<![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-usMon, 20 Feb 2017 01:17:26 -0600Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:17:26 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Emails Show Kushner's Stricter Approach on Ethics Than Trump]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:25:58 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. When Jared Kushner, President...

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<![CDATA[Ohio Woman's Obituary Takes Parting Shot at Trump]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:55:43 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_116963857380.jpg
As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing - by taking a shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary.

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<![CDATA[Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:22:36 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bearsinalaskafeuerherd.jpg
Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC...

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<![CDATA[‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:05:14 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_101210146201.jpg
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by President...

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<![CDATA[DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:55:49 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dncshakeup.jpg
In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop his bid to be the party's national chairman and throw his support behind...

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<![CDATA[Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:35:30 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17048721312607-Sens-Comey-Secret-Meeting.jpg
At the end of a week's worth of new revelations and a resignation, FBI Director James Comey held a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:18:59 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17010593540071-House.jpg
The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

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<![CDATA[Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:34 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump_Boeing-148736146912200001.jpg
 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:57:03 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/representative+elijah+cummings.jpg
A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support.Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the creation of the commission was necessary "to really get into how all of this happened, what was the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and try to figure out how to make sure that this does not happen again."Cummings, the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Republican co-sponsor of a bill to create the commission is "a congressman from North Carolina" whose name would be made public Friday.Sen. Ben Cardin, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously called for an independent commission into election meddling.

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<![CDATA[Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:38:30 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tru7GettyImages-642085400.jpg
Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early as Friday, an administration official told NBC. Crossroads Media is a conservative media firm "specializing in advertising strategy and placement for political candidates, issue advocacy organizations and trade associations," according to their website.

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<![CDATA[America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:33:49 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/refugeesescapetocanada.jpg
A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported.The freezing and exhausted man shared his story with a CBC news reporter at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday."I have a problem. America is [the] problem now," he said, according to the report.

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<![CDATA[Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:52:39 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Feinberg_Trump_15519367-148727880542900001.jpg
 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Gutierrez, Hispanic Dems Kicked Out of Meeting with ICE]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:32:36 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/luis+gutierrez+GettyImages-580956024.jpg
Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a group of Hispanic congressmen barred from a meeting Thursday with a top federal immigration enforcement official.

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<![CDATA[Trump Once Again Bemoans 'Horrendous' Chicago Violence]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:13 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-635470784.jpg
President Donald Trump referenced the “horrendous situation” in Chicago Thursday as he touted the formation of a new federal task force targeting the nation’s violent crime.

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<![CDATA[Trump: Flynn 'Was Just Doing His Job']]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:47:45 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FLYNN_Trump_Full-148727036175000001.jpg
President Donald Trump said he believed Michael Flynn "was just doing his job" as a then-incoming national security advisor to the White House when he called a Russian minister. Trump maintained that Flynn was fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence. ]]>
<![CDATA[Military Aircraft Delivers Obama Belongings to Chicago]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:18:51 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/military+plane+obama.png
A military C-5 aircraft arrived in Chicago Thursday morning, bringing with it a shipment of former President Barack Obama’s belongings.

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