2018 Election News and Views

Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security. Trump was asked at the end of a Cabinet meeting if Russia…

Emanuel greets strikers outside of City Hall

Emanuel greets strikers outside of City Hall

It’s rare any mayor coming down to the City Hall sidewalk to shake hands to support noisy demonstrators, but Rahm did just that for striking window washers.

Rauner: President should blame Russians for hacking

Rauner: President should blame Russians for hacking

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was “deeply troubled” by President Donald Trump’s seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that “we should not be defending the Russians’ behavior” and that “Putin is a brutal dictator.” Trump on Tuesday clarified his comments…

Durbin: Trump claim a “damage control event”

Durbin: Trump claim a “damage control event”

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO) It didn’t take long for Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to provide his take on President Trump’s claim he misspoke during a news conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin . Durbin took to the floor of the senate to call Trump’s claim he misspoke “a damage control event.” He demanded…

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

He accepts the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the election, but denied his campaign had colluded in the effort.

CPS CEO Jackson: “We failed students”

CPS CEO Jackson: “We failed students”

To the survivors I say at every step of the way, we should have listened to you, we should have protected you and in some cases we failed you.