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Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:39 PM CST

Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's 'Day One' Promises Unfulfilled

Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's 'Day One' Promises Unfulfilled

As a candidate, Donald Trump set a sweeping "Day One" agenda.

As of Monday evening, the vast majority of his promises had gone unfulfilled.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:12 PM CST

Senate Budget Plan Could End Illinois' Ongoing Stalemate

Senate Budget Plan Could End Illinois' Ongoing Stalemate

Illinois Senate leaders are expected to bring their new budget proposal to a floor vote as soon as Wednesday.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:19 PM CST

Emanuel to Trump: Focus on Jobs, Not Inaugural Attendance

Emanuel to Trump: Focus on Jobs, Not Inaugural Attendance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel slammed President Donald Trump Monday for debating the crowd size at Friday’s inauguration, urging the Republican to instead focus on jobs and education.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 07:05 PM CST

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to carry...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 08:51 PM CST

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as CIA Director

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as CIA Director

Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 04:51 PM CST

White House Opens Door to Cooperation With Russia in Syria

White House Opens Door to Cooperation With Russia in Syria

The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 03:52 PM CST

Fact Check: Trump Has Disparaged Intel Community

Fact Check: Trump Has Disparaged Intel Community

President Trump engaged in revisionist history when he accused the “dishonest” media of making “it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community.” In fact, Trump made numerous disparaging remarks about...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 03:08 PM CST

Spicer: 'Our Intention is Never to Lie to You'

Spicer: 'Our Intention is Never to Lie to You'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in his first White House press conference that his intention to the press and the public is to always tell the truth, stating that his "intention is never to lie...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 03:03 PM CST

Spicer Doubles Down on Inauguration Audience Claim

Spicer Doubles Down on Inauguration Audience Claim

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday doubled down on his claim that President Donald Trump's Friday inauguration was the most-watched in history.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM CST

Illinois Treasurer Asks Trump to Assure Banks on Marijuana

Illinois Treasurer Asks Trump to Assure Banks on Marijuana

The Illinois treasurer has sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to give clear guidance to the banking industry about medical marijuana.

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