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Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from 2 political funds to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval for their criminal de [...] Read full article: Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash give...→

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from 2 political funds to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval for their criminal de [...] Read full article: Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash give...→

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do ...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

Liberal advocacy group MoveOn is considering withholding support for any candidate who raises cash from police officers, which could deny key resources to Demo [...] Read full article: MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who ...→

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

The former Colorado governor was once seen as a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination to face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, but recent hiccups have some in the party [...] Read full article: Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

A federal grand jury has charged a 28-year-old Illinois man with civil disorder, rioting, and arson in connection with the violent protests stemming from the d [...] Read full article: Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis rio...→

Georgia Democrats face off in Senate primary after delay | WTOP

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia in November face off in a primary election Tuesday after week [...] Read full article: Georgia Democrats face off in Senate pri...→

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

A day after a majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to disband the city’s police department, President Donald Trump is calling fo [...] Read full article: ‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!...→

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "The Story" Thursday that Democrats on the panel who have criticized his hearings on the Obama [...] Read full article: Graham slams Democrats who criticized Se...→

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former White House aide Brian Miller as the new special inspector general on coronavirus spending, despite strong Democrati [...] Read full article: Senate confirms inspector general for co...→

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

Reaction was fierce to the president using the term "thugs" and saying, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Read full article: 'Racist president': Democrats accuse Tru...→

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

An Illinois man was arrested after allegedly grabbing a TV reporter during a live broadcast and yelling “f–k her right in the p—y,” police said. WGN-TV reporte [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged for grabbing report...→

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped into Democrats Wednesday after the bill he authored on police reform failed in the Senate on a procedural vote, accusing Democra [...] Read full article: Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after...→

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Democrats say the plan doesn't go nearly far enough in tackling police misconduct. Republicans chastised them for refusing to even begin debate. Read full article: Senate Democrats poised to block Republi...→

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Sen. Mike Braun introduced a bill that he says will limit qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. Read full article: Senate Republican bucks party and presid...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday evening to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek's campaign. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nom...→

McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Going Nowhere' in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate."The [...] Read full article: McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Goi...→

Teacher beats West Virginia Senate president after protests | WTOP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers whose protests sparked a national wave of unrest took to chanting “Ditch Mitch” as they descended on the Capito [...] Read full article: Teacher beats West Virginia Senate presi...→

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

MIAMI (WSVN) - Gwen Margolis, Florida’s first female senate president, has died. She was 85. The state senate confirmed her death on Tuesday. The trailblazing. [...] Read full article: Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female...→

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

Winter may be coming for Mitch McConnell. No, he (probably) doesn’t have to worry about losing his reelection campaign in Kentucky, but his Senate majority is [...] Read full article: How the Democrats could easily seize the...→

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats gathered in Emancipation Hall in the capitol building for a moment of silence in memory of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonn [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats hold moment of silence ...→

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Federal prosecutors late Monday charged an Illinois man after he allegedly posted a video on social media of himself handing out explosive devices to rioters i [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Three moderate Democrats did want to "get on to" police reform, and sided with Republicans -- who voted uniformly in favor of the motion, except for McConnell, [...] Read full article: Who are the Democrats who voted to start...→

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

The Senate is bracing for a partisan showdown Wednesday on Republicans’ policing package, with Democrats threatening to kill the bill before it gets to a full [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s ...→

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the GOP reform bill "deeply, fundamentally and irrevocably flawed." Read full article: Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police ...→

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates call for funding to be diverted from charter schools, Nationals Alliance for Public Charter Schools president Nina R [...] Read full article: Democrats keeping charter schools down i...→

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats in Nebraska are fighting to get a US Senate nominee to drop out of the race — after he told a female staffer in a group chat that she needed to get “ [...] Read full article: Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop o...→

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Janicek didn’t deny that he made offensive comments, but he said he apologized for them and assumed the matter would be kept private. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate...→

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Numbers published by Open Secrets, which is run by the watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics, shows that among current members of the House of Represen [...] Read full article: Defund police? Democrats lead list of th...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

A man who brandished an assault rifle at a Black Lives Matter protest in Lubbock on Saturday was charged with making interstate threats. Read full article: 'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas ...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Police arrested 20-year-old Eric Farina after he grabbed a reporter and yelled an obscene suggestion during a live broadcast on Saturday. Read full article: Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Report...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Three moderate Democrats did want to "get on to" police reform, and sided with Republicans -- who voted uniformly in favor of the motion, except for McConnell, [...] Read full article: Who are the Democrats who voted to start...→

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Democrats say the plan doesn't go nearly far enough in tackling police misconduct. Republicans chastised them for refusing to even begin debate. Read full article: Senate Democrats poised to block Republi...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the GOP reform bill "deeply, fundamentally and irrevocably flawed." Read full article: Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police ...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

