<![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-usWed, 22 Mar 2017 23:25:41 -0500Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:25:41 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Schiff Responds to Nunes' Discussions With White House]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:59:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Schiff-thumb.jpg
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed his concerns Wednesday after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) shared intelligence with the White House before sharing it with the committee.]]>
<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA[Nunes: Trump Communications May Have Been ‘Monitored’]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:46:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nunes+copy.jpg
Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of House Intelligence Committee, says President Donald Trump’s communications may have been “monitored” by the U.S. government during the transition period.]]>
<![CDATA[Anti-Trump Bump Leads to Wave of Dem Candidates in States]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:18:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trumpheadshotfeuerherd.jpg
Democrats typically have trouble recruiting candidates for Statehouse races, but now they're having trouble keeping up with all the people who want to run, NBC News reported.Candidates are already coming...

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<![CDATA[Five Facts to Know About FBI Director James Comey]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:51:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP871330706209.jpg
In two successive revelations delivered on Monday, FBI director James Comey confirmed in a testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that his federal agency is investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's...

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<![CDATA[Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/649341198-GOP-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Business Is In Violation of NYC Law]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:20:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/file-photo-trump-tower.jpg
Donald Trump's business, The Trump Organization, is in violation of New York City law, NBC News reported. Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue, where President Trump and first lady Melania live and where his...

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<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/babypacifier_1200x675.jpg
Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News.The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last...

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<![CDATA[Who Died? Sen. Graham Gets Supreme Court Justice Death Wrong]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:49:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lindsey-graham1.jpg
Sen. Lindsey Graham killed off U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Tuesday morning."Justice Alito passed away in February," the South Carolina senator said as he questioned President Donald Trump's nominee...

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<![CDATA[British PM: Trump Was 'Being a Gentleman' by Holding My Hand]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:31:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/may-and-trump1.jpg
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that President Donald Trump was "being a gentleman" when he was photographed holding her hand during May's January visit to the White House, NBC News reported."We...

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<![CDATA['Nuclear Option' Hangs Over Dems' Supreme Court Fight]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/655595468-Diane-Feinstein-Neil-Gorsuch-Grassley.jpg
As Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters his first day of questioning in the Senate, whether he's confirmed depends upon the support of several Democratic senators who are embroiled in partisan fighting over...

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<![CDATA[US Bars Laptops, iPads in Carry-on Bags on 9 Airlines]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TSA5.png


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<![CDATA[Trump Promises Tax Cuts, Lower Prescription Drug Prices]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:16:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_TRUMP_KENTUCKY_032017-149005830674400001.jpg
President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday that after Obamacare is repealed and replaced, he can focus on tax cuts and cutting prescription drug prices.]]>
<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump Sued for Alleged ‘Unfair Competition’ ]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:32:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ivanka-trump-casa-blanca-thumbnail.jpg
Ivanka Trump's clothing company has been hit with a class action lawsuit by a San Francisco rag trade rival that claims she is cashing in on her father being President of the United States, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Comey Delivers Political Gut Punch]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:14:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_James-Comey-walk-through.jpg
In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the...

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<![CDATA[On Twitter, Trump Puts His Spin on Intel Hearing ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:16:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/655642446-Comey-Rogers-House-Intelligence-Committee.jpg
President Donald Trump's official Twitter account, @POTUS, reacted six times on Monday to the testimony of the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency while the pair were in a hearing on allegations...

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<![CDATA[Spicer: Paul Manafort Played 'Very Limited' Role in Campaign]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:14:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_SPICERMANFORT_032017-149003716760200001.jpg
White House press secretary Sean Spicer answers a question from the White House press corps about President Donald Trump's statement that he is unaware of any contact between his campaign associates and Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Gorsuch Said Many Women Manipulate Maternity Leave: Student]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_170320552864791.jpg
A former law student of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee alleges that Neil Gorsuch told a class that "many" women manipulate their employers for maternity benefits and that law firms should...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Biss Announces Run for Illinois Governor]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:44:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sen._biss.png
The Democratic field for Illinois governor is adding one more candidate.

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<![CDATA[Comey Confirms FBI Probes Russia-Trump Campaign Links]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:08:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-20+at+11.06.00+AM.png
FBI Director James Comey spoke during the first public hearing of a congressional inquiry into ties between Russia and the U.S. election, including possible ties to the Trump campaign. “The FBI...]]>