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  • AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

    WASHINGTON – In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and ...
    July 29, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • U.S. GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

    WASHINGTON – Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger con ...
    July 29, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • President Obama evokes Ronald Reagan as Democrats woo GOP voters

    On one of the biggest nights of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama evoked the words of a Republican hero — former President Ro ...
    July 28, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped at Democratic National Convention

    WASHINGTON – It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet whil ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Bruce Rauner at Democrats' convention

    CHICAGO – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for gove ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Donald Trump says Russia should find Hillary Clinton's missing emails

    MIAMI – Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton's missing emails.The Republican ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • DNC emails: Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking

    PARIS – Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Moscow had a hand in the h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

    WASHINGTON – The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Shame! Debbie Wasserman Schultz booed during remarks on Day 1 of DNC

    PHILADELPHIA – Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to m ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'

    SPRINGFIELD – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."
    July 25, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • President Obama: Donald Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies ...
    July 24, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiter ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • President Obama rejects Donald Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illeg ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
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