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Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used 'hate-filled, vile and racist' language in immigration meeting

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Friday ripped President Donald Trump for using "hate-filled, vile and racist" language when talking about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, even as Trump took to Twitter to deny he made the comments.…

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Jan 15

In planned speech, Sen. Jeff Flake compares Trump's media attacks to comments by Stalin

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., plans to give a speech in the coming days that compares President Donald Trump's public criticism of the news media to similar comments once made by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. A spokesman said that Flake, who…

Jan 12

Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used 'hate-filled, vile and racist' language in immigration meeting

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Friday ripped President Donald Trump for using "hate-filled, vile and racist" language when talking about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, even as Trump took to Twitter to deny he made the comments.…

Dec 4

Durbin rallying support for Dream Act

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday said he is “hopeful but not confident” that Congress will pass the Dream Act and create a path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Durbin, the second-ranking…

Nov 30

Sen. Durbin ratchets up government shutdown fight over 'dreamers'

A top Senate Democrat said Wednesday that he will vote against any spending bill in the coming weeks if Congress has failed to address the fate of young immigrants - raising the stakes in a looming showdown with the White House and…

Sep 25

Bears issue statement on President Trump’s comments; Steelers remain in locker room during anthem

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The Bears and Steelers began their Week 3 game at Soldier Field after each team took a different stance during the national anthem. Bears players stood along their sideline, most of them with their arms interlocked in a show of unity. The…

Jul 17

Secret Service contradicts president's lawyer in wake of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians

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A senior member of President Donald Trump's personal legal team said Sunday that there was nothing improper in the meeting that Donald Trump Jr., the president's oldest son, took with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. "I…

Jul 16

Iran detains president's brother, sentences American for 'infiltrating' the country

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Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for ten years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani's brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday. News of the…

Jul 14

Analysis: Mr. President, by time your son walked into that meeting, damage was already done

In an off-and-then-on-the-record conversation with reporters on the flight to Paris on Wednesday, President Trump discussed the question of the week: His son Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer who Trump Jr. believed could…

Jul 12

As Russia scandal touches Donald Trump Jr., the president privately rages

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The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president…

Jun 29

Cubs visit President Donald Trump at White House: 'This is a great team'

Just more than five months after a robust East Room celebration with President Barack Obama, several Cubs players, coaches and executives had a more modest celebration Wednesday in the West Wing with President Donald Trump. "This is a…

Feb 21

Dexter Fowler doesn't back away from comments on Donald Trump's travel ban

If the detractors hoped to silence Dexter Fowler with their opposition to his remarks over the weekend, they were as misguided as their narrow-minded views. Fowler has been active on social media so long, he wasn't even surprised by some…

Feb 9

Emanuel: Not good for country if people don't take what a president says seriously

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said it's "not a good thing" for the country if people don't take seriously what a president says. The comment came as the mayor appeared on WGN-AM 720 and responded again to President Donald Trump repeatedly…

Dec 7

Corporate America unnerved by President-elect Donald Trump's unpredictable style

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Oct 9

Hillary Clinton camp portrays Donald Trump's lewd comments as pattern of behavior

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Sep 18

As Illinois' coal country teeters on brink, next president may tip balance

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Some 600 feet beneath the corn and soybean fields of southern Illinois, a passageway barely tall enough to walk through ends in a wall of gleaming black carbon, ready to be ground into chunks and transported to power plants half a world…

Aug 30

Donald Trump slams Colin Kaepernick: 'Maybe he should find a country that works better for him'

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Donald Trump sharply criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday for refusing to stand for the national anthem, telling a radio host it's a "terrible thing." "Maybe he should find a country that works better for…

Aug 29

Sen. Joni Ernst tries to rise with Donald Trump by her side

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After a week in which few Republicans rushed to his defense as Hillary Clinton painted him as a flat-out racist who does not represent the party's traditions, Donald Trump got a boost on Saturday from Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. The…

Feb 28

Former Mexican president calls Donald Trump racist, compares him to Hitler

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American…

Feb 27

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president in race laced with insults

Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests.

Sep 16

Durbin: U.S. should take 100,000 Syrian refugees

Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday that the U.S. should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees - a much larger number than the Obama administration's plan to take in at least 10,000 in the next year.