<![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, 27 Sep 2016 01:01:11 -0500Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:01:11 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Obama Takes Hardline Stance on Hot Dog Condiments]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-obama-efe-12164203w.jpg
In this uncertain election season with its scandals, attacks and bald-faced lies, it’s refreshing when a politician takes a hardline stance on the world stage’s most pressing issues.

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<![CDATA[The Top Trump-Clinton Debate Tweet? It's From 2012]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:43:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/610601740-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-debate-tweets.jpg
Twitter was abuzz during the presidential debate Monday, but nothing grabbed people's attention like a tweet Donald Trump sent in 2012, according to the company itself. Days before that year's election,...

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<![CDATA[Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Social Media Reacts]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610601290.jpg
The presidential nominees sparred for 99 minutes in their first presidential debate held at Hofstra University Monday night.Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tackled the economy, ISIS, taxes and the president's...

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<![CDATA[Top Tweets on the 1st Presidential Debate]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP+-+Hofstra+Debate+16+sized.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't hold back during the first debate of the 2016 general election. Because most viewers have a habit of watching through a second (and third) screen, Twitter feeds were...

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<![CDATA[Debate Fact Check: Reviewing the Candidates in Real Time]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:43:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16271039934629.jpg
After months of sparring through the press, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are facing off in the first of three presidential debates. Watch the event here live at 9 p.m. ET, and follow along below as...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Ahead of 1st Debate: Poll]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:15:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-605904136.jpg
Hillary Clinton takes a five-point lead among likely voters over Donald Trump into Monday night's presidential debate, according to the latest NBC NewsSurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, released hours...

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<![CDATA[Debate-Day Trump Snapchat Filter Takes Swipe at Clinton]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:38:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump-crooked-hillary-snapchat-filter.jpg
Snapchat claims it reaches 41 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 years old on any given day.Donald Trump's presidential campaign is trying to win that group over with a new Snapchat filter debuted...

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<![CDATA[Twice-Postponed Trump Fundraiser Set for Wednesday: Report]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:55:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16268837219115-Trump-shrugs.jpg
Donald Trump’s twice-postponed fundraiser at the Bolingbrook Golf Club is now set for Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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<![CDATA[Giordano's Introduces ‘Presidential Candidate Pizzas’]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:19:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump+clinton+pizza.jpg
Chicago-based Giordano’s Pizzeria is introducing limited edition “Presidential Candidate Pizzas” featuring stencil images of either Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican presidential...

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<![CDATA[Memorable Moments From Presidential Debates Past]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:56:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nixon-debate-P1.jpg
You can argue whether presidential debates have the power to swing an election, but they are a dependable source of images and sound bites that help color voters' perception of the candidates - for good and for...

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<![CDATA[Debate Details Revealed: Clinton Gets 1st Question]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-texas-encuestas.jpg
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, NBC News reported.Clinton will receive the first question from NBC...

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<![CDATA['I Hope' My Foundation Hasn't Broken the Law: Trump]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16268837219115-Trump-shrugs.jpg
When asked in an interview Sunday whether he was confident he’d followed the law with regards to his personal charitable foundation, Donald Trump said that he “hoped so.”Media reports have found that Trump has...

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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for President]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-profile.jpg
The New York Times editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Saturday, writing the endorsement is "rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over...

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<![CDATA[How Should Trump Debate Clinton? Advice From a Man Who Knows]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:53:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-split-upset.jpg
The man famous for getting in Hillary Clinton’s face during the campaign that launched her political career has some debate advice for Donald Trump.Stay at his lectern.Rick Lazio should know.

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<![CDATA[A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CONGRESS_GettyImages-2062515.jpg
Abortion rights advocates and opponents in Congress reached a rare bipartisan consensus at a Friday hearing: Both sides agreed on the effectiveness of a ban on federal abortion funding.

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls For End to Violence ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:31:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/US-PA-Trump-3-CR-147464484892100001.jpg
Delivering his law-and-order message at a rally in Chester Township, Pennsylvania, saying that "The main victims of these violent demonstrations are law abiding African-Americans who live in these communities...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Volunteer Quits After Racially Charged Speech]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:50:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16262084465196_opt.jpg
A Trump campaign chair in Ohio resigned Thursday after she made several racially insensitive comments in an on-camera interview, including a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement as “a stupid waste...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump to Attend Two Illinois Fundraisers Next Week]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:35:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ivanka+trump+aretes.jpg
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, will headline a pair of Illinois fundraisers to benefit her father's campaign next Wednesday in Peoria and Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Backs Up on Stop-and-Frisk, Says He Meant in Chicago]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump44.jpg
After calling for the use of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police practice to combat crime on Wednesday, Donald Trump clarified his comments to say he really only meant in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Rep. Luis Gutierrez Lampoons Donald Trump Jr. With Skittles]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/luis+gutierrez+GettyImages-580956024.jpg
During a congressional committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez mocked Donald Trump Jr.'s recent tweet that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles candies.

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Ahead of First Debate]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:12:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-split-serious.jpg
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 6 points among likely voters heading into the first presidential debate on Monday, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Donald Trump, Mike Pence Campaign in Ohio]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:16:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump44.jpg
Donald Trump and Mike Pence hold a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Clinton Campaigns in Florida]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:48:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16262057948804-Clinton-at-CBC.jpg
Hillary Clinton is holding a campaign event at the Frontline Outreach Youth and Family Center in Orlando, Florida.

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<![CDATA[7 in 10 Have Concerns About Trump's Comments: Poll]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:49:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16262084465196_opt.jpg
In a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 69 percent of registered voters said they are concerned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments and language in regard to women...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Afghanistan Safer Than Some US Inner Cities]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:19:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump44.jpg
Donald Trump promised to "rebuild our inner cities" at a rally on Tuesday, telling a North Carolina crowd that “places like Afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities.”Violent crime in American cities...

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<![CDATA[Deadlock: FEC Commissioners Say They’re Failing to Investigate Campaign Violations]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:20:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Federal+Election+Commission.jpg
If a campaign cheats during this election season, chances are high it’ll never be investigated. That’s according to some of the very Federal Election Commissioners tasked with enforcing the law, who call...

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<![CDATA[Clinton, Trump Report Largest Fundraising Month Yet]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-trump-clinton-split-.jpg
August was a good month for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both of whom reported their best fundraising yet, NBC News reported.Clinton brought in $59.5 million and TruaAugust was a good month for Hillary...

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<![CDATA[Ricketts Family Now Backing Trump's Candidacy]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:37:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16262084465196_opt.jpg
Chicago Cubs owners Joseph and Marlene Ricketts are now backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and plan to put money into his campaign, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Trump Hits Back at Clinton's Islamic State Claim]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:12:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump17AP_16261672280352.jpg
Donald Trump is again pushing back on rival Hillary Clinton's assertion that his rhetoric serves as a recruiting tool for Islamic State militants. Trump told a rally crowd Tuesday: "I'm being tough.

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<![CDATA[Trump Used His Foundation for Legal Settlements: Report]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:34:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_573206681703.jpg
The Washington Post says Donald Trump used $258,000 from his charitable foundation for legal settlements involving his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida and a New York golf course.

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<![CDATA[Gary Johnson Makes Another Blunder on Live TV]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16148621475077.jpg
Gary Johnson, the presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, is facing backlash again, after saying "nobody got hurt" in recent attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota, according to NBC News.When...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Surrogates Spin ‘Birther’ Narrative]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:44:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16262084465196_opt.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie falsely claimed that Donald Trump did not question President Barack Obama’s birthplace “on a regular basis” after the president produced his long-form birth certificate in...

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