Senator Tammy Duckworth
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August 23, 2017

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.


FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray meets with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2017.
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July 12, 2017

WATCH: Senate Confirmation Hearing Of New FBI Director

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Wray would replace James Comey, whom Trump fired in May. The live video stream will begin at 8:30am CT.


US Senator Dick Durbin speaking Thursday at a news conference at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
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July 07, 2017

Durbin Urges President Trump To Take Tough Stance In Meeting With Russia’s Putin

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is urging the president to take a tough stance on Russia’s meddling in US elections. Durbin is one of five Democratic senators to sign a letter to the president asking him to address findings of U.S intelligence that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections.


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