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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

Political Newcomer Rauner Seeks To Overhaul Statehouse

By Amanda Vinicky


(Duration: 7:46)

Bruce Rauner

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is drumming up his campaign for governor with a second campaign. Rauner, a Republican, is trying to get a question on the 2014 ballot that could lead to major changes in state government.  

Categories: Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

‘I Always Reserve The Right’ To Act, Obama Says Of Syria

By Mark Memmott

Though he says he did not ask Congress to authorize the use of force against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "as a symbolic gesture," President Obama repeated Wednesday that "I always reserve the right and responsibility to act on behalf of America's national security."

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

Foreign Relations Committee Comes To Agreement On Syria

By Eyder Peralta

A few hours after finishing up a hearing on the Obama administration's proposed military intervention in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement that would allow President Obama to use force against Syria, but would also give him a time limit.

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