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Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum.<p>Group leaders said …

University of Chicago

Model featured in Trump 'hit piece' slams NY Times, says her story was 'spun'

A former model who was featured at the center of a lengthy New York Times report that assailed Donald Trump’s treatment of women said Monday that her account was taken out of context, misquoted and “spun” by the Times in order to portray the Republican presidential candidate in a negative …

Donald Trump

Congressman: Classified details of Iran's treatment of US sailors will shock nation

The classified details behind Iran’s treatment of several U.S. sailors who were captured by the Islamic Republic during a tense standoff earlier this year are likely to shock the nation, according to one member of the House Armed Services Committee, who disclosed to the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i> that …

Obama Administration

‘Deadline’ nears for Obama admin to issue last big batch of regs

Get ready for one last regulatory hurrah from the Obama administration.<p>According to one analyst, President Obama has just a week left -- or until about May 23 -- to issue major regulations if he wants to ensure that the next administration and Congress cannot unravel them.<p>It's not a hard-and-fast …

Obama Administration

Money troubles close college once headed by Sanders' wife

A tiny Vermont college that has faced financial troubles since it was headed by the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will close at the end of the month, officials announced Monday.<p>Burlington College has been struggling under the weight of its $10 million purchase of property …

College & University

White House snubs Chaffetz, refuses to let aide testify after controversial Iran remarks

The White House confirmed Monday that Obama adviser Ben Rhodes will not be allowed to testify before House lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal, after a last-ditch attempt by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz to pry the controversial aide loose for the hearing.<p>Chaffetz and the White House have been …

The White House

The virtues of dullness? Why Hillary's allies are saying she's boring and uninspiring

Hillary Clinton is really boring. A terrible campaigner. An awful politician who will have a tough time against Donald Trump.<p>And that’s the assessment coming from her allies.<p>It’s a bit of political jujitsu, taking your candidate’s weaknesses and trying to spin them into strengths. It is also a …

Government

Missouri legislature passes constitutional carry, bill awaits governor's decision

The Missouri legislature passed a bill lifting the permitting requirement for the concealed carry of firearms on Friday.<p>The bill passed in a 114 to 36 vote in the House and a 24-8 vote in the Senate, with Republicans generally supporting the measure and Democrats generally opposing it. The vote …

Guns

Fighting Back: AGs ask judge to block climate change 'fishing expedition'

Two Republican attorneys general have come out fighting against a sweeping investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled the public on global warming, asking a judge to block a subpoena that they call an abuse of power -- and a threat to First Amendment rights.<p>Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and …

Clean Technology

New viral video shows Clinton 'lying for 13 minutes straight'

Hillary Clinton is under fire in a new online viral video that purports to show her lying or changing her tune “for 13 minutes straight,” tapping into widespread voter sentiment that the Democratic frontrunner is untrustworthy.<p>The video, which has picked up nearly 7 million hits on YouTube, is a …

Government

Vets pleading for cleanup of black mold festering in VA hospital for months

Veterans living at a long-term care facility in a Chicago-area VA hospital are pleading for congressional intervention over being forced to live the past 10 months with black mold growing in their housing complex.<p>Veterans Affairs documents indicate officials at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital knew …

Long-Term Care

Sanders camp accuses DNC head Schultz of 'working against' Bernie

Bernie Sanders’ campaign lashed out anew at the head of the Democratic Party overnight, accusing Debbie Wasserman Schultz of “working against” the Vermont senator for “personal reasons” as tensions boiled over in the wake of a rowdy weekend convention in Nevada.<p>At that convention, Sanders' …

Government

David Petraeus: Anti-Muslim bigotry aids Islamist terrorists

<i>David Petraeus is a retired U.S. Army general who commanded coalition forces in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 and served as CIA director from 2011 to 2012.</i><p>Almost 15 years after the 9/11 attacks, and five years since the killing of the chief architect of those attacks, the …

Middle East

Women, Grab your Rifles

Senate Armed Services Committee approves bill that would include draft for women<p>Women would be subject to a military draft under a measure approved …

Military

GOP Wants to Cut $23 Billion From Food Stamps

Spending bill offers hint at Republican Party's poverty agenda<p>Republican leaders have proposed more than $23 billion in food stamp cuts in a budget …

Texas Lt. Gov. accuses Obama of 'blackmail' on transgender bathrooms

A top Texas official said the state will not yield to "blackmail" from President Barack Obama, after the administration on Friday released a directive notifying public school officials that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom and locker room facilities corresponding with their …

Fort Worth

Ivanka Trump: My dad has 'elevated' political dialogue

Donald Trump is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get candidate who has “elevated” the political discourse, according to the candidate's daughter, Ivanka Trump.<p>Speaking at a Forbes magazine women’s summit in New York, Ivanka Trump praised her father, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, for …

Donald Trump

The Show-Me-Your-Voter-ID State?

Missouri voters will decide on a constitutional amendment that would require photo identification in order to participate in elections.<p>Missouri voters will soon be asked to vote on how they vote.<p>Thursday evening, the Missouri State House voted to send a referendum to the ballot that will ask …

Government

New email release shows Clinton chose not to use secure phone line, acknowledged Blackberry risk

A new set of State Department documents released Thursday by the watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the choice not to use a secure phone line amid a technical problem and acknowledged the risk of using a private Blackberry phone.<p>The documents contain a …

U.S. Dept. of State

Conservatives outraged over Obama transgender directive to public schools

The Obama administration's directive Friday that every public school provide transgender access -- or face the loss of federal funds -- drew swift and strong condemnation from conservatives, with one public official blasting it as presidential "blackmail."<p>The administration’s directive -- citing …

LGBTQI

Obama administration reportedly planning more deportation raids

Immigration officials are planning a fresh round of deportation raids targeting hundreds of Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally, according to a published report.<p>Reuters reported Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has told field offices to make a 30-day …

Immigration

Trump says Giuliani-led group would study Muslim immigration, Southern border

Donald Trump, while sticking by statements that his proposed ban on foreign Muslims entering the U.S. is just a “suggestion,” on Friday revealed he wants a commission headed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to not only look at Muslim immigration but also study the immigration flow across …

Donald Trump

Break from Convention: Trump hints at bringing showman's flair to Cleveland

The man who hosted the Miss USA beauty pageants, who starred in two hit reality shows – and who once clotheslined WWE’s Vince McMahon and then shaved his head on WrestleMania – is now in charge of a national political convention.<p>This oughta’ be interesting.<p>“I think it will be a spectacular …

Donald Trump

In Clintonland, It's 'DEFCON 1' for Trump

For more than two years, Hillary Clinton has been Democrats’ sure-thing next presidential nominee, while Republicans sorted through a messy and expansive field of wannabes.<p>Yet now, she’s dealing with an interminable primary, as the GOP’s new presumptive nominee Donald Trump trains his sights on her.<p>…

Government