<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.com en-usSun, 18 Nov 2018 11:29:41 -0600Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:29:41 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Says He Won't Sit for Interview in Mueller Probe]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:49:38 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump-stuff.jpg
During an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," President Donald Trump seemed to reject the idea of soon sitting with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview, among multiple other...

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<![CDATA[New Election Map: Ohio, Colorado No Longer Swing States]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:45:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/voting-midterms.jpg
The 2018 midterms remade Congress for the next two years, but they also hinted at a changing electoral map for the next presidential race. Broad gaps in exit poll numbers combined with the results for Nov.

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<![CDATA[The Final Countdown: Deadline Looms for Fla. Recount Results]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:59:14 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/110518+bill+nelson+rick+scott.jpg
The deadline is looming once again for county election officials to submit recount results to the state of Florida to determine the results of two races in Florida.The deadline for all 67 counties to...

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<![CDATA[Andrew Gillum Concedes in Florida Gov. Race to Ron DeSantis]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:21:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gillumdesantisAP_18305722953873.jpg
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Saturday conceded in the Florida gubernatorial election to Ron DeSantis.Gillum, the Democratic candidate, made the statement in a post on Twitter that comes two days...

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<![CDATA[Over 2,000 Votes Misplaced in Fla., Says Broward County Elections Official]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:21:38 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1059925988.jpg
Amid the ongoing hand recount for Florida's U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture contests, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said her office has misplaced more than 2,000...

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<![CDATA[House Panel Sanctions Lawmakers Over Harassment Allegations]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:44:08 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sexharassmentlawmakersDiptych.jpg
Reps. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have been formally sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee over sexual harassment allegations, the panel announced Friday in reports released to the...

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<![CDATA[Alleged Russian Operative Negotiating With Prosecutors]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:33 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maria-butina-sketch.jpg
Attorneys for Maria Butina, the alleged Russian operative facing charges for conspiring to push Moscow's agenda in the U.S., have entered into negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to a document filed...

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<![CDATA[Papadopoulos Asks Court to Delay Prison]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:44:23 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18298498566984.jpg
Chicagoan George Papadopoulos is asking a federal judge in Washington to delay his prison term, until a DC appeals court renders an opinion on the status of special counsel Robert Mueller.

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<![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates Can Begin Filing Petitions Monday]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:09:23 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/petitions+pic.png
Monday morning will be the first time those running for Chicago mayor can hand in their petitions to get on the city ballot, but the process is complicated.]]>
<![CDATA[Ousted Madigan Chief of Staff Finds New Job in Springfield]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:55:22 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4P+SOT+MADIGAN+TIM+MAPES+-+00002229_32382605.png
Tim Mapes, who was ousted as Speaker Mike Madigan’s Chief of Staff earlier this year, has landed a new job in the state capital.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says He Has Yet to Submit Answers to Mueller]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:02:54 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump_Says_He_Has_Yet_to_Submit_Answers_to_Mueller-154239465921900002.jpg
President Donald Trump said on Friday he has answered written questions on Robert Mueller's probe into Russian influence on the presidential election - but they have yet to be submitted.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Grassley Opts to Cede Judiciary Committee Chairmanship]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:38:50 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18271722684653.jpg
Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Friday that he plans to cede the gavel of the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, serving instead as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, NBC News reported. “Looking ahead,

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<![CDATA[Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:32:06 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_21_07.Still004.jpg
A judge ruled Friday that the White House must immediately restore, on a temporary basis, CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.]]>
<![CDATA['Creep Shot': Firestorm Over Twitter Photo of Ocasio-Cortez]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:27:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18316750545937.jpg
A Washington Examiner reporter who posted a photo of newly elected Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that he claimed was proof she was not "struggling" for money deleted the post after backlash from...

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<![CDATA[Unusual Security Arrangement for Betsy DeVos Costs Millions]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:34:47 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/devosAP_18071811337403.jpg
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began receiving around-the-clock security from the U.S. Marshals Service days after being confirmed, an armed detail provided to no other cabinet member that could cost U.S.

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<![CDATA[GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith Calls Voter Suppression 'Great Idea']]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:46:13 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/HydeSmithVoterSuppression.jpg
A video surfaced Thursday of Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi saying it might be a "great idea" to make it harder for some people to vote, and her campaign quickly responded that she was...

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<![CDATA[Local Reps Discuss Pelosi's Fight to Become Speaker]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:24:03 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-1058490062.jpg
17 Democrats have signed a letter saying they will not support Nancy Pelosi, but how do Illinois Democrats feel? NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has a round-up of opinions on who should be the next Speaker of the...

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<![CDATA[Here's What Congress' Criminal Justice Reform Bill Would Do]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:49:36 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/TrumpCriminalJusticeReform.jpg
President Donald Trump’s support has put Congress within reach of passing the most sweeping set of changes to the federal criminal justice system since the 1990s, when fear of crime drove the enactment...

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<![CDATA[WH Weighs Extraditing Erdogan Foe to Appease Turkey: Sources]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:18:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17316428097732.jpg
The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two senior U.S. officials and two

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<![CDATA[Text Messages Show Roger Stone, Friend Discussing WikiLeaks' Plans]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:11:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17269628729551-Roger-STone.jpg
Trump confidante Roger Stone was told that Hillary Clinton's "campaign will die this week" six days before WikiLeaks began releasing her campaign chairman's emails, according to copies of text messages...

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