<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 15 Dec 2017 12:31:31 -0600Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:31:31 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Blasts FBI an Hour Before Graduation Speech]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:38:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump_FBI_Split.jpg
President Donald Trump sent conflicting messages on the FBI Friday morning, ripping the agency outside the White House just an hour before he praised the 2018 graduating class in Quantico, Virginia. ]]>
<![CDATA['We'll See': Trump Doesn't Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17349543819533.jpg
President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported."I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn

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<![CDATA[Trump Doesn't Rule Out Pardon for Michael Flynn]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:36:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump+speaks.jpg
When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, "We'll see what happens."]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Plan Investigation Into Veterans Home Deaths]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:47:51 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/illinois+veterans+home.png
On Wednesday, the controversy over the deaths of 13 veterans at a facility in downstate Illinois roiled the gubernatorial race. On Thursday, the attorney general’s race was also affected by the issue.

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<![CDATA[Questions to Quinn About Vets Home Promised, Not Completed]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:12:03 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479371997.jpg
On Wednesday, the controversy over the deaths of 13 veterans at a facility in downstate Illinois roiled the gubernatorial race. On Thursday, the attorney general’s race was also affected by the issue.

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<![CDATA[8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting']]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:12:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/121417+kid+poet+dc.jpg
An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: "Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America." Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem about President Donald Trump...

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<![CDATA[Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:39:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Omarosa-file.jpg
Before her departure this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, stood as the only black voices among more than 30 Cabinet secretaries and senior...

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<![CDATA[Madigan Appealing Net Neutrality Rollback]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:59:27 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Madigan+9-14.png
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining a group of law enforcement officials opposing the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules.

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<![CDATA[Rahm Emanuel Playfully Dismisses Presidential Run]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:32:03 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000027135501_1200x675_1116560451677.jpg
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel playfully dismissed questions about whether he would consider a run for president during a news conference. ]]>
<![CDATA[Suit: Assessor Unfairly Burdened Minority Property Owners]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:18 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5P+PKG+BERRIOS+PROPERTY+TAX+-+00003318_28094127.png
Two community organizations have filed a lawsuit against the Cook County Assessor’s Office after they alleged that the office “systematically” shifted the burden of residential property taxes onto minority...]]>
<![CDATA[Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:15:14 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/taxplan.jpg
The Senate and House have an agreement upon new tax legislation. AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at some of the key takeaways.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Black Women Voters Stepped Up for Doug Jones]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:14:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/voter-doug-jonnes.jpg
#BlackWomen trended on Twitter as many hailed African American women for playing a major role in driving Democrat Doug Jones' projected victory against Roy Moore in deep-red Alabama.

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<![CDATA[Attorney General Ballot Set for Illinois Primary]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:48:39 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kwame+Raoul+9-20_28974385.jpg
The Illinois State Board of Elections held its lottery to determine the order in which candidates will appear on the March primary ballot.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Under Fire for Deaths at Quincy Veteran's Home]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:43:12 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Legionnaires+Disease+12-13.png
Governor Bruce Rauner is under fire Wednesday as a new report reveals the details of the deaths of 13 people at a veteran’s home in downstate Quincy.]]>
<![CDATA[Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge; Enrollment Likely Down Next Year]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:51:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Healthcare.gov-website.jpg
Over 1 million people chose insurance through the federal health care exchange last week as open enrollment approaches its Dec. 15 deadline. But the total number is likely to fall short of last year, which...

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<![CDATA[Primary Ballot Set for Illinois Governor's Race]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:44:17 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JB+pritzker+NC+-+00033503_30057019.jpg
The Illinois State Board of Elections held its lottery Wednesday to determine the order in which candidates will appear on the March primary ballot.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumers Eligible for Payments in TV Set Lawsuit]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:39:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-84013150.jpg
Illinois residents who purchased a certain type of television set could be eligible for payments after a class-action lawsuit was settled by the Attorney General’s office.

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<![CDATA[Trump Pitches Tax Bill for Families, Businesses]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:04:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump_Pitch_Tax_Cut_Bill_For_Families_Corporations-151319062153300002.jpg
President Donald Trump pitched a tax cut bill drafted by GOP lawmakers, claiming it will bring money back from offshore accounts while giving families a modest tax cut of $2,000. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile,]]>
<![CDATA[Dem. Candidates for Illinois' 6th District Speak at Forum]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:37:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ahern+Democratic+6Th+District+Debate+-+00222814_30053030.png
Both taxes and health care were two of the main topics at the first forum of all seven candidates running for the Democratic nomination to unseat Rep. Peter Roskam.]]>
<![CDATA[Anderson Cooper: Trump Taunt on Twitter Wasn't From Me]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:59:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anderson-cooper-trump.jpg
CNN's Anderson Cooper said Wednesday that someone had "gained access" to his Twitter account and sent out a tweet calling President Donald Trump a "pathetic loser."The taunt from Cooper's verified account came...

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<![CDATA[Reported Schumer Sex Suit Is 'Completely False': Ex-Staffer]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:19:32 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17318739073690.jpg
A former staffer for Sen. Chuck Schumer said a draft of a sexual harassment lawsuit naming the Senate minority leader and purporting that she was the accuser is "completely false." Schumer also described...

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<![CDATA[Black Voter Turnout, Allegations Doomed Moore: Exit Poll]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:29:08 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/election-line.jpg
The allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore and a Democratic surge boosted by high African-Americans turnout led Doug Jones to his projected election upset win in Alabama, NBC News' exit polls...

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<![CDATA[In Stunning Upset, Jones Is Apparent Winner of Ala. Senate Race]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:28:51 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_09_12.Still001.jpg
Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner of the Alabama Senate race. Jones’ win is an upset in a deep red state that has not had a Democrat in the Senate in 25 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Senators React to Jones' Victory in Alabama Senate Race]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:03:02 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-890909758.jpg
Senators took to social media after Doug Jones was the apparent winner to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with many Democrats calling it a political setback for President Donald Trump."Congratulations to my friend...

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<![CDATA[FBI Agent Removed from Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot']]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:33:02 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17342690192155.jpg
Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of...

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<![CDATA[US Open to NKorea Talks 'Without Precondition': Tillerson]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:08:51 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/876790472-Rex-Tillerson-White-House.jpg
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States is open to talks with North Korea without preconditions, saying it is unrealistic for the country to give up its nuclear weapons program...

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