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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 03:59 PM CDT

'Jill Not Hill': Green Party's Stein Seeks Sanders' Backers

'Jill Not Hill': Green Party's Stein Seeks Sanders' Backers

Angry and disaffected Bernie Sanders' backers have a new rallying cry: "Jill not Hill." That's Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whose liberal agenda of tuition-free college, $15-per-hour minimum wage and...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 03:20 PM CDT

Sen. Durbin 'Not Thinking About' Gubernatorial Run

Sen. Durbin 'Not Thinking About' Gubernatorial Run

Sen. Dick Durbin’s office quelled rumors Wednesday that the Democratic leader is considering a run for Illinois governor in 2018.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM CDT

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves That Built White House Were 'Well-Fed'

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves That Built White House Were 'Well-Fed'

Bill O'Reilly said the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." The Fox News commentator was responding to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:37 PM CDT

Tim Kaine's Left Eyebrow Captures Attention

Tim Kaine's Left Eyebrow Captures Attention

As Virginia delegates root for Sen. Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention, they also are poking good-natured fun at a distinctive part of his face -- his left eyebrow. Virginia delegates cheered...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:09 PM CDT

Trump to Russia: Find Deleted Clinton Emails

Trump to Russia: Find Deleted Clinton Emails

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:20 PM CDT

DNC: Obama Boosts Clinton, Kaine Mocks Trump

DNC: Obama Boosts Clinton, Kaine Mocks Trump

President Barack Obama joined a chorus of Democrats at the party's convention imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton, casting her as a candidate who believes in the nation's future and warning against...

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Protests, Marches and More From the DNC in Philly

The Democratic National Convention began on July 25 with demonstrators, marchers...View gallery

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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 08:35 AM CDT

Sarah Silverman's Twitter Hacked for Anti-Clinton Message

Sarah Silverman's Twitter Hacked for Anti-Clinton Message

Comedian Sarah Silverman said Wednesday on Twitter that her account had been hacked, after an earlier message linked to a YouTube video criticizing Hillary Clinton. "MY TWITTER ACCT GOT HACKED THIS IS NOT ME,"...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 06:48 PM CDT

Rod Blagojevich to Attend Resentencing Via Video

Rod Blagojevich to Attend Resentencing Via Video

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will attend his resentencing via video next month, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Obama: Clinton More Qualified Than Me, Bill to Be President

Obama: Clinton More Qualified Than Me, Bill to Be President

Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to...

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