The former Colorado governor was once seen as a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination to face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, but recent hiccups have some in the party [...] Read full article: Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate...→

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates call for funding to be diverted from charter schools, Nationals Alliance for Public Charter Schools president Nina R [...] Read full article: Democrats keeping charter schools down i...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Janicek didn’t deny that he made offensive comments, but he said he apologized for them and assumed the matter would be kept private. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate...→

McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Going Nowhere' in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate."The [...] Read full article: McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Goi...→

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

A federal grand jury has charged a 28-year-old Illinois man with civil disorder, rioting, and arson in connection with the violent protests stemming from the d [...] Read full article: Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis rio...→

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Numbers published by Open Secrets, which is run by the watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics, shows that among current members of the House of Represen [...] Read full article: Defund police? Democrats lead list of th...→

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

MIAMI (WSVN) - Gwen Margolis, Florida’s first female senate president, has died. She was 85. The state senate confirmed her death on Tuesday. The trailblazing. [...] Read full article: Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female...→

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

A day after a majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to disband the city’s police department, President Donald Trump is calling fo [...] Read full article: ‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!...→

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats gathered in Emancipation Hall in the capitol building for a moment of silence in memory of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonn [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats hold moment of silence ...→

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former White House aide Brian Miller as the new special inspector general on coronavirus spending, despite strong Democrati [...] Read full article: Senate confirms inspector general for co...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

An Illinois man was arrested after allegedly grabbing a TV reporter during a live broadcast and yelling “f–k her right in the p—y,” police said. WGN-TV reporte [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged for grabbing report...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped into Democrats Wednesday after the bill he authored on police reform failed in the Senate on a procedural vote, accusing Democra [...] Read full article: Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after...→

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do ...→

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

The Senate is bracing for a partisan showdown Wednesday on Republicans’ policing package, with Democrats threatening to kill the bill before it gets to a full [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s ...→

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Sen. Mike Braun introduced a bill that he says will limit qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. Read full article: Senate Republican bucks party and presid...→

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

Liberal advocacy group MoveOn is considering withholding support for any candidate who raises cash from police officers, which could deny key resources to Demo [...] Read full article: MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who ...→

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats in Nebraska are fighting to get a US Senate nominee to drop out of the race — after he told a female staffer in a group chat that she needed to get “ [...] Read full article: Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop o...→

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday evening to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek's campaign. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nom...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

Teacher beats West Virginia Senate president after protests | WTOP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers whose protests sparked a national wave of unrest took to chanting “Ditch Mitch” as they descended on the Capito [...] Read full article: Teacher beats West Virginia Senate presi...→

Georgia Democrats face off in Senate primary after delay | WTOP

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia in November face off in a primary election Tuesday after week [...] Read full article: Georgia Democrats face off in Senate pri...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

Winter may be coming for Mitch McConnell. No, he (probably) doesn’t have to worry about losing his reelection campaign in Kentucky, but his Senate majority is [...] Read full article: How the Democrats could easily seize the...→

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "The Story" Thursday that Democrats on the panel who have criticized his hearings on the Obama [...] Read full article: Graham slams Democrats who criticized Se...→

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

A man who brandished an assault rifle at a Black Lives Matter protest in Lubbock on Saturday was charged with making interstate threats. Read full article: 'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas ...→

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Federal prosecutors late Monday charged an Illinois man after he allegedly posted a video on social media of himself handing out explosive devices to rioters i [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs...→

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

Reaction was fierce to the president using the term "thugs" and saying, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Read full article: 'Racist president': Democrats accuse Tru...→

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Police arrested 20-year-old Eric Farina after he grabbed a reporter and yelled an obscene suggestion during a live broadcast on Saturday. Read full article: Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Report...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after GOP police reform effort fails in Senate

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped into Democrats Wednesday after the bill he authored on police reform failed in the Senate on a procedural vote, accusing Democra [...] Read full article: Sen. Tim Scott rips into Democrats after...→

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Who are the Democrats who voted to start debate on the Senate GOP's justice reform bill?

