<![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-usFri, 28 Apr 2017 09:32:27 -0500Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:32:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Frederick Douglass' Bill Aims to Combat Trafficking]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:37:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/417px-Frederick_Douglass_portrait.jpg
Members of Congress have introduced a bipartisan bill, named for American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, that would seek to curb human trafficking, NBC News reported.The "Frederick Douglass Trafficking...

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<![CDATA[Looking Back: Trump's First 100 Days]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:43:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump1000427_MP4-149333632682600001.jpg
President Trump came to Washington with an aggressive legislative agenda dubbed the "100-day Action Plan to Make America Great Again."]]>
<![CDATA[Utah Rep. Chaffetz Gives Transparent Reason for Leave]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GOPRepJasonChaffetz_1200x675.jpg
Republican lawmaker Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz revealed internal hardware that has been holding his foot together for the last 12 years on his Instagram account.Recently Chaffetz announced he would be taking...

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<![CDATA[Trump Tax Reform Plan Cuts Personal and Corporate Rates]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:48:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-673416756.jpg
A tax reform plan outlined by the Trump administration two days before the president's 100th day in office proposes deep cuts to personal income tax as well as corporate taxes.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo to Pay for Border Wall]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/El_Chapo_thumb.jpg
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants funds seized from El Chapo, and other drug lords, to pay for the border wall.On Tuesday, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act...]]>
<![CDATA[City Treasurer Summers Announces He Will Not Run for Gov.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:33:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kurt+summers.jpg
Chicago's City Treasurer announced Wednesday morning that he will not join the Democratic pack running for governor and will instead put his support behind billionaire JB Pritzker.

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<![CDATA[Key Things to Know As Trump Tries to Change Tax Policy]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:13:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpfeeuerherdIB.jpg
President Donald Trump plans to release a broad outline of his tax plan Wednesday, three days ahead of his 100th day in office.Trump has suggested his plan will include "maybe the biggest tax cut we've...

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Praises Injunction on Trump's Sanctuary Cities Order]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:08:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump_emanuel.png
After a federal judge blocked efforts by President Trump’s administration to block funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the decision, once again emphasizing his...]]>
<![CDATA[Bill to Expand Abortion Coverage Passes Illinois House]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/illinois+womens+march+spi.png
As hundreds of women converged on the capital for the Women’s March on Springfield Tuesday, lawmakers in the Illinois House voted in favor of removing prohibitions on publicly funded abortions in the state.

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<![CDATA[The Top Trump Controversies of The First 100 Days]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:40:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632323930.jpg
The first 100 days of President Donald Trump's time in office have been marked by near-daily controversies, from surprise allegations to early morning tweet storms, NBC News reports.They started right out...

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<![CDATA[Half Have Little, No Faith in GOP Health Care Efforts: Poll]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:43:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/speaker-paul-ryan-healthcare.jpg
Fifty percent of Americans say they have little to no confidence in the GOP's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.The results of the...

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