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Normal Mayor Chris Koos is among more than 250 mayors who are standing up against the Trump administration’s plans to cut 3.1 million people from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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State Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington said the problem of violent rhetoric in American politics spans both parties.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Thursday he’s opposed to President Trump’s plan to impose new tariffs on Mexican goods as a way to reduce illegal immigration.

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A Bloomington-Normal small business owner claims the Trump administration isn’t telling the truth about tariffs.

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GOP Rep. Darin LaHood says President Trump's strategy of blocking his staff members from testifying before Congress will not work.

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UPDATED 4:35 p.m. | Sen. Dick Durbin says he wants to know if an Air National Guard firehouse project in Peoria is among those put at risk by the president’s push for a border wall.

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The congressional committee tasked with reaching a deal on border security met for the first time last week. They have 11 days before President Trump’s threat to shutdown the government is realized yet again.

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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.

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The leader of a Bloomington-Normal social justice coalition says more focus needs to be on children at crisis in the world rather than the Russia investigation.

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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.

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Farmers across the nation have expressed concern about economic hardship created by Trump tariffs and retaliation by other nations against U.S. agricultural products.

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State Sen. Jason Barickman said he thinks President Trump did not acknowledge what a ruthless dictator Vladimir Putin is and where Putin's self-interest lies.

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The Illinois Farm Bureau is calling for the Trump administration to go to the bargaining table with China over tariffs.

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J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Having grown up in Brussels, Belgium, American artist and illustrator Chas Fagan says he was keenly interested in U.S. history, particularly its presidents.

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Farm states are likely to be among those hit hardest by China’s proposed tariffs on American exports, including Illinois.

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Illinois farmers have cheered President Donald Trump for his moves on regulatory relief, the federal tax overhaul, and his appointment of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said he believes GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to have a vote soon on immigration will be easy to keep. That promise was part of the deal to end a brief government shutdown this week.

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Republicans and Democrats are each blaming the other party for the impasse that has caused government funding to expire and a partial government shutdown to loom on Monday.

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If President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that the way you communicate your political beliefs matters more than ever.

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President Donald Trump has turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn.

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Illinois is now in year four of fairly low farm income and no turnaround is in sight, according to Farm Bureau Chief Economist Mike Doherty.

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An Egyptian Muslim and former exchange student at Heartland Community College said he is disillusioned by mixed messages he's receiving from the United States.

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Based on accomplishments and temperament over the past 10 months, two faculty members from Illinois State University's Department of Politics and Government are giving President Trump a "D minus" and an "Incomplete."

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The Trump administration is not just changing the civil liberties landscape in well publicized ways such as the Muslim ban and efforts to deport so-called bad hombres.

How Would You Rate Trump As Government's CEO?

Oct 5, 2017
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Donald Trump ran for president touting his outsider status and record as the leader of a vast real estate empire. He promised to apply business expertise to government.

Pastors Debate What To Say About Trump From Pulpit

Oct 4, 2017
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A majority of evangelical Christians threw their support to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, as did a large number of conservative Catholics and mainline Protestants who agreed with candidate Trump's positions on abortion and the economy.

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At least two significant demonstrations were sparked Tuesday in Bloomington-Normal after President Donald Trump's decision to wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

In Search Of News That's True

Aug 4, 2017
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Should journalists report everything the president or other public officials say, even if it's rude, crude or proves to be untrue? 

Local Residents Weigh In On Comey Hearing

Jun 9, 2017
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Like Americans across the country, Twin Cities residents were glued to their televisions, radios, computers and smart phones watching the live broadcast of the historic Senate testimony of fired FBI director James Comey. 

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