<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:29:26 -0500Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:29:26 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[In DNC Shakeup, Perez Ousts Longtime Party Officials]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/perAP_17057091388173.jpg
A shakeup is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing...

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find 'Basic Raw Facts']]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:43:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pentagon-ext.jpg
The U.S. military says it continues to search for answers about what happened in Niger two weeks ago, After four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger tour weeks ago, The Pentagon has sent a...

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<![CDATA[US Rep. Calls Trump a 'Liar,' Niger Attack His 'Benghazi']]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:33:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_171284199158.jpg
Calling Donald Trump a "liar," U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday fiercely defended her statements over his call with a fallen U.S. soldier's widow. She is also demanding answers on the Niger attack...

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<![CDATA[Candidates for Illinois Governor Raise More Than $100M]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:58:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gov+candidates+2.png
The race for Illinois governor has crossed an expensive threshold – with more than a year to go until Election Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:15:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-821582108.jpg
A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes...

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<![CDATA[Former Trump Adviser Subpoenaed for Russia Investigation]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:58:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16190594804151.jpg
Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly...

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<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Reveals She Suffered Stroke Last Week]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:02:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/karen+lewis+stroke.png
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis revealed on Tuesday she suffered a stroke last week, but will recover.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Governor's Race, Potential Referendum on Trump, Tightens]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:34:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20170613+NorthamGillespie.jpg
With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.Democrat Ralph...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Joked That Pence Wants to 'Hang' Gays: Report]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pence-trump-whispering-EM.jpg
In a profile of Vice President Mike Pence published Monday in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reported on a meeting among an unnamed legal scholar, President Donald Trump and Pence in which Trump joked that...

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<![CDATA[Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump161016_MP4-150818725928600002.jpg
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters. The two have publicly feuded...]]>
<![CDATA[Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:34:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-831454884.jpg
Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville's safety.Scott signed the Law...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He Understands Bannon's War on GOP Establishment]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17289583762038.jpg
President Donald Trump said Monday he can "understand fully" why his "friend" and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment."I can understand where Steve...

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<![CDATA[Obama Makes Surprise Stop at Youth Class in Chicago]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:10:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+surprise.png
President Barack Obama dropped by unannounced Saturday at the first "Obama Foundation" training day in Chicago.
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<![CDATA[As Trump Deregulates, Chicken Lobby Would Speed Inspections]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:03:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chickenfarm_1200x675.jpg
While President Donald Trump unravels many of the policies put in place during the Obama administration, the poultry industry has been lobbying hard to speed up poultry inspection lines, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Amb. Haley: US Wants to Stay in, Improve Iran Deal]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:19:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nikkihaleyfeuerherd.jpg
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said it's the administration's hope that America stays with the Iran nuclear deal if Congress takes action to keep it together, NBC News reported.“I...

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<![CDATA[Gun Control Measures Proposed in Illinois]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:23:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bump-stock-c-EM.jpg
At least two gun control measures could be addressed in the upcoming veto session of the Illinois General Assembly.

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<![CDATA[Ald. Calls Proposed Entertainment Tax Increase a 'Gimmick']]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:56:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alderman.png
From musicals to sporting events, you could soon pay more for big events in Chicago.]]>