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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:12 PM CST

List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Tops 50

List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Tops 50

The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to more than 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:54 AM CST

Trump, in Flap With Civil Rights Icon, Meets With MLK's Son

Trump, in Flap With Civil Rights Icon, Meets With MLK's Son

Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his...

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 07:23 PM CST

Rev. Pfleger Delivers Fiery MLK Day Speech in Atlanta

Rev. Pfleger Delivers Fiery MLK Day Speech in Atlanta

Chicago's Rev. Michael Pfleger traveled to Atlanta this Martin Luther King holiday to be the keynote speaker at the civil rights icon's Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 05:23 PM CST

Obama and Emanuel Still Tight After Two Terms

Obama and Emanuel Still Tight After Two Terms

President Barack Obama met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday during the World Series champion Chicago Cubs' visit to the White House, capping off two terms of a close relationship.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:51 AM CST

Tweeter-in-Chief? Trump Will Keep Personal Handle

Tweeter-in-Chief? Trump Will Keep Personal Handle

President-elect Donald Trump will maintain his personal Twitter account and other social media after his inauguration on Friday, transition officials told NBC News. The move comes amid uncertainty over how...

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 03:24 PM CST

Memorable Lines From Presidential Inaugurations

Memorable Lines From Presidential Inaugurations

Inaugural addresses signal what an administration hopes to accomplish, and often how it will be different from the outgoing one, according to one expert. With President-elect Donald Trump set to give his...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:42 AM CST

Ivanka Trump Lays Groundwork for Policy Role in Washington

Ivanka Trump Lays Groundwork for Policy Role in Washington

She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics. Although she has said she will have no official role in her father's administration, Ivanka Trump has...

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 02:35 PM CST

Cubs Legends, Politicos on Hand for Team's White House Visit

Cubs Legends, Politicos on Hand for Team's White House Visit

Chicago Cubs players and coaches were at the White House Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama, but legends from the team's past and various political dignitaries also showed up to see the unique...

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM CST

Trumps Get Stand-Ins at Inauguration Rehearsal

Trumps Get Stand-Ins at Inauguration Rehearsal

The hair was the giveaway. The man in the black coat, white shirt and red tie who raised his right hand as if to take the oath of the nation's highest office on Sunday sported a military trim. And that was...

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 04:01 PM CST

Rauner, Duckworth Attend MLK Day of Service in Chicago

Rauner, Duckworth Attend MLK Day of Service in Chicago

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Sen. Tammy Duckworth attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Chicago’s Curie High School Monday.

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