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Rodney Davis at a table
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said it’s a good thing that House impeachment investigators have begun releasing transcripts of closed-door testimony.

But Davis said the testimony doesn't give a full picture, since testimony from other witnesses remains secret.

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An Illinois free speech advocate spoke in Normal on Wednesday and compared President Donald Trump's characterization of journalists as "scum" and "dirt" to tactics used by tyrannical dictators of the past. 

Wes Kingdon poses
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This is the first in a four-part series about how the USDA’s trade relief payments are playing out in Central Illinois. It was produced by WGLT and WCBU.

Davis and LaHood with awards
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Bloomington-Normal’s two congressmen stopped short of a full rebuke of President Donald Trump’s racist tweets about four members of Congress, criticizing the language he used but also suggesting both sides were to blame for the nasty rhetoric.

Trump, Pence, and Pelosi
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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind."

West view of the U.S. Capitol
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With paychecks for federal workers in Bloomington-Normal still lagging, the Central Illinois Regional Airport has opened a food pantry and support center.

"How To Get Rid of a President"
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A Normal native who worked in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations says while there have been many attempts to remove presidents from office, few have succeeded.

Theresa Payton sits in a chair
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Calling the 2016 election a “wake-up call,” a national leader in cybersecurity says that the federal government is working closely with states like Illinois to protect voting systems from digital interference.

Thousands of residents traveled from across the heartland to southern Illinois Saturday to hear and see President Donald Trump.

Trump rallied for incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Bost. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) also spoke at the rally, endorsing the Republican Party for the midterm elections before Trump arrived.

Trump began his speech by addressing the shooting in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania in a synagogue that left 11 people dead.

Trump speaks into mic
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President Donald Trump is stopping in southern Illinois to support Republican Rep. Mike Bost's re-election bid.

Rodney Davis speaks to reporters
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian election interference has led to five convictions coming out of President Donald Trump's inner circle.

John Milhiser
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Nearly 19 months after taking office, President Donald Trump announced Thursday his nominee to become the top federal prosecutor for the Central District of Illinois.

Mark Pickering
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The Pantagraph is one of more than 300 newspapers across the United States taking part in a coordinated response to President Donald Trump's repeated attacks against the media.

Panelists speak at GLT event
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President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are having a “major effect” on how the public perceives journalism and journalists, even at the local level, a panel of experts said Wednesday night.

Pile of soybeans at an elevator
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Agricultural economist Todd Hubbs had just finished telling a room full of farmers about how all the uncertainty surrounding global trade is affecting U.S. corn growers.

President Donald Trump speaks
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The trade partnership struck between the Trump administration and the EU this week is a “big deal” for Illinois farmers, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Thursday during a visit with the president near St. Louis.

Jeff Roberson / AP

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will join Donald Trump on Thursday in southern Illinois as the president visits a steel mill to tout his trade agenda.

Helsinki Summit
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

President Donald Trump has been taking heat from both sides of the aisle following his news conference in Helsinki on Monday in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Wednesday that President Trump’s new executive order to address his controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy may complicate things on Capitol Hill.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said President Donald Trump's administration should stop separating children from parents who cross into the U.S. illegally.

Yong Teck Lim / AP

It will take years before we can judge the success—or failure—of Tuesday's historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, according to an expert at Illinois State University.

Rod Blagojevich
M. Spencer Green / AP

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering commuting the sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has decided to exit a 2015 multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material.

Brynn Anderson / AP

Illinois education officials are weighing in on President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers as a school safety precaution.

Is American Democracy Dying?

Feb 19, 2018
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Illinois State University politics and government professor Lane Crothers has long been an observer of the American democratic system. Political events of the past year, he said, have caused him to question whether the country is experiencing the beginning of the end of democracy.

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Illinois Democrats and Republicans sat in the same chamber listening to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday night, but they came away hearing different messages. 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party.

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University of Chicago faculty and students are protesting an invitation to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to participate in a debate on immigration and globalization.

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New York Times political correspondent and Illinois State University alum Carl Hulse says the Trump administration has put journalism and media in unfamiliar territory.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / The Associated Press

It’s been a tough week for President Donald Trump. But if you’re wondering if this is finally enough for his strongest allies in McLean County to abandon ship, it’s not.

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