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A judge in Fulton County allowed all related hearings and trials stemming from the investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election to be live streamed and televised.
A court filing shows that a Mar-a-Lago technology worker gave prosecutors information that led to a revised indictment against Trump, his valet and a third staffer.
Here’s what you can expect from the GOP’s first debate — not including missing the star of the show, ex-President Donald Trump.
In Illinois, many current and former Republicans are steering clear of weighing in on Donald Trump’s absence from Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee.
The deal bars Donald Trump, who is again running for president, from intimidating witnesses or victims, including on social media.
The first GOP primary debate for the 2024 election will take place Wednesday evening in Milwaukee and streamed on Fox News’ website.
The former president and leading GOP candidate for the 2024 nomination, says he will bypass Wednesday’s debate in Milwaukee. He may hold a counter-programming event.
Illinois Republicans didn’t mention former President Donald Trump in their speeches. “Why is it always about Donald Trump?” state House Republican Leader Tony McCombie asked reporters. “Let’s talk about Illinois.”
The state’s top Democrats gathered in Springfield for Governor’s Day — ripping Illinois Republicans for their support of former President Donald Trump.
Clayton Harris III, a former prosecutor and political aide, joins former Illinois Appellate Court Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke in the March 2024 primary run for state’s attorney.
Harris told a gathering activists at McCormick place that gun violence is a public health issue, “and we cannot let them get away with politicizing this or pretending that this is some intellectual, ideological debate when there is literally blood on the streets, without consequence.”
Donald Trump assailed Jack Smith as a ‘thug prosecutor’ and a ‘deranged guy’ after being indicted on felony charges for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The measure would have required a 60% supermajority to pass future constitutional amendments. This vote sets up a fall battle over abortion rights in the GOP-leaning state.
Donald Trump’s lawyer says he never asked Mike Pence to overturn the will of the people in the 2020 election and only sought ‘a pause’ in the certification of votes. Pence rejects that argument in multiple interviews.
Trump’s three not-guilty pleas appeals to his supporters — and enhances his martyr status as he leads rivals seeking the 2024 Republican Party nomination for president.
Donald Trump Trump embraces his legal woes, turning them into the core message of his bid to return to the White House as he accuses Joe Biden of using the Justice Department to go after a political rival.
In Illinois, 8% of the population doesn’t speak English very well, and that’s a barrier for immigrants participating in civic life. Dozens of organizations such as the Selfreliance Association have partnered with the city and state to help limited English speakers access health care, food stamps and other services.
The agreement, to be signed Tuesday, “is more expansive than in years past and comes earlier in the process than ever before,” Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison said.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Chicago came as she continues a monthlong series of events to galvanize key Democratic groups, including Hispanic and Black voters.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cites First Amendment in defending himself after suggesting COVID may have been ‘ethnically targeted’ to spare Ashkenazi Jews, Chinese people.
Donald Trump says he got a target letter. Such letters can precede an indictment and is used to advise people that prosecutors have evidence linking them to a crime.
Florida governor and GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis, who is trailing Donald Trump in polls, cut fewer than 10 paid staffers in a belt-tightening move.
Former mayor is in the hot seat over reelection campaign emails; Council member allegedly directed city employees to punish a critic.
Kamala Harris will also headline a fundraiser to benefit the Biden/Harris re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Eileen O’Neill Burke, who stepped down as an appellate court judge this month, is the second candidate to enter the race for Cook County state’s attorney.