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  • Despair, confusion reign as Trump's travel ban hits

    An Iraqi pleaded for his life to President Donald Trump. A longtime New Yorker, born in Syria, wondered how he would get home from a trip abroad. Chur ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 8:09 pm
  • Anger erupts over Trump's order banning refugees from U.S.

    LONDON – Anger erupted on Saturday — along with some praise from the far-right — about U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on refugees entering the Unit ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 2:21 pm
  • Growing fallout from President Trump's new immigration crackdown

    WASHINGTON – The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from sev ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 2:19 pm
  • GOP warns President Trump about lifting sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – A day ahead of President Donald Trump's weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over th ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 3:46 pm
  • AP Fact Check: New Trump salvo on voter fraud lacks evidence

    AUSTIN, Texas – President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man who ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • Lisa Madigan files to stop state workers' pay until budget passed

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a motion to stop the payment of state workers' salaries until legislators and Gov. Bruc ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

    PHILADELPHIA – Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of severa ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 8:11 am
  • To pay for a proposed border wall, Donald Trump wants a 20 percent tax on imports

    PHILADELPHIA – President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans to help him enact "great and lasting change" during a party retreat Thursday but of ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 3:38 pm
  • With eye on 2018, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says 'Don't blame me'

    SPRINGFIELD – With crises mounting around him, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's strategy for fending off potential Democratic challengers and keeping his ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

    WASHINGTON – The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new admin ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • GOP leaders: Bill to build wall along Mexico's border will cost up to $15 billion

    PHILADELPHIA – Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders sai ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Rauner praises ongoing budget work, accomplishments in annual speech

    Gov. Bruce Rauner took a more optimistic tone in this year’s State of the State address, but said lawmakers need to work with him to resolve a budget ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • President Trump says torture works as his government readies a review

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conduc ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 2:50 pm
  • President Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will use his executive authority Wednesday to jumpstart construction of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, one ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation, despite his own lawyers dismissing claims

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated c ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:31 am
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