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 Democrats as well as Republican colleagues called for an investigation. Leeann Tweeden also accused Franken of posing for a photo with More...

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By Reuters On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Sources: Comcast, Verizon sought to buy assets from Twenty-First Century Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s assets, two people familiar More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Cards Against Humanity says it’s fighting border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it’s bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. A promotion called 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 Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Commentary: Time for a sane alternative to the Moore circus, write in Ron Bishop for U.S. Senate

Recent revelations regarding sexual misconduct from Republican U.S. Senate Roy Moore has turned the special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacated seat into a carnival sideshow. Accusations from five women so More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Fox News’ Sean Hannity demands answers from Roy Moore

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation or More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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State treasurer Frerichs endorses JB Pritzker for governor

URBANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs endorsed JB Pritzker for governor Wednesday during an event held at the University of Illinois’ Illini Union. This marks Pritzker’s More...

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