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Nov

2017

In search of federal judges, Trump taps mostly white men

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President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that more closely reflects the nation's diversity.

So far, 91 percent of Trump's nominees are white, and 81 percent are male, an Associated Press analysis has found. Three of every four are white men, with few African-Americans and Hispanics in the mix. The last president to nominate a similarly homogenous group was George H.W. Bush.

The shift could prove to be one of Trump's most enduring legacies. These are lifetime appointments, and Trump has inherited both an unusually high number of vacancies and an aging population of judges. That puts him in position to significantly reshape the courts that decide thousands of civil rights, environmental, criminal justice and other disputes across the country. The White House has been upfront about its plans to quickly fill the seats with conservatives, and has made clear that judicial philosophy tops any concerns about shrinking racial or gender diversity.

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23

Nov

2017

How will Trump's presidency impact 2018 DuPage, Kane County elections?

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Political party leaders are calculating how President Donald Trump's presidency and the gridlock between Illinois' Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled legislature will influence DuPage and Kane county voters going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Monday is the first day candidates for county, regional, state and federal offices can begin filing to appear on the ballot for the March 20 primary, the first step on a journey to the Nov. 6 general election.

The stakes are high in 2018. Whoever is elected can play a key role in determining who controls the next round of redistricting after the 2020 Census

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2

Nov

2017

Winners and losers in the Republican tax bill

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Not everyone benefits equally from the tax legislation that House Republicans unveiled Thursday.

 GOP leaders toiled for weeks to decide what deductions and tax breaks should be axed to pay for the tax cuts. That means the bill creates some winners and some losers. 

Republicans say their plan will simplify the code and provide tax relief to middle-class families.

 

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25

Apr

2017

Flynn probably broke law by failing to disclose foreign income, House Oversight leaders say

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The lead Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee meted out a rare bipartisan rebuke of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after seeing private information that confirmed the former administration official failed to disclose foreign income from Russia and Turkey.

The public criticism by the senior Republican on the House’s chief investigative panel is unusual and presents a dilemma for the White House, which was accused of failing to provide everything the committee asked for — an assertion White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed.

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13

Dec

2016

The Trump Promise Tracker

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The Fact Checker is pleased to announce the launch of its very first presidential promise tracker: the Trump Promise Tracker.

Since the Fact Checker was relaunched in 2011, we had missed the start of President Obama’s term, and so it was too late to track his 2008 promises. But, with a new president, we can start afresh.

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made more than 280 promises, though many were contradictory or just uttered in a single campaign event. So that posed a conundrum: What would be a good list of promises to track that Trump was really serious about? We did not think it would be fair to rate a promise that might have been tossed out without much serious discussion by the candidate and his staff.

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