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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 21, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Give kayakers and canoeists the right to paddle on small Illinois waterways An Illinois Supreme Court ruling leaves recreational paddlers and fishing enthusiasts up the creek. Last week, the Illinois Supreme...

Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

Jun. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For half a century, every major Washington scandal started with some form of this question: Is this another Watergate? Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If “gate” were appended to misdeeds it was controversy of first rank. Watergate...

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable'

Jun. 16, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets. But he stressed that a recession was “not...

Today in History: June 16, Trump launches campaign

Jun. 16, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 16, the 167th day of 2022. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said...

Prominent Democratic operative Joe Grandmaison dies at 79

Jun. 12, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — J. Joseph “Joe” Grandmaison, a larger-than-life Democratic operative who ran numerous campaigns and served as an appointee under three presidents, has died. He was 79. Grandmaison died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease Saturday at Wentworth...

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism in stance on autocrats

Jun. 11, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for president, Joe Biden was not shy about calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy in the idea that the world is in a battle between democracy and autocracy. But Biden's governing approach as president has...

Today in History: May 26, ABM treaty signed

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 26, the 146th day of 2022. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile...

Tribute for late VA chief Max Cleland, who lost limbs in war

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and three former presidents paid tribute Wednesday to late Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator Max Cleland, who lost limbs while serving in Vietnam. Biden called Cleland a hero who “exemplified the best of the American spirit.” ...

EXPLAINER: US keeps world guessing on Taiwan stance

May. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, President Joe Biden has stirred controversy with his comments about Taiwan. The latest example came during his visit to Japan, when a reporter asked if the United States would respond militarily if China invaded the island. ...