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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 09:18 AM CDT

Melania Trump to UN: 'Step Up' to Protect Children

Melania Trump to UN: 'Step Up' to Protect Children

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. She will deliver the remarks Wednesday during a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 09:25 AM CDT

Who Wins, Who Loses in Bill Aimed at Upending Obamacare

Who Wins, Who Loses in Bill Aimed at Upending Obamacare

The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:25 AM CDT

Trump: GOP Health Bill Short of Votes Before Deadline

Trump: GOP Health Bill Short of Votes Before Deadline

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 08:02 AM CDT

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 09:18 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump’s UN Speech

Fact Check: Trump’s UN Speech

In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these...

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 03:25 PM CDT
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By Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer

Who Will, Won't and Might Run for Illinois Attorney General

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s revelation that she would not seek a fifth term...View gallery

  • Erika Harold (R) - Yes
  • House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R) - No
  • Former House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R) - No
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 03:21 PM CDT

'America First': Read Trump’s Full United Nations Speech

'America First': Read Trump’s Full United Nations Speech

The full text of President Donald Trump's speech on Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, as provided by the White House.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 03:42 PM CDT

Lawmakers Arrested in Protest at Trump Tower

Lawmakers Arrested in Protest at Trump Tower

New York congressman Adriano Espaillat, City Council President Melissa Mark Viverito and other lawmakers have been arrested in a protest outside Trump Tower. They were fighting President Trump's decision to end...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Ditching Run for Governor, Drury Joins Attorney General Race

Ditching Run for Governor, Drury Joins Attorney General Race

Democratic candidate for Illinois governor Scott Drury announced Tuesday that he has instead decided to run for attorney general.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM CDT

Kim Jong Un Gets Trump's Latest Nickname: 'Rocket Man'

Kim Jong Un Gets Trump's Latest Nickname: 'Rocket Man'

With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label — calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

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