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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 05:43 PM CDT

Senate GOP Musters Final Push to Erase Obama Health Care Law

Senate GOP Musters Final Push to Erase Obama Health Care Law

Senate Republicans revved up a final push Monday to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:21 PM CDT

Kim Foxx Rules Out Run for Illinois Attorney General

Kim Foxx Rules Out Run for Illinois Attorney General

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx ruled out a run for Illinois Attorney General Monday, days after Lisa Madigan’s announcement that she would not seek another term sent shockwaves through the state’s...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 03:45 PM CDT

Trump and the United Nations

Trump and the United Nations

As a candidate President Trump called the United Nations weak, incompetent, not a friend of democracy. Now he needs the U.N. to deal with North Korea. Tracie Potts reports.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 02:46 PM CDT

US Interior Chief Urges Shrinking 6 National Monuments: Memo

US Interior Chief Urges Shrinking 6 National Monuments: Memo

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for natural beauty and...

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:42 PM CDT

Analysis: Political Comedy Scores Huge at Emmys

Analysis: Political Comedy Scores Huge at Emmys

Stephen Colbert kicked off the Emmys Sunday with an old-school production number straight out of "The Music Man," a classic show about a con artist who hoodwinks Middle American townsfolk by spouting false...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 06:41 PM CDT

Senate Backs Bill to Pump $700 Billion Into Military

Senate Backs Bill to Pump $700 Billion Into Military

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 05:03 AM CDT

Sean Spicer Crashes Emmys to Show He’s in on the Joke

Sean Spicer Crashes Emmys to Show He’s in on the Joke

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer popped up on Sunday night's Emmy Awards to poke fun at himself. Spicer was the target of widespread ridicule after he insisted in January that the crowd at...

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 12:55 PM CDT

Rauner Ending Trade Mission With Visit to Chinese University

Rauner Ending Trade Mission With Visit to Chinese University

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is wrapping up his administration's first international trade mission with a visit to a Chinese university, where he said he's encouraging students to study, visit and build companies...

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 12:59 PM CDT

Fed-up Illinois Legislators Head for the Exit in Big Numbers

Fed-up Illinois Legislators Head for the Exit in Big Numbers

Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years. More and more, fed-up and frustrated...

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 07:42 PM CDT

Trump, in New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader as 'Rocket Man'

Trump, in New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader as 'Rocket Man'

President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs...

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