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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 04:27 PM CDT

N. Korea Could Have Capable ICBM by Next Year: Report

N. Korea Could Have Capable ICBM by Next Year: Report

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published Tuesday amid a warning from a...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 05:26 PM CDT

Trump Message Chief Willing to 'Fire Everybody' for Leaking

Trump Message Chief Willing to 'Fire Everybody' for Leaking

President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop the leaks plaguing the administration. Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier tapped for the...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 05:27 PM CDT

House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Add Sanctions on Russia

House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Add Sanctions on Russia

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:43 PM CDT

Did Trump Declassify Secret CIA Program With a Tweet?

Did Trump Declassify Secret CIA Program With a Tweet?

In a series of Monday night Tweets attacking what he refers to as the “Amazon Washington Post,” U.S. President Donald Trump apparently declassified a CIA program to arm Syrian rebels, NBC News reports. Last week...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 05:11 PM CDT

Mic Captures GOP Senator Ripping Trump, Mocking Lawmaker

Mic Captures GOP Senator Ripping Trump, Mocking Lawmaker

Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and making...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:39 AM CDT

IRS Sees Big Drop in Identity Theft, Stolen Tax Refunds

IRS Sees Big Drop in Identity Theft, Stolen Tax Refunds

The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:15 AM CDT

Mayor Defends Diverting $55M in TIF Funds to Navy Pier Rehab

Mayor Defends Diverting $55M in TIF Funds to Navy Pier Rehab

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended Monday his use of $55 million in TIF funds to renovate Navy Pier after mounting criticism over the decision.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:08 AM CDT

Rauner Plans Unusual Joint Meeting With GOP Caucus

Rauner Plans Unusual Joint Meeting With GOP Caucus

Just one day after calling a special session on education funding, Gov. Bruce Rauner is apparently planning a highly-unusual meeting of Republican House and Senate lawmakers.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:17 PM CDT

Former Scouts, Organizers React to Trump's Political Speech

Former Scouts, Organizers React to Trump's Political Speech

President Donald Trump's appearance at a national Boy Scout event has hit a nerve with former scouts and organizers after his speech turned political. At the Boys Scouts of America's National Jamboree in...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:20 AM CDT

Trump Cranks Up Heat on Sessions, Says 'Time Will Tell' Fate

Trump Cranks Up Heat on Sessions, Says 'Time Will Tell' Fate

President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his...

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