<![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-usSun, 01 May 2016 21:07:42 -0500Sun, 01 May 2016 21:07:42 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 16:42:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16122673573195-hillary-clinton-campaign-trail.jpg
Hillary Clinton last week pledged that, if elected, she would appoint a presidential cabinet in which at least half of the members are women, a move that would profoundly shift the look of the people who govern...

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<![CDATA[Trump Leads Cruz in Crucial Indiana Primary: Poll]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 09:17:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_161110678355521.jpg
Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist...

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<![CDATA[Obama Roasts GOP Candidates at WH Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 06:06:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouse-GettyImages-526666530.jpg
President Barack Obama pulled out the punches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday, taking jabs at the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Defends Position on 'Bathroom Bills' ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 10:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CruzMTP-Screen-Shot-2016-04-30-at-7.53.59-PM.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice opens the door for people "who are predators," dismissing criticism from reality...

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<![CDATA[White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:13:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouseDinner-GettyImages-526658212.jpg
President Barack Obama hosts the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, also known as the "Nerd Prom." The biggest names in politics and entertainment will come out to watch the event, also known...

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<![CDATA[Alderman Refuses to Apologize For Using Racial Slur]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:58:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+moore+laraviere+presser.jpg
A Chicago alderman doubled down on his controversial use of a racial slur Friday, after using the N-word in a Facebook post criticizing the reassignment of Blaine Elementary School principal Troy LaRaviere.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Team Shifting Staff to General Election States]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:18:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524679204.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires...

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<![CDATA[Rev. Jackson Supports Gas Tax Proposed To Combat Violence]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jessejacksonsr123.jpg
Rev. Jesse Jackson is backing an effort proposed by Cook County Comm. Richard Boykin to use a gas tax to create jobs for youth as a means to combat gun violence.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump's Bill Unpaid After 3 Months]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-503927392.jpg
The city of Burlington, Vermont, is considering calling a debt collection agency on a billionaire: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, said Trump is nearly...

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<![CDATA[Do Celebrity Endorsements Help or Hurt?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:48:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DAWSON_GettyImages-521061462.jpg
Celebrity surrogates have been ubiquitous on the campaign trail this season, frequently been driving the 2016 news cycle — and in some cases, forcing their preferred candidates off message.In a crowded...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Public Schools Prepares Contingency Plan in Case of Teachers Strike]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:36:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lewis+claypool.jpg
When Chicago teachers marched through the Loop in early April, they put Chicago Public Schools on notice that a strike before the end of the school year is a real possibility.]]>
<![CDATA[The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:40:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/split2-cruz-boehner.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker.But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

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<![CDATA[Cub Reporter Broke 'Lucifer' Story]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:06:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/boehner-Ada_Throckmorton.jpg
Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John...

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<![CDATA[Questions Swirl Over Hastert's Seemingly Short Prison Sentence]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:01:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/227*120/Hastert+April+27.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison, which prompted many to question how an admitted serial child molester could have received a punishment of just over one...]]>
<![CDATA['If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:48:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpIndiana-AP_16119692031356.jpg
Donald Trump set the stakes of the Indiana primary Thursday, saying he refused to take time off from the campaign trail because of the importance of the primary, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/split2-march15-kasich-clinton.jpg
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday it is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich, in its first ever endorsement of any presidential candidate, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:49:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CRUZ_AP_16118751601761.jpg
Ted Cruz's unconventional decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz.Reagan...

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<![CDATA[Powerful Testimony Unfolds At Hastert Sentencing]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:04:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Arrival.png
For seasoned court watchers, attorneys, even veteran prosecutors, the sentencing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert proved to be powerful and troubling.

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<![CDATA[Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:35:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RaulGrijalva-AP_82052430668.jpg
Arizona Democratic congressman Raúl Grijalva believes sexual orientation should be included in the Census to strengthen the LGBTQ community's access to resources and legislation, NBC News reported.Rep.

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<![CDATA[Live Blog: Sentencing of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:20:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/227*120/Hastert+April+27.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse.
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<![CDATA[Ex-House Speaker Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:07:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Update.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse.

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<![CDATA[Trump: Clinton Playing Woman Card]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:38:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16118114842811.jpg
Coming off a huge win on Tuesday night, Donald Trump said he has all but clinched the Republican nomination, NBC News reported. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said at a...

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Touts Record Tourism Numbers for 2015]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+defense.jpg
Mayor Emanuel announced Tuesday that Chicago broke tourism records in 2015. For the first time in the city’s history, 50 million domestic tourists visited Chicago in a single year.

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<![CDATA[Primary Day: Voters in 5 States Cast Ballots]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/election-27-GettyImages-524665434.jpg
Democratic and Republican primary voters in five Northeastern states went to the polls on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits Indiana Manufacturing Plants]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:56:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_387953173053.jpg
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will visit a pair of manufacturing plants in Indiana Tuesday, a week ahead of the state’s May 3 primary.

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Floats Elizabeth Warren's Name for VP]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:53:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sanders-Warren.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said a female vice president would be a "great idea" and mentioned Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as an example of a woman qualified to hold the office.

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<![CDATA[Clinton: Sandy Hook a Focal Point]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:03:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hillary+Clinton+1200.jpg
In her only interview with Connecticut media on Monday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton told NBC Connecticut about her recent rhetoric about guns and about how the Sandy Hook tragedy...

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<![CDATA[Candidates Descend on Philly Region]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Candidates-Collage.jpg
With dozens of delegates up for grabs for both parties, presidential hopefuls descended on the Philadelphia region Monday before voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania and Delaware on Tuesday.Republican...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Holds Rally in Conn.]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:58:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+on+stage+in+Connecticut.JPG
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders headed to Hartford on Monday for his second campaign stop in Connecticut ahead of Tuesday's primary election."Looks to me like Hartford...

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<![CDATA[Cruz Goes All Out in Indiana, Dismisses Kasich]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:40:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TedCruz-GettyImages-513726142.jpg
Ted Cruz has gone all out in Indiana, even though John Kasich’s campaign said last week it locked down the support of a majority of the state’s delegates, NBC News reported. Cruz said Sunday that only...

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<![CDATA[ Cruz Wins Support of Majority of Maine Delegates]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:26:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TedCruz-GettyImages-513726142.jpg
The majority of Ted Cruz’s delegates in Maine were picked for the Republican National convention over the weekend, NBC News reported.That means at least 19 of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention...

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