Study reveals transgender troops ban could cost $960 million

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (UPI) — If the U.S. military implements President Donald Trump‘s directive to ban transgender people from serving, it would cost the U.S. government about $960 million, according to a report. Demonstrators hold up signs in support of transgender troops outside Capitol Hill on July 26. (Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI) The More...

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By United Press International On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Department of Justice seeks personal info of 1.3 million anti-Trump website users

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded information about 1.3 million users of a website that helps people organize protests against President Donald Trump‘s administration, the More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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AG Jeff Sessions: ‘Evil’ Charlottesville attack was domestic terrorism

WASHINGTON/CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (UPI) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday the “evil attack” that killed a woman protesting a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va., was More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin: “It’s likely I’ll run for some office in 2018”

MILWAUKEE (Heartland Newsfeed via NPR) — National Public Radio recently had an interview with former presidential candidate Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent last fall. McMullin had hinted that he may More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Sen. Andy Manar rejects funding changes that would bring $8.7 million more to his school districts

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — The chief Senate sponsor of Senate Bill 1, State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the new More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Trump suggests Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell must deliver or step aside

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Mike Fortner says ‘cycle ends,’ won’t seek re-election

WEST CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) will end his 12-year career in the House at the conclusion of his current term in January 2019, according to More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Jonas Petty to take on Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer in Illinois House primary

PITTSFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Things are beginning to heat up in the Republican primary against C.D. Davidsmeyer in the 100th District of the Illinois House of Representatives, as Pittsfield businessman More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Montgomery County Treasurer Ron Jenkins will not seek a tenth term in 2018

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The person who has held county office longer than anyone in Montgomery County’s 196-year history announced that he will not seek a tenth term in office. Montgomery County More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Rep. Chad Hays accused of violating economic interest filing rules

CATLIN (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) should be prosecuted for filing falsified or incomplete information on his statement of economic interest form, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs More...