch »

Apr 12, 2015
Clinton: Grandkid Made Me

Clinton: Grandkid Made Me "Speed Up" Political Plans

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton says the birth of her granddaughter had helped "spurred me to speed... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs State Disaster Proclamation

Gov. Rauner Signs State Disaster Proclamation

Two women were killed in small community of Fairdale in powerful Thursday evening storms. Watch »

Apr 10, 2015
Emanuel Calls Karen Lewis After Years-Long Silence

Emanuel Calls Karen Lewis After Years-Long Silence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "new governing style" apparently includes making peace with a long-time adversary. Watch »

Apr 10, 2015
Mumbai Attacks Suspect Freed From Pakistan Jail

Mumbai Attacks Suspect Freed From Pakistan Jail

The suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks was freed from a Pakistani jail Friday after a court ordered... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
Clinton's

Clinton's "Go Small" Strategy Carries Risks and Rewards

That "go-small" approach, the Washington Post wrote, plays to her strengths and lets her greet voters... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker

2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker

Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton Could Announce Sunday

Hillary Clinton Could Announce Sunday

Hillary Clinton could announce a 2016 presidential campaign as early as Sunday, NBC News has learned. Two sources... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
What Type of City Council Does Emanuel Inherit?

What Type of City Council Does Emanuel Inherit?

Two days after the runoff election and a number of aldermanic races remain undecided. Additionally, several alderman... Watch »

Apr 9, 2015
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