<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 25 Oct 2016 02:17:21 -0500Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:17:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Democrats Take Aim at GOP Senate Majority]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:48:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-617720724.jpg
On Monday it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren's turn to join her fellow Democrats in cranking up the heat on Republican members of the Senate, who have become targets in the closing days of the campaign.Addressing an...

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<![CDATA[Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks Hosts, Lady Gaga Performs]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:41:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tom-Hanks-SNL-Debate.jpg
With Halloween around the corner, it’s fitting that “Saturday Night Live” would open this week’s episode with something unsettling, like the latest presidential debate. Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returned to go...
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<![CDATA[Miley Cyrus Campaigns for Clinton at College Dorm in Virginia]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:26:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Miley+Cyrus+GMU.jpg
Singer and entertainer Miley Cyrus went door-knocking for Hillary Clinton at a George Mason University dorm Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[11th Woman Accuses Trump of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jessica-drake-and-allred.jpg
An adult film performer came forward Saturday alleging Donald Trump kissed her without permission 10 years ago and offered her money and the use of his private jet, becoming the 11th woman to accuse the...

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<![CDATA[US Election Will Be 'Brexit Times Five,' Predicts Trump]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:26:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trumGettyImages-616060152.jpg
Donald Trump held three rallies in North Carolina and Pennsylvania on Friday in which he compared the inaccurate early predictions of Britain's "Brexit" to his own presidential campaign.The Republican nominee,...

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<![CDATA[With Women as Key Planners, Events at Trump Venues Are Down]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:27:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marGettyImages-515752270.jpg
There is growing evidence that Donald Trump's mud-slinging is tarnishing his gold-plated name, and industry observers say the Republican presidential nominee risks doing permanent damage to his brand."There are...

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<![CDATA[Abortion Becomes Debate Flashpoint With 'Late-Term' Question]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16294052406753.jpg
Abortion became a topic in the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the first time Wednesday night when moderator Chris Wallace focused on access to “late-term” procedures.“Well, I think...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Media Attacks: 'Biting the Hands That Fed Him'?]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:39:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615754408-%281%29.jpg
Donald Trump's increased hostility towards the media is not only a dangerous approach because it erodes voters' faith in the integrity of the electrical system, but the strategy is also somewhat ironic for...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Trade Insults at Dinner]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:14:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DINNER_AP_16295003411913.jpg
Bitter presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had one more face-to-face showdown before Election Day. They tried to make it funny but plenty of the jokes bombed, and some even earned scattered...

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<![CDATA[Dem Group to Warn Millennials Third-Party Vote Helps Trump]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:42:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnson-stein.jpg
A deep-pocketed environmental group aligned with Hillary Clinton will blanket 1.1 million households in battleground states with mailers warning millennials that a vote for a third-party candidate only...

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<![CDATA['Nasty Woman’ Comment Struck Personal Note with Bustos]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheribustos1.jpg
Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat running for re-election in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, told Ward Room Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calling his opponent, Democrat Hillary...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump and Clinton's Debate Claims]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:27:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/US-Debate-Fact-Check-CR-147697937763800001.jpg
Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt.]]>
<![CDATA[Karena Virginia Accuses Trump of Groping Her at 1998 US Open]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:01:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump-accuser-karena-virginia-147697857243500001.jpg
Karena Virginia said Trump touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after attending the US Open tennis tournament in Queens in 1998.]]>
<![CDATA[Fact Checking the Final Presidential Debate]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:53:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16294052406753.jpg
The third — and final — presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump was held Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

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<![CDATA[Trump Refuses to Say He'll Accept Result of Election]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:22:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16294050561462.jpg
Donald Trump is no longer saying he will accept the result of the presidential election in November, which would be a break from one of the oldest and most fundamental American political traditions.One...

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<![CDATA['Nasty,' Suspenseful Moments Top the Final Debate]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:46:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump-clinton-debate-split.jpg
The third presidential debate was to focus on debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hotspots and fitness to be president -- serious and somber topics.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Debate Fact Check — in Real Time]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:24:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589473806-debate.jpg
The third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is being held in Las Vegas Wednesday night. Watch the event live at 9 p.m. ET, and follow along as FactCheck.org and PolitiFact fact...

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<![CDATA[Trump Could Quickly Build a TV Network: Expert]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:05:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16288684509624-Donald-Trump-North-Carolina-Rally.jpg
Donald Trump could soon be hitting your TV screen more often than you thought. The Republican presidential candidate’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly met with an investment firm to discuss the possibility...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump: 'I'm Not a Surrogate' for Donald Trump]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:43:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/615654550-Ivanka-Trump-Fortune-Women-Surrogate.jpg
Ivanka Trump appeared to distance herself from her father's presidential run Wednesday, saying hours before Wednesday's debate that she is not a surrogate for Donald Trump or a "campaign mastermind." "No,...

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<![CDATA[Warren Calls Trump a 'Creepy' Bully]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:43:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump-Warren.jpg
Ahead of the final presidential debate, one of Donald Trump's most vocal opponents went on a Twitter rampage targeting the Republican presidential nominee. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent out a series of tweets...

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<![CDATA[Trump to Supporters: Watch Polls in Chicago on Election Day]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:26:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509216262_low.jpg
During a really Tuesday in western Colorado, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged supporters to monitor polling places in Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis for voter fraud on Election Day...

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<![CDATA[Mitt Romney Campaigning in Chicagoland for Kirk, Dold]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:18:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/romney-critica-trump.jpg
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in Chicago Wednesday to attend a pair of campaign events for Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Bob Dold.

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<![CDATA[David Letterman Headlined Event for Rep. Duckworth Tuesday]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_david_letterman_se_retira_late_show.jpg
Former “Late Show” host David Letterman was in Chicago Tuesday to attend a fundraiser for Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Senate campaign.

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<![CDATA[Trump Stokes Fears of Voter Fraud: Checking the Claims]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:21:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trumGettyImages-615457768.jpg
Donald Trump isn’t letting up on his claims that a rigged systems threatens his victory on Election Day, although repeated investigations have found no evidence of widespread fraud at the polls.As he...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Warns GOP: Don't Talk About WikiLeaks]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16291853091709.jpg
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida warned his Republican colleagues not to discuss the WikiLeaks dump of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta. "I will not discuss any issue that has become...

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<![CDATA[Why Dead Voters Won't Tip Presidential Election]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:22:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-segundo-debate-thumbnail.jpg
While Donald Trump has raised the specter of voter fraud involving the identities of dead voters on Nov. 8, elections experts say such fears are based in more fantasy than fact, NBC News reported."It...

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