Watchdog groups sue Trump for violating Presidential Records Act

Ray Downs United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Governmental watchdog groups Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating the Presidential Records Act. U.S President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White More...

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By Associated Press On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Trump says he didn’t tape his conversations with Comey

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — President More...

By United Press International On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

Ray Downs United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Many Democrats are calling for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step down from her leadership role after a bruising — and expensive — More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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‘Unmarked’ government vehicles targeted by transparency group

Local governments throughout Illinois own a total of more than 270,000 cars, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW), who also say they are working on a system to allow anyone to quickly identify municipal More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Chapin touts GOP proposal, says Madigan must compromise

Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) supports a budget proposal from Republican lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for a special session to end the state’s budget impasse, according to a recent press release. “Yesterday, More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Romanian prime minister removed in no-confidence vote

Ed Adamczyk United Press International BUCHAREST, Romania (UPI) — Romania’s Parliament ousted the country’s prime minister Wednesday in a no-confidence vote, six months after he assumed office. Prime More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Skillicorn decries compromise budget

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pleas for unity on Tuesday night, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) told the McHenry Times that he won’t vote for a state budget from either party that maintains the status More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Handel defeats Ossoff in most expensive House race in history

Ray Downs United Press International ROSWELL, Ga. (UPI) — Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history to replace former Georgia Rep. Tom More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Ferguson settles lawsuit over black teen killed by police in Missouri

Ian Simpson Reuters FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) — The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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South Carolina voters choosing Mulvaney’s replacement

Meg Kinnard Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters determine Tuesday who will succeed Mick Mulvaney in Congress, a seat Republicans feel is safely in their control but one that had a More...