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McConnell to delay the vote on health care bill until after July 4 recess - Tue, 27 Jun 2017
"It continues to be a work in progress." Sen. Ted Cruz said, of the vote wrangling.

Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to go into effect - Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments in the case this fall.

Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit due to budget - Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.

Illinois lawmakers meeting again to try to reach budget deal - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The Illinois Legislature is holding another day of a special session with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders still at odds over an elusive budget deal.

Protester confronts U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley at airport - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Several lawmakers were confronted by protesters as they waited for flights home from the Reagan National Airport. 

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’ - Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers.

Estimate: Special session costs $48K for 1 day - Wed, 21 Jun 2017
If lawmakers don't reach an agreement by July 1, Illinois will enter a third consecutive year without a budget.

President Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally through the eyes of an 11-year-old - Thu, 22 Jun 2017
At eleven and a half, she calls herself a republican with big dreams, but she understands something people five times her age might not.

Watch: Donald Trump’s speech in Cedar Rapids - Wed, 21 Jun 2017
The President slammed Democrats for opposing his agenda, railed against the media's coverage of his presidency and hailed the work he has done to make good on his campaign promises in a stemwinder Wednesday night at an arena filled with thousands of his still-loyal supporters.

Full coverage of Trump’s visit to Cedar Rapids - Wed, 21 Jun 2017
The president is touring Kirkwood Community College prior to tonight's rally.

Trump in Cedar Rapids: What people are saying on the street - Wed, 21 Jun 2017
“I have no idea what he’s going to say, and that’s what I love about him.” (chanting) “My body my choice.” “I’m really excited to see Trump talk, this is actually my second time seeing him… I kind of hope he talks about North Korea… I’m up for anything.” (chanting) “I believe that we will win.”

Trump in Cedar Rapids: Behind-the-scenes media setup at U.S. Cellular Center - Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Elizabeth Wadas gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how the media sets up to cover events like this.  Hundreds of media outlets were expected, and as you can see, there’s not much space to go around!