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Senator Tammy Duckworth
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The 21st Show

Sen. Duckworth On Afghanistan; Rauner’s Response To IPI Cartoon; Religion In Public Schools

On the 21st: We talk with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth about President Trump's plans for the war in Afghanistan and his other recent speeches. Plus, we discuss the controversy surrounding the Illinois Policy Institute cartoon that many politicians have denounced as racist, and we talk with two Illinois teachers who think our current political climate means it’s even more important for students to study religion in public schools.

In this July 5, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference in Chicago.
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News Local/State

Rauner Offers Conflicting Statements On Political Cartoon

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered conflicting statements Tuesday on a political cartoon critics have called racist, first saying he didn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male" before walking it back hours later.