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Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 06:20 PM CST

Read JB Pritzker's Full Inauguration Speech

Read JB Pritzker's Full Inauguration Speech

Gov. J.B. Pritzker was officially inaugurated as Illinois' 43rd governor on Monday.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 01:34 PM CST

Trump Denies Ever Working for Russia, Blasts Investigators

Trump Denies Ever Working for Russia, Blasts Investigators

President Donald Trump on Monday denied he ever worked for Russia against U.S. interests, addressing an extraordinary question that has haunted his presidency and shows no sign of going away. Speaking from the...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 09:32 AM CST

Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Post

Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Post

President Donald Trump responded to accusations of Russian collusion in two separate bombshell reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump denied that he fired former FBI Director James Comey...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:35 PM CST

Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Should Be Allowed to Finish Work

Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Should Be Allowed to Finish Work

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, and said he believes...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:48 AM CST

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

A Trump administration rule that would allow more employers to opt out of covering birth control from women will not take effect on Jan. 14 as scheduled. The rules would let employers claim exemption for...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 05:53 AM CST

2020 Democratic Primary 'Really Starting to Heat Up'

2020 Democratic Primary 'Really Starting to Heat Up'

After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 05:42 AM CST

Fact Check: Trump Isn't Holed Up at White House Nonstop

Fact Check: Trump Isn't Holed Up at White House Nonstop

Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He's also rewriting...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:41 PM CST

Pritzker Sworn in as 43rd Governor of Illinois

Pritzker Sworn in as 43rd Governor of Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker was officially inaugurated as Illinois' 43rd governor on Monday, delivering an address that highlighted his campaign promises, subtly jabbed at his predecessor and painted a soaring picture of...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 06:44 PM CST

Trump Declares He'll 'Never Back Down' in Shutdown Fight

Trump Declares He'll 'Never Back Down' in Shutdown Fight

With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 01:06 AM CST

Developers, Not Farmers, Get Biggest Hit From Wetlands Rule

Developers, Not Farmers, Get Biggest Hit From Wetlands Rule

President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstand...

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