Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in...
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM CDT
Trump's History Undermines New Outreach to Black Voters
Gov. Bruce Rauner will move to clamp down on rampant gun violence in Chicago Tuesday, when he signs legislation to punish people convicted of trafficking firearms into Illinois with prison sentences of up to 30...
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:16 PM CDT
Trump's Stamina Attack on Clinton Stirs Talk of Gender Bias
Intent on undermining his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and GOP backers are increasingly relying on rhetoric that academics and even some Republican strategists say has an undeniable edge...
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 03:56 AM CDT
Racism and Talk of Religious War: Trump Staff’s Online Posts
Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John...
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 02:53 AM CDT
Clinton: Trump Health Allegations a ‘Wacky Strategy’
Hillary Clinton pushed back Monday against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House in an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations...
Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 07:43 PM CDT
Voting Rights Restored Again for 13,000 Felons in Virginia
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state's Supreme Court.
McAuliffe's announcement Monday came nearly a month...
Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 12:37 PM CDT
Gabby Giffords Backs Re-Election Bids of Sens. Toomey, Kirk
Former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords is endorsing the re-election bids of Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, citing their votes on gun control.
Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 12:26 PM CDT
Duckworth to Speak at City Club of Chicago Tuesday
The State Department said Monday it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through...