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33 arrested, no one hurt in Boston protest that draws crowd of 40,000 - Sun, 20 Aug 2017
BOSTON, Massachusetts– Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston is response to a planned “free speech” rally. Despite fears of a repeat of Charlottesville, the 40,000 demonstrators marching through the streets of Boston were well-behaved. So well-behaved, that they caught the eye of President Trump, who applauded them for speaking out against “bigotry and hate.” I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together […]

Iowa State Fair-goers voice support for President Trump amidst White House shake-up - Sat, 19 Aug 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa– President Donald Trump may be facing one of his most difficult weeks as Commander-in-Chief, following both domestic and foreign terror attacks and a White House shake-up. But here in Iowa, at the State Fair, you don’t have to go far to find some of the President’s most vocal supporters. A cardboard cutout offers photo opportunities with the president. And a banner reading “I Stand with Trump” is filled from end to end with signatures. The “Iowans for […]

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House - Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving.

Three organizations cancel fundraisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago - Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The American Cancer Society said holding their meeting there would be a "challenge" to its values.

White changes mind, will seek 6th term as secretary of state - Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday that he'll seek a sixth term, reversing earlier declarations that he would step down after two decades in an office that was tainted by corruption prior to his arrival.

Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump - Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The expanded educational benefits would be paid for by bringing living stipend payments under the GI Bill down to a similar level as that received by an active-duty member.

Campbell Soup CEO latest to quit Trump council - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The flurry of resignations began Monday after Merc CEO Kenneth Frazier abruptly quit the council.

Rauner blasts ‘special deals’ for Chicago - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Rauner spoke at a GOP breakfast Wednesday.

Iowa report: state will be 127,000 workers short by 2025 - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Iowa state senator Jim Lykam says the state needs to fund its universities better.

State Senator wants more funding for Iowa colleges - Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Iowa lawmakers have cut more than $30 million to the University of Iowa, Iowa State, and the University of Northern Iowa.

QC superintendent fed up with school funding being tied up by lawmakers - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
SILVIS, Illinois – There’s very little optimism in Silvis about what might happen hours from now in Springfield. Tomorrow the Illinois House will head back to Springfield to try and get an education bill passed. “I don`t think it will even be brought to the house to be voted on. If it does I will be one surprised superintendent,” said Andy Richmond, Superintendent for the Carbon Cliff-Barstow School District. The head of one of the poorest Quad City school districts […]

A major Illinois school funding vote scheduled for tomorrow may not actually happen - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – A spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan tells News 8 there may not be an actual up or down vote on the Governor’s veto when lawmakers meet Wednesday in Springfield. The State Senate was able to override the Governor’s veto on Sunday, but it’s not certain Democrats will get Republican help in the house to do the same thing tomorrow. Madigan’s press secretary Steve Brown says lawmakers could actually vote on an altered bill that includes some […]