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  • How Trump's immigration order could hurt the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries could slow the U.S. economy by hampe ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • President Trump urges Senate to use 'nuclear option' and push through court pick

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP suspends Senate rule, rams Trump cabinet picks through panel

    WASHINGTON – In the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, Republicans rammed President Donald Trump's picks to be Treasury and health secret ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:16 am
  • Senate GOP united, Democrats skeptical of Trump court pick

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans are standing united behind President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and bracing ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Obama fights back: Former president's orbit resists Trump

    WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the Trump administration's first days, former President Barack Obama's loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are spe ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Betsy DeVos may have used official's remarks without attribution

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos appears to have used quotes from an Obama administration official without attribution in her resp ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • U.S. military botches online fight against Islamic State

    TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing ral ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • Former McHenry County prosecutor among lawyers at O'Hare helping immigrant travelers

    A former McHenry County prosecutor was among dozens of lawyers who flocked to O’Hare International Airport over the weekend to assist travelers who we ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • AP fact check: President Trump's claims on travel ban are misleading, wrong

    WASHINGTON – In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump has staunchly defended his order temporarily banning refugees and nearly all ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • President Trump denies immigration restriction caused airport chaos

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday denied his immigration order was to blame for the chaos at nation airports over the weekend, instead poi ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 8:09 am
  • Trump, Putin discuss 'mutually beneficial' trade, security

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump had an hourlong discussion Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first since Trump assumed office l ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Donald Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration o ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Lawmakers differ on lawsuit to stop Illinois state workers' pay without budget

    Several of McHenry County’s lawmakers have differing opinions on Thursday’s move by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to suspend all state employees’ payc ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
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