Three moderate Democrats did want to "get on to" police reform, and sided with Republicans -- who voted uniformly in favor of the motion, except for McConnell, [...] Read full article: Who are the Democrats who voted to start...→

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do ...→

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Senate Democrats poised to block Republican police reform bill

Democrats say the plan doesn't go nearly far enough in tackling police misconduct. Republicans chastised them for refusing to even begin debate. Read full article: Senate Democrats poised to block Republi...→

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s policing bill

The Senate is bracing for a partisan showdown Wednesday on Republicans’ policing package, with Democrats threatening to kill the bill before it gets to a full [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats threaten to kill GOP’s ...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Senate Republican bucks party and president on law enforcement immunity

Sen. Mike Braun introduced a bill that he says will limit qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. Read full article: Senate Republican bucks party and presid...→

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police reform bill, setting up stalemate in Congress

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the GOP reform bill "deeply, fundamentally and irrevocably flawed." Read full article: Senate Democrats will oppose GOP police ...→

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who take cops’ cash

Liberal advocacy group MoveOn is considering withholding support for any candidate who raises cash from police officers, which could deny key resources to Demo [...] Read full article: MoveOn threatens to ditch Democrats who ...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate race for Democrats

The former Colorado governor was once seen as a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination to face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, but recent hiccups have some in the party [...] Read full article: Hickenlooper stumbles in must-win Senate...→

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

Democrats keeping charter schools down in exchange for teacher's union cash, top activist says

As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates call for funding to be diverted from charter schools, Nationals Alliance for Public Charter Schools president Nina R [...] Read full article: Democrats keeping charter schools down i...→

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop out over staffer getting ‘laid’ texts

Democrats in Nebraska are fighting to get a US Senate nominee to drop out of the race — after he told a female staffer in a group chat that she needed to get “ [...] Read full article: Democrats ‘demand’ Senate nominee drop o...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nominee Chris Janicek to quit race over lewd comments to female staffer

The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday evening to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek's campaign. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats call on US Senate nom...→

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate pick over comments

Janicek didn’t deny that he made offensive comments, but he said he apologized for them and assumed the matter would be kept private. Read full article: Nebraska Democrats renounce their Senate...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Going Nowhere' in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate."The [...] Read full article: McConnell: Democrats' Policing Bill 'Goi...→

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson

A federal grand jury has charged a 28-year-old Illinois man with civil disorder, rioting, and arson in connection with the violent protests stemming from the d [...] Read full article: Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis rio...→

Teacher beats West Virginia Senate president after protests | WTOP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers whose protests sparked a national wave of unrest took to chanting “Ditch Mitch” as they descended on the Capito [...] Read full article: Teacher beats West Virginia Senate presi...→

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Defund police? Democrats lead list of those taking cash from police unions

Numbers published by Open Secrets, which is run by the watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics, shows that among current members of the House of Represen [...] Read full article: Defund police? Democrats lead list of th...→

Georgia Democrats face off in Senate primary after delay | WTOP

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia in November face off in a primary election Tuesday after week [...] Read full article: Georgia Democrats face off in Senate pri...→

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female senate president, dies at 85

MIAMI (WSVN) - Gwen Margolis, Florida’s first female senate president, has died. She was 85. The state senate confirmed her death on Tuesday. The trailblazing. [...] Read full article: Gwen Margolis, 1st female Florida female...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement

A day after a majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to disband the city’s police department, President Donald Trump is calling fo [...] Read full article: ‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!...→

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

How the Democrats could easily seize the Senate in 2020

Winter may be coming for Mitch McConnell. No, he (probably) doesn’t have to worry about losing his reelection campaign in Kentucky, but his Senate majority is [...] Read full article: How the Democrats could easily seize the...→

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Graham slams Democrats who criticized Senate hearings on Russia investigation: 'This is hypocrisy run amok'

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "The Story" Thursday that Democrats on the panel who have criticized his hearings on the Obama [...] Read full article: Graham slams Democrats who criticized Se...→

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats hold moment of silence in memory of George Floyd

Senate Democrats gathered in Emancipation Hall in the capitol building for a moment of silence in memory of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonn [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats hold moment of silence ...→

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas Protester Charged With Making Threats 

A man who brandished an assault rifle at a Black Lives Matter protest in Lubbock on Saturday was charged with making interstate threats. Read full article: 'President Trump Must Die,' Armed Texas ...→

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

Senate confirms inspector general for coronavirus funds over Democrats’ opposition

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former White House aide Brian Miller as the new special inspector general on coronavirus spending, despite strong Democrati [...] Read full article: Senate confirms inspector general for co...→

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs’ to Minneapolis rioters

Federal prosecutors late Monday charged an Illinois man after he allegedly posted a video on social media of himself handing out explosive devices to rioters i [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged in providing ‘bombs...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

Reaction was fierce to the president using the term "thugs" and saying, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Read full article: 'Racist president': Democrats accuse Tru...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Police arrested 20-year-old Eric Farina after he grabbed a reporter and yelled an obscene suggestion during a live broadcast on Saturday. Read full article: Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Report...→

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

Illinois man charged for grabbing reporter on live TV, shouting ‘f–k her’

An Illinois man was arrested after allegedly grabbing a TV reporter during a live broadcast and yelling “f–k her right in the p—y,” police said. WGN-TV reporte [...] Read full article: Illinois man charged for grabbing report...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→