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  • Approaching debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders showing differences

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach thei ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Leaders who follow: What presidential candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Te ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Benghazi committee exploiting Americans' deaths

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling i ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Ted Cruz says allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. is 'crazy'

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says the Obama administration's plan to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees is "nothing ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Hillary Clinton pushing new gun controls after Oregon shooting

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening back ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Mos ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    WASHINGTON – Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down fo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • McHenry County reps react to House Speaker John Boehner resignation

    Illinois’ representatives in Congress were just as surprised and stunned as their national counterparts by House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement t ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Ben Carson: A Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn’t believe a Muslim should be el ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • McHenry County farmers, advocates watching proposed GMO labeling law

    Local farmers are split over a proposed federal law that would pre-empt states from passing their own more stringent food labeling laws for geneticall ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • After spill, work suspended at 10 mine sites

    BILLINGS, Mont. – Site investigations and some cleanup work at 10 polluted mining complexes in four states were suspended because of conditions simila ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obam ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:31 pm
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