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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 03:18 AM CDT

Democrats' Not-So-Secret Plan to Fight Midterm Malaise

Democrats' Not-So-Secret Plan to Fight Midterm Malaise

They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying on groups like the NAACP,...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 01:33 AM CDT

Trump's Saudi Bet Has Become Much Riskier: Analysis

Trump's Saudi Bet Has Become Much Riskier: Analysis

President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier. From the early days of his presidency, Trump and his foreign policy team embraced...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:51 AM CDT

O'Rourke Lays Into Cruz as Polls Widen in Texas Senate Race

O'Rourke Lays Into Cruz as Polls Widen in Texas Senate Race

Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 08:25 PM CDT

Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:23 PM CDT

Dems Hold Massive Fundraising Edge in Race for the House

Dems Hold Massive Fundraising Edge in Race for the House

More than 90 percent of House Democratic candidates in top races outraised their Republican rivals over the past three months as Democrats continue to hold a substantial fundraising edge with less than a...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 01:07 PM CDT

See Which Candidates Chicago-Area Newspapers Have Endorsed

See Which Candidates Chicago-Area Newspapers Have Endorsed

As political campaigns in Illinois continue to heat up ahead of Election Day, newspapers across the state have offered their endorsements.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 01:03 PM CDT

Trump's Already Raised Over $100 Million for His Re-Election

Trump's Already Raised Over $100 Million for His Re-Election

More than two years before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump has already raised over $100 million for his re-election bid, with almost $47 million still in the bank, NBC News reported. The Federal...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 02:57 PM CDT

Heitkamp Apologizes for Ad Misidentifying Victims of Abuse

Heitkamp Apologizes for Ad Misidentifying Victims of Abuse

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:37 PM CDT

Rauners, Pritzkers Made $54 Million in 2017, Per Tax Returns

Rauners, Pritzkers Made $54 Million in 2017, Per Tax Returns

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker each made more than $54 million in state taxable income in 2017, according to tax returns released Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:52 AM CDT

'Create the Chicago That We All Deserve': Amara Enyia Endorsed By Chance the Rapper

'Create the Chicago That We All Deserve': Amara Enyia Endorsed By Chance the Rapper

Amara Enyia publicly announced Tuesday she was being endorsed by Chance the Rapper, saying "today is the beginning of Chicago's next level."

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