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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York; White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; White House adviser Peter Navarro. ___ CBS'...

Senators seek EPA help to fix Metro East public health issue

Jul. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in Illinois’ Metro East region are facing a major public health crisis because of persistent flooding and sewage problems, the state’s two U.S. senators said in a letter sent Wednesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats Tammy Duckworth...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 21, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

July 19, 2020 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Virus numbers tell a grim story Continuing his battle to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week announced a more targeted geographic approach to the problem. In doing so, Pritzker repealed his earlier decision to set up rules applying to four...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. President Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress.
More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would never dare.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

It's not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress

Jul. 11, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. President Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress.
More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would never dare.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

It's not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress

Jul. 10, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in...

Illinois Editorial Roundup

Jul. 8, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

Here are excerpts of editorial opinions from newspapers throughout Illinois. July 7, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times Trump runs foreign students out of the country in a desperate move to return to ‘normal’ We have one question about a Trump administration plan to force thousands of foreign college students...

The Voice of America building, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump allies take aim at his global media chief for firings

Jul. 1, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven U.S. senators, including two strong allies of President Donald Trump, harshly criticized Trump's new chief of U.S.-funded global media on Wednesday for firing the heads of several international broadcasters without consulting Congress. They expressed concern that the independent...

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Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

Jun. 19, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children. Trump denounced a Supreme Court ruling that the administration improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

In this May 6, 2020 photo, Justin Walker testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Senate confirms McConnell ally to top federal appeals court

Jun. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate approved the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a top federal appeals court on Thursday, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased against the Obama-era health care law. The...

Army Reserve commander suspended amid investigation

Jun. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Army Reserve suspended the commander of an Illinois-based unit Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that unit officers mishandled sexual misconduct complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower. Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, commanding general of the...