<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 26 May 2016 04:18:07 -0500Thu, 26 May 2016 04:18:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[No 'Decision' or 'Timeline' Yet on Trump Endorsement: Ryan]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:30:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PaulRyan-AP_16140578310835.jpg
House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t made a decision about endorsing Donald Trump, NBC News reported. "I haven't made a decision," Ryan told reporters in an off-camera briefing Wednesday. "I don't have a timeline in

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<![CDATA[Could Dick Durbin Run for Governor in 2018?]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP232834530121.jpg
Rumors have cropped up in recent weeks regarding Sen. Dick Durbin’s potential run for Illinois Governor in 2018, although the senator has called the claims “a waste of time and breath.”

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Trump a 'Bully' Who Threatens Economy]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:36:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Clinton5232332734.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in a speech to union workers in Detroit on Monday, railed against Donald Trump on everything from wages and immigration to paid family leave."He could...

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<![CDATA[Obama Hits Highest Job Approval Since 2013: Poll]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533205868.jpg
President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval from Americans since his second term began, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.Fifty-one percent of registered voters say they approve...

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<![CDATA[Gore: Trump's Climate Change Stance Is Concerning]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 08:53:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519674944.jpg
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore is concerned that a potential Donald Trump presidency could roll back progress in the fight against climate change. "He has said some things on...

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<![CDATA[Deadline Nears for Lawmakers to Pass State Budget]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:58:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/84470699.jpg
The clock is ticking in Springfield as state lawmakers only have until the end of the month to pass a budget for this fiscal year.]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks to 3 Points]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 11:39:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump+Clinton+.jpg
Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has narrowed to just three points, resulting in a dead-heat general-election contest with more than five months to go until November, according to results from a new...

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<![CDATA[Clinton: Trump is a 'Pretend Successful']]> Sun, 22 May 2016 12:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Clinton+MTP+Trump+Taxes.png
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "pretend successful" who is only focused on "making himself appear great," an attack on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's "Make America Great Again" campaign...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Won't Back Wasserman Schultz in Fla. Primary]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 19:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BernieSanders-AP_16139614761695.jpg
Bernie Sanders said Saturday he would not back Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Democratic primary race for Florida’s 23rd congressional...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:03:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/election-18-GettyImages-524566100.jpg
A plan that would enable Illinois residents to automatically register to vote when they apply for, update or renew a driver’s license or state ID passed out of the Illinois Senate Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Top ‘SNL’ Sketches During Wild 2016 Race]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 11:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Bernie-Larry-SNL-Ship-.jpg
As the show caps is 2015-2016 run, check out highlights of a season like no other amid a wild presidential race.
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<![CDATA[4 Sanders DNC Rallies Approved]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 20:34:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+rally.jpg
Four pro-Bernie Sanders rallies, with estimated attendance of 38,000 activists, have been approved for public demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention in July, the city said Thursday.The...

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<![CDATA[Md. Trump Delegate Indicted on Child Porn, Weapons Charges]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 15:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Office-NY-AP_16135465999162.jpg
A man slated to be a delegate for Donald Trump has been indicted on child pornography and other charges, according to officials, NBC News reported. The Department of Justice announced Thursday that Caleb...

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<![CDATA[Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 15:31:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SeanMaloney-AP_172102760084.jpg
An amendment to help protect LGBT people from discrimination failed by just one vote Thursday, creating chaos on the House floor, NBC News reported. During the vote, Republicans allowed a few members of their...

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<![CDATA[Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 14:54:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PaulManafort-GettyImages-524993070.jpg
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top aide, will be taking on a bigger role in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, NBC News reported.Manafort will become campaign chairman and chief strategist, signaling a...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton to Hold Fundraisers in Park Ridge, Chicago Thursday]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 11:16:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-in-dc.jpg
Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is slated to host fundraising events in Park Ridge and Chicago Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Holds 2 Chicago-Area Fundraisers Thursday]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 08:57:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526926306.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming home to raise campaign cash Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ed+rendell+getty+2.jpg
Ed Rendell has apologized for "incredibly dumb and selfish" comments he made referring to "ugly women in America" while criticizing Donald Trump.The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor felt the...

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<![CDATA[GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 01:35:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BENNETT_AP_100520113661.jpg
On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported."And he was very emotional," Bennett's son...

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<![CDATA[Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 02:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpMarALago-AP_282114720228.jpg
Donald Trump used the word "rape" in rehashing a controversial claim by an alleged Bill Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never ultimately corroborated in court, NBC News reported.His comments came in...

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<![CDATA[No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 20:42:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bidenGetty-467221349.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn’t believe there’s a “fundamental split in the Democratic Party,” NBC News reports.Biden said he believes Sanders will back Clinton in the same way Clinton called...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Mayor Hits Back at Trump]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 03:19:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oakland-trump.jpg
Oakland is one of the most dangerous places in the world, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently told a reporter.But to its mayor, there's another place that's much more dangerous.“The most...

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<![CDATA[1st of Many DNC Protests OK'd]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 06:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DNC-Tues-P9.jpg
On the day that thousands of Democratic delegates from every state and territory of America get off planes and check into their hotels in Philadelphia this summer, thousands more will already be rallying...

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<![CDATA[Signs Point to Disconnect Between City Council, Chicago Mayor]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 15:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-505859332.jpg
More clues surfaced at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is experiencing perhaps the toughest period of his tenure.

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<![CDATA[City Council Committee Approves House-Sharing Regulations]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 21:38:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
The Chicago City Council Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to approve regulations on house-sharing businesses, like Airbnb.

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<![CDATA[Trump and Republican Party Agree to Join Fundraising Forces]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 06:06:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump+ryan.jpg
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have finalized an agreement that will allow individual donors to contribute nearly half a million dollars each toward electing the presumptive nominee and other...

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