Montana Congressman Gianforte misled authorities on reporter’s assault

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the “liberal media” was “trying to make a story” out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath of More...

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By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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FCC weakens media ownership limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Radio anchor says Sen. Franken groped, kissed her without consent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Why is Springfield’s #MeToo movement against sexual harassment still in the dark? The Ethics Commission, some say

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Anti-sexual harassment advocates, workplace harassment lawyers, even lawmakers themselves say stories of a rampant sexism and harassment culture under the dome in Springfield More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Republican sponsor of Ill. bump stock ban insulted bill remains in committee

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed up an opportunity to approve a bipartisan and gun-rights group-supported bill to ban a controversial firearm add-on, More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Congressional Dems propose taxpayer-funded private pension bailout

  SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Congressional Democrats want a Federal bailout of private sector pensions. An expert thinks that states like Illinois, with hundreds of billions of More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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McCaleb: Legislators break into song and dance when real fix is needed

(Illinois News Network) — I’ve been called many things, but handy isn’t one of them. When something around the house breaks, I usually take a look at the problem, dig through my toolbox, look More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Libertarian Party news release: U.S. Department of Justice violated First Amendment rights of the press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available to the press Tuesday, the Libertarian Party called out the U.S. Department of Justice for a clear and blatant violation of the First More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but ‘unpaid bills’ problem remains

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies across Illinois are in line for a huge payday this week. The state of Illinois is finally paying off about $9 More...

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