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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:49 AM CDT

Protesters Jump Barricades, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Calif.

Protesters Jump Barricades, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Calif.

Animal rights protesters jumped barricades and interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California. The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 06:43 AM CDT

'Does This Guarantee Me the California Primary?': Sanders Attends Golden State Warriors Game

'Does This Guarantee Me the California Primary?': Sanders Attends Golden State Warriors Game

Dub Nation meet Bernie Sanders. The Democratic presidential hopeful wore a yellow Golden State Warriors hat prior to addressing supporters at a rally late Monday at Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza. Sanders has been

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 06:34 PM CDT

Lawmakers Vote to Override Rauner's Veto on Chicago Pension Bill

Lawmakers Vote to Override Rauner's Veto on Chicago Pension Bill

In an unexpected move Monday, both the Illinois Senate and House have voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto on a plan to reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds.

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 05:12 PM CDT

Lawmakers Work on Memorial Day as Budget Deadline Looms

Lawmakers Work on Memorial Day as Budget Deadline Looms

Illinois lawmakers expressed frustration Monday as the deadline approaches a budget plan. If no budget is agreed to on Tuesday it will be the second missed deadline since Gov. Bruce Rauner was elected.

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM CDT

Illinois Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Shelved

Illinois Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Shelved

Legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois was shelved Sunday after the proposal became mired in vote-buying allegations.

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:04 AM CDT

Trump Trails Clinton in Digital Campaigning

Trump Trails Clinton in Digital Campaigning

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. The presumptive Republican presidential...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 09:46 PM CDT

Libertarian Party Chairman Hopeful Strips on Stage, Live TV

 Libertarian Party Chairman Hopeful Strips on Stage, Live TV

A candidate for chairman for the Libertarian Party stripped his clothes on live TV before dropping out of the race on Sunday, NBC News reported. James Weeks was supporting the vice presidential campaign...

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 08:42 AM CDT

Lawmakers in Springfield; No Compromise in Sight

Lawmakers in Springfield; No Compromise in Sight

In a rare Sunday session, lawmakers are back in Springfield ahead of the May 31st deadline, but the one person who is not there— Mayor Rahm Emanuel— is being singled out by Governor Bruce Rauner for...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 07:40 PM CDT

Trump Rallies Veterans at Annual Rolling Thunder Gathering

Trump Rallies Veterans at Annual Rolling Thunder Gathering

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation. "Thousands...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 06:13 PM CDT

Sanders Doesn't Say No to Hypothetical Clinton VP Slot

Sanders Doesn't Say No to Hypothetical Clinton VP Slot

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he won’t rule out the possibility of being Hillary Clinton’s running mate. "Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains out to win the Democratic...

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