Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters before he and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., try to bring up the legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that President Donald Trump has pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware went to the Senate floor...
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Randy Duncan of Carlinville, as Abraham Lincoln, makes a plea to Illinois lawmakers. (Dave Dahl)
November 13, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation are seeking state tourism money to pay off a $9 million debt on a 1,400-piece collection of Lincoln artifacts purchased in 2007.
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November 13, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned. The administration revoked them last week following President Trump's contentious news conference, where Acosta refused to give up a microphone...
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David Harris, former adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, talks about his role on a veterans panel for Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, left. (WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore)
Craig Dellimore
November 12, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Republican State Rep. David Harris, former adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, is one of the co-chairs of the “Serving Illinois Heroes Committee,” as it’s called. He said helping veterans across the state is not a partisan issue, and the members are eager to get to work.
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Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as he faces criticism over his choice for acting attorney general. Trump told reporters Friday "I don't know Matt Whitaker" and said he didn't speak with Whitaker about special counsel Robert Mueller's...
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