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Iran's Poking at West Heightens Risks of Military Missteps

Iran's Poking at West Heightens Risks of Military Missteps

Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 01:56 AM CDT

Campaigning From Behind: Lower-Tier 2020ers Seek Comeback

Campaigning From Behind: Lower-Tier 2020ers Seek Comeback

Plagued by anemic polling and underwhelming fundraising, some campaigns are falling into a spiral of perceived hurdles that are becoming increasingly self-fulfilling, making it hard to find money to build an...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:42 PM CDT

Besieged Puerto Rico Governor Goes Quiet Amid Protests

Besieged Puerto Rico Governor Goes Quiet Amid Protests

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 08:18 PM CDT

Take 5: The Week That Was in Chicago Politics

Take 5: The Week That Was in Chicago Politics

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 06:18 PM CDT

Trump Calls Those in Rally Crowd 'Incredible Patriots'

Trump Calls Those in Rally Crowd 'Incredible Patriots'

 President Donald Trump on Friday called his supporters "incredible patriots" and again criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 04:21 PM CDT

U.S. Spy Chief Creates a New Head of Election Security for Intelligence Agencies

U.S. Spy Chief Creates a New Head of Election Security for Intelligence Agencies

The nation's top spy has created a new job to coordinate the U.S. response to election security threats, NBC News reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced Friday he has established the...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 02:50 PM CDT

Protests Continue at Hawaii Telescope Site After 33 Arrested

Protests Continue at Hawaii Telescope Site After 33 Arrested

 The governor of Hawaii has issued an emergency proclamation that will allow state officials to remove protestors who oppose the telescope's construction on sacred Hawaiian grounds.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 02:15 PM CDT

A Timeline of US-Iran Relations

A Timeline of US-Iran Relations

 Trump almost completed an airstrike on Iran on Friday. Here are some of the events that lead up to this tense moment.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 02:12 PM CDT

2020 Dems Grapple With How to Pay for 'Medicare for All'

2020 Dems Grapple With How to Pay for 'Medicare for All'

Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for "Medicare for All" are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S....

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 01:08 PM CDT

Trump Officials Weigh Delay of Abortion Curbs, Sources Say

Trump Officials Weigh Delay of Abortion Curbs, Sources Say

The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. That comes after clinics...

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