<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politicshttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.pngNBC Chicagohttp://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 26 Jul 2016 15:26:17 -0500Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:26:17 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman Ignite DNC Celebrity Bern]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:26:35 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sarandon-silverman.jpg
Star power proves an unpredictable force for both the Democrats and Republicans.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel to Attend Final 2 Days of DNC]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:54:57 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel11.png
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will attend the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and Thursday, the mayor’s office confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Democrats Looking Ahead to 2018 Governor’s Race]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:36:54 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018861808_1200x675_732305987580.jpg
Despite being in the middle of the Democratic National Convention, Illinois Democrats have a race in mind aside from the run for president: Who will replace Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton Through Her Husband's Infidelities]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:21:58 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-538716480-hil.jpg
Donald Trump is running against Hillary Clinton, not her husband, but the presumptive Republican nominee has not shied from attacking the former president over his sexual misconduct.

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<![CDATA[Read Michelle Obama's Speech to the DNC]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:46 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Michelle-Obama-Convention-GettyImages-580961036.jpg
First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention Monday evening, saying, "Because of Hillary Clinton my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can...

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<![CDATA[Read Bernie Sanders' Speech at the DNC]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:50:46 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bernie+Sanders-580961394.jpg
Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the Democratic National Convention Monday evening, saying "It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues ... That’s what democracy is about." Here are...

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<![CDATA[Durbin Deflects Speculation About Gubernatorial Run at DNC]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:52:48 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dick+durbin+april+%2715.jpg
Sen. Dick Durbin deflected questions about a potential run for governor as Illinois Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to kick off the Democratic National Convention Monday.

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<![CDATA[State Rep. Sandack Resigns, Citing 'Cyber Security Issues']]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:54:05 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Springfield2.jpg
Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, a close ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, resigned Sunday, citing “cyber security issues.”]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Luis Gutierrez Scheduled to Speak at DNC Monday]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:54:58 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/luisgutierrezdnc.jpg
Rep. Luis Gutierrez is scheduled to give a speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[A Look Inside the 2016 Democratic National Convention]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:42:39 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-580962546_master.jpg
An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.

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<![CDATA[It's Clinton's Convention, but Obama Is Key]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:45:03 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/545148032-obama-campaigns-for-clinton.jpg
Though the Democratic convention is Hillary Clinton's party, President Barack Obama could be the most important figure in the presidential contest between now and Election Day, NBC News reports.Obama, who...

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<![CDATA[Democrats Seek Display of Unity Despite Leadership Shuffle]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:53:50 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018844490_1200x675_731636291709.jpg
Democrats are opening their national convention in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking party united behind Hillary Clinton, but they face lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:31:13 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton7.jpg
It's Hillary Clinton's turn.The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement...

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<![CDATA[Kaine Returns to Longtime Parish to Attend Mass]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:57:35 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TimKaine-AP_16194841924998.jpg
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, a day after being introduced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Trump Aide Dismisses Russian Link to DNC Email Leak]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:17:34 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PaulManafort-GettyImages-524993070.jpg
A top Donald Trump campaign adviser dismissed allegations that Russian hackers were behind the DNC email leak, NBC News reported. Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort said it showed how “desperate” Hillary...

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at DNC]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:39:07 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-468907398.jpg
Michael Bloomberg is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, an adviser for the former New York City mayor told NBC News.Bloomberg is making the endorsement...

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<![CDATA[Fact Checking Clinton’s Greatest Hits]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:00:23 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_16140607364144.jpg
In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s...

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<![CDATA[Trump on Convention Speech: 'It Was Very Optimistic' ]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:07:12 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump+on+RNC+Speech.png
Donald Trump pushed back against critics who called his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night too pessimistic, telling NBC's Chuck Todd he offered an optimistic message because "we're going...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Picks Kaine for VP]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:00:02 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16196751572126.jpg
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's pick to become the next vice president of the United States, Clinton told supporters Friday evening. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Defends Oswald Claim]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:34:55 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/578550086-Donald-Trump-RNC.jpg
Donald Trump doubled down on his baseless insinuation that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted Cruz’s father with “crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”A day after accepting...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Kirk, Duckworth Still Tight; Clinton Pulls Ahead]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:19:54 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/duckworth+kirk+illinois.jpg
Sen. Mark Kirk is leading Rep. Tammy Duckworth by a slim margin in his bid for reelection, while presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a large lead in Illinois, a new poll...

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<![CDATA[Rauner Apologizes for Controversial CPS E-Mail]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:22:40 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_863097762336-sm.jpg
During a press conference in Chicago Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for calling half of Chicago Public School teachers “illiterate” and half of the district’s principals “incompetent."

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<![CDATA[Trump Takes America on a Journey to the Dark Side]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:03:04 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-578666050.jpg
Donald Trump painted a dark picture of America during his nomination speech at the GOP Convention, NBC News reported.Discarding his usual improvisational humor, Trump described an America awash in blood...

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<![CDATA[Trump References Chicago Violence During RNC Speech ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:44:17 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-578134196-%281%29.jpg
Chicago's violence was once again spotlighted on a national level as Donald Trump mentioned the city's headline-making shootings during his speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention.

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<![CDATA[GOP Unifies Around Trump Amidst Circus-Like Atmosphere]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:14:26 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-578543906-rnc.jpg
More than 2,000 delegates packed the Quicken Loans Arena to rally behind Donald Trump and his campaign for president. Suspense built inside and outside the arena for Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump's...

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<![CDATA[Read Donald Trump's GOP Convention Speech]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:46:26 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/578547162-donald-trump-address-RNC.jpg
Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention. Here are his remarks as prepared:

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<![CDATA[Ill. Delegate Booted from RNC for Racially Charged FB Post]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:19:31 -0500http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/gayne+delegate.png
A member of the Illinois delegation at this week’s Republican National Convention had her credentials pulled Wednesday after allegedly posting racially charged comments to Facebook earlier this week.

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