Politics

J.B. Pritzker (WBBM Newsradio); Donald Trump (USA Today Sports)
August 08, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Forget the butter cow. Reporters showing up for the first day of the Illinois State Fair wanted to know what Gov. J.B. Pritkzer thought about the possibility of one of his predecessors being released early from prison with a commutation from President Trump.
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August 06, 2019 - 1:29 pm
( AP ) — The FBI is opening a domestic terrorism investigation into the shooting that killed three people, including two children, at a popular California food festival, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Nineteen-year-old gunman Santino William Legan fatally shot three people with a Romanian...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 06, 2019 - 5:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally America against the spasm...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a public employees union candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 05, 2019 - 9:09 pm
After two mass shootings that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he'd push for a federal buyback program to encourage Americans to give up their military-style weapons and ammunition. The former vice president said in an interview with...
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WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore
Craig Dellimore
August 05, 2019 - 3:22 pm
“What he’s been doing is blowing every racist, xenophobic dog whistle,” the Chicago mayor said Monday, after two mass shootings across the U.S. “When you do that, when you blow that kind of dog whistle, animals come out.”
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August 05, 2019 - 3:31 am
( KNX ) - President Donald Trump is ordering flags at half-staff in remembrance of the victims of two mass shootings in less than a day that killed at least 29 people and injured dozens more. A proclamation released by the White House on Sunday says the nation shares "in the pain and suffering of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a public employees union candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 04, 2019 - 4:50 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying his language against minorities promotes racial division and violence. At public events and on television, several candidates...
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