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Obama Says Goodbye This Week, But His Message Hasn't Always Gotten Through

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00am

President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.

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'Killing Has To Stop' In Chicago, Says Senate Minority Whip

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:02pm

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin talks about Chicago after more than 700 homicides in 2016. He says there's not one solution, but the city does need federal funds to grow the police force.

Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:02pm

Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.

Ethics Office Warns Confirmations For Trump Nominees Are Moving Too Fast

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 12:51pm

The head of the Office of Government Ethics writes that several nominees have not completed the required ethics review process or submitted financial disclosures. Hearings begin next week.

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The View From Moscow On U.S. Hacking Accusations

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.

Lawmakers Prepare For Tough Confirmation Battle For Rex Tillerson

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.

Minnesota Republican Rep. Jason Lewis Talks About His First Week On The Job

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Jason Lewis was a conservative radio host in Minnesota and was recently elected to represent his state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about his legislative priorities.

Some Rockettes At Odds With Management Over Inauguration Performance

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

NASA Faces The Unknown In Preparing For Trump Administration

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.

Trump Could Make Good On Tariff Threats, Thanks To Existing Laws

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan: Obamacare 'Needs To Be Repealed'

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Intelligence Report Points Blame To Putin For Hacking

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.

With One Photo Op, Teen Revives Dabbing — Or Sounds Its Death Knell

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.

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Biden Chides Democrats During Formal Counting Of Electoral Votes

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

In a ceremony marking the end of the 2016 presidential election, some Democrats objected to the official Electoral College tally. But Vice President Joe Biden stopped them, saying, "It is over."

Richard Haass Sees A 'World In Disarray' As Trump Prepares To Take Office

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses his book, A World in Disarray, and what U.S. foreign policy could look like under Donald Trump.

What Kind Of Jobs President Has Obama Been — In 8 Charts

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:00am

President Obama inherited an economy that was cratering, the worst recession since the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely, things have turned around. The job market is strong, but quickly shifting.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Coming Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:00am

With a Republican in the White House, the GOP and anti-abortion-rights supporters hope to succeed in defunding Planned Parenthood. But there's sure to be a fight, and the road ahead will be bumpy.

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New Democratic Senate Leader Vows To Hold 'Donald Trump's Feet To The Fire'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:47pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says he's open to compromise, but wants to hold a hard line on protecting his party's priorities. And he's going to use the incoming president's words against him.

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Republicans Prepare Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Republicans are once again threatening to defund Planned Parenthood. They've tried and failed before, but they could have new momentum this time around with control of the House, Senate and the White House.

France's Marine Le Pen Contends Populism Is The Future

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

The French far right politician Marine Le Pen, who is running to be her country's president, says the wave of populism that brought Brexit to the United Kingdom and and Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is no passing phenomenon, but the world's new political future.

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