U.S. Politics

United States Politics from the Chicago Journal.
Oct
19
Laquan McDonald shooting continues to follow Rahm Emanuel, now in confirmation battle

Laquan McDonald shooting continues to follow Rahm Emanuel, now in confirmation battle

The White House is confident Emanuel will be confirmed by the Senate despite sharp criticism by several of the president's allies. The White House also expects he will win support from several Senate Republicans.
5 min read
Oct
18
Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84

Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84

Powell rose from a childhood in a fraying New York neighborhood to become the nation's chief diplomat.
5 min read
Oct
12
Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Debra Shore, a wastewater treatment official in Chicago, will oversee EPA's Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, and oversees efforts to clean up the Great Lakes, industrial and agricultural pollution, and tainted drinking water.
1 min read
Oct
01
Biden's approval slumps after a slew of crises: AP-NORC poll

Biden's approval slumps after a slew of crises: AP-NORC poll

Notable changes include approval among Independent voters dropped from 68% to 38%, and among Black Americans a drop from 86% to 64% approval. Just 34% say the country is headed in the right direction, as compared to 50% from the first months of Biden's presidency.
5 min read
Sep
13
Opinion: Shock & Aw Shucks. Part One.

Opinion: Shock & Aw Shucks. Part One.

15 min read
Aug
26
Kabul Airport Attack Kills 60 Afghans, 13 US Troops

Kabul Airport Attack Kills 60 Afghans, 13 US Troops

The blasts came hours after Western officials warned of a major attack, urging people to leave the airport. But that advice went largely unheeded by Afghans desperate to escape the country.
6 min read
Aug
16
The Illinois Service Men and Women Killed in Afghanistan

The Illinois Service Men and Women Killed in Afghanistan

No comment. No politics. Just names.
4 min read
Jul
28
Who in Adam Kinzinger's 16th District is Donating to Adam Kinzinger?

Who in Adam Kinzinger's 16th District is Donating to Adam Kinzinger?

His finances dwarf all potential challengers, but we wanted to find out who is donating to his reelection campaign from his own 16th District.
6 min read
Apr
29
Full Transcript from President Joe Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Full Transcript from President Joe Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Approaching his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden addressed the joint session of Congress for the first time.
23 min read
Apr
20
Jury Delivers Verdict in Officer Derek Chauvin Trial

Jury Delivers Verdict in Officer Derek Chauvin Trial

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, touched off international protests.
1 min read
Feb
03
Opinion: Who is Advising Adam Kinzinger?

Opinion: Who is Advising Adam Kinzinger?

11 min read
Jan
20
The Presidential Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as 46th President of the United States

The Presidential Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as 46th President of the United States

Full transcript of President Biden's Inaugural Address.
9 min read