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President Donald Trump could begin his second year in office with a government shutdown. An assessment of his first year, and a look ahead.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday she “did not remember” the specific vulgarities used by President Donald Trump in a meeting last week, saying profanity was used by almost everyone in the room. 

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“I stick with my original interpretation,” Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday. “I am stunned that this is their defense.”

Two GOP senators say it didn't happen, Sen. Dick Durbin says it did. More on the fallout from the president’s reported comments about Haitian and African immigrants.

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An explosive new book pits President Donald Trump against former adviser Steve Bannon. Local Republicans assess the turmoil in Washington.

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From national issues down to neighborhood ones, 2017’s political landscape was shaped by the effect of President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

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President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that the U.S. is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital rocked the Middle East. We discuss the future of Jerusalem and the peace process.

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Illinois U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Wednesday was one of six House Democrats who formally moved to impeach President Donald Trump by filing articles of impeachment.

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President Donald Trump this week again claimed—erroneously—that Chicago has the “strongest gun laws in our nation,” pushing back against the idea the tough legislation will reduce gun violence.

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Blistering attacks against President Donald Trump coming from members of his own party. Local Republicans give us their take on the turmoil dividing Washington.

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Cryptic comments, contradictory statements and tweets: President Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach has some members of his own party on edge.

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Questions over President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity have caused anxiety on both sides of the aisle. But Illinois’ voter data will not be turned over, at least for now.

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President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the media: Where did it all go wrong? Dan Miller and Rex Huppke join us in discussion.

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Harsh local reaction Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s comments that “both sides” are to blame for the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Will President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers fare better on tax reform than health care?

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Despite increasing international condemnation, North Korea has ramped up its nuclear capabilities to a potentially dangerous level. 

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Vladimir Putin orders hundreds of U.S. diplomats out of the country as tensions escalate with Russia.

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