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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:51 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton Calls New Book 'What Happened'

Hillary Clinton Calls New Book 'What Happened'

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising to let her "guard down" as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on...

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With McCain's Deciding Vote, Senate GOP Health Bill Fails

With McCain's Deciding Vote, Senate GOP Health Bill Fails

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S....

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 06:07 AM CDT

Russia Sanctions Bill Exposes Trump's Legislative Tug of War

Russia Sanctions Bill Exposes Trump's Legislative Tug of War

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 06:06 AM CDT

Transgender Ban Nod to Christian Conservatives: Analysis

Transgender Ban Nod to Christian Conservatives: Analysis

His agenda stalled and his party divided, President Donald Trump veered into the nation's simmering culture wars by announcing plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Much of the political...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 06:12 AM CDT

Kid Rock Says He'll Create Non-Profit for Voter Registration

Kid Rock Says He'll Create Non-Profit for Voter Registration

Kid Rock is diving deeper into politics and creating a nonprofit organization to promote voter registration among Americans, the musician announced in a statement on his website late Wednesday. "The one...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:02 PM CDT

Trump to Nominate Kan. Gov. Brownback to Serve as Ambassador

Trump to Nominate Kan. Gov. Brownback to Serve as Ambassador

Five years ago, Gov. Sam Brownback made Kansas an economic laboratory for the nation by aggressively cutting taxes. He's expected to leave office with his Kansas reputation in tatters and his home state an...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 05:55 PM CDT

City Council Approves Red Light Camera Settlement

City Council Approves Red Light Camera Settlement

The Chicago City Council approved a settlement of a lawsuit over red light and speed cameras in the city, and dispersal of the nearly $40 million in money will begin soon.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:09 PM CDT

Madigan Says He Believes House May Override SB 1 Veto

Madigan Says He Believes House May Override SB 1 Veto

Speaker of the House Mike Madigan said for the first time Wednesday that he believes Democrats may have enough votes to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the school funding bill at the center of...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 05:27 PM CDT

Factcheck: Trump and Transgender Service Members

Factcheck: Trump and Transgender Service Members

In announcing he would ban transgender people from the military, President Donald Trump cited “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Whether the cost is...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 05:15 PM CDT

Ex-Manafort Associate Tied to Russian Mafia: DOJ

Ex-Manafort Associate Tied to Russian Mafia: DOJ

The Department of Justice has identified a former business associate of ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort as an "upper-echelon [associate] of Russian organized crime." As NBC News reports, the declaration...

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