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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:31 PM CDT

Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor

Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor

An amendment to help protect LGBT people from discrimination failed by just one vote Thursday, creating chaos on the House floor, NBC News reported. During the vote, Republicans allowed a few members of their...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:54 PM CDT

Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort

Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top aide, will be taking on a bigger role in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, NBC News reported. Manafort will become campaign chairman and chief strategist, signaling a...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:40 PM CDT

Okla. Senate OKs Bill Criminalizing Performing Abortion

Okla. Senate OKs Bill Criminalizing Performing Abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed Thursday. The measure is the first of...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:16 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton to Hold Fundraisers in Park Ridge, Chicago Thursday

Hillary Clinton to Hold Fundraisers in Park Ridge, Chicago Thursday

Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is slated to host fundraising events in Park Ridge and Chicago Thursday.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 08:57 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton Holds 2 Chicago-Area Fundraisers Thursday

Hillary Clinton Holds 2 Chicago-Area Fundraisers Thursday

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming home to raise campaign cash Thursday.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 09:22 AM CDT

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment

Ed Rendell has apologized for "incredibly dumb and selfish" comments he made referring to "ugly women in America" while criticizing Donald Trump. The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor felt the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:35 AM CDT

GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported. "And he was very emotional," Bennett's son...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:42 AM CDT

Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton

Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton

Donald Trump used the word "rape" in rehashing a controversial claim by an alleged Bill Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never ultimately corroborated in court, NBC News reported. His comments came in...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 09:08 AM CDT

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Pot Decriminalization Bill

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Pot Decriminalization Bill

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois is on its way to Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 08:42 PM CDT

No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden

No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden

Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn’t believe there’s a “fundamental split in the Democratic Party,” NBC News reports. Biden said he believes Sanders will back Clinton in the same way Clinton called...

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