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The latest information on Illinois’ congressional delegation and how Washington politicians will affect your life, including insightful analysis from Sun-Times White House bureau chief Lynn Sweet.

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s D.C. home for sale again

The asking price for the federal style red-stone on O Street is $2.49 million. The home has been on and off the market since 2012, according to Zillow sales records which do not show any ownership changes through the years.

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Buttigieg says it’s ‘frustrating’ his campaign didn’t catch fundraiser’s ties to Laquan McDonald coverup

Buttigieg’s campaign on Friday said attorney Steve Patton’s money will be returned, and he "is no longer a co-host for the event and will not be attending." Patton led Chicago’s law department under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Trump: ‘It was time’ for Energy Secretary Rick Perry to go

As recently as Wednesday, Perry denied his departure was imminent. But on Thursday, the president said he knew for months, saying he thought Perry "might go a bit sooner."

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White House withheld Ukraine aid partly over election probe

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump did nothing improper because he was asking for help investigating a prior election, not seeking assistance with the 2020 contest. It’s illegal to seek or receive foreign help of value in a U.S. election.

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Presidential hopeful Cory Booker endorsing Marie Newman for Congress

Booker will unveil his endorsement at an 11 a.m. Friday event with Newman open to the public at Cocula Restaurant, 5241 S. Pulaski Rd.

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Former State Dept. official testifies in impeachment inquiry; Senate prepares for trial

Michael McKinley, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s de facto chief of staff, told investigators behind closed doors that the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine were among the reasons he ended his 37-year career last week.

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Obama Foundation gets $2.5 million grant for Obama Museum art collections

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle will be in Chicago for their foundation’s annual summit, overlapping with President Donald Trump on Oct. 28.

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk about new book, Donald Trump, Lori Lightfoot — and reasons to be optimistic

The former first lady said the Democratic presidential candidates must do a "balancing act," one that requires talking about impeachment and their own vision for the future equally.

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Trump visit to Chicago planned for Oct. 28; would be first as president

President Donald Trump, a frequent Chicago critic, plans to hit the city for a fundraiser and will likely give a speech to a police chiefs convention.

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Sanguinetti drops GOP congressional bid: Likely Ives versus Casten super battle in Illinois’ 6th District

Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti alluded to the tough, scorched-earth campaign the GOP primary was shaping up to be: "Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination, if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost."

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Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed from Mazars USA.

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Illinois Republican Party among groups that got donations from indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani

Federal campaign finance records show the Illinois Republican Party received $661.90 from Lev Parnas on Oct. 24, 2016 — the same amount he gave to several other state GOP organizations that day.

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Preckwinkle: No ‘magic wand’ to solve problem of disappearing health care money

Preckwinkle laid the blame for the county’s health care problem on other hospitals, President Donald Trump and former Gov. Bruce Rauner, "bless his rotten heart."

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Trump v. Jesus: Christians can’t follow both

"If you are followers of Jesus, you can’t ignore what Jesus said," said Rev. Jim Wallis, who was educated in Deerfield and returns to the area for appearances this weekend.

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Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

The attack followed Trump’s abrupt decision Sunday to pull U.S. troops out of the area — a move condemned as abandoning the Syrian Kurdish fighters who have been crucial U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State.

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Defense Intelligence Agency official charged after leaking classified information to journalists

Henry Kyle Frese, who has a top secret government security clearance, is alleged to have accessed classified intelligence reports and provided top secret information to a reporter with whom he was having a relationship.

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White House announces it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry

In a letter to House leaders, Trump attorneys called the impeachment probe illegal, setting up a constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress.

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Flash: Lindsey Graham shows sign of spine

Trump pulling troops out of Syria is bad for the Kurds and for the war on terror. But there is a bright side: mute GOP enablers finally objecting to a misstep.

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Ellen DeGeneres says backlash for sitting with George W. Bush is out of bounds

"I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK," DeGeneres said.

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US envoy barred from impeachment hearing by State Department

Intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the barring of Gordon Sondland’s appearance was ‘additional strong evidence’ of obstruction of Congress, which could become an article of impeachment.

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White House stonewalling won’t derail Trump impeachment inquiry: Krishnamoorthi, Quigley

U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi on Monday announced a legislative push to cap the level of nicotine in e-cigarette products to no more than 20 milligrams per milliliter

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NY prosecutors allowed to view Trump’s tax returns: judge

A district judge rejected President Trump’s broad claim of immunity from all criminal proceedings. His lawyers appealed the decision, barring prosecutors from viewing the tax returns for now.

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Buttigieg leads presidential pack in fundraising in Illinois, though Sanders has 12,000 more donors

Elizabeth Warren comes in third in the Illinois money chase followed by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, according to a Sun-Times study of Federal Election Commission data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Fact-check: Is Durbin on target with claim of police support for expanding background checks?

He was referencing a 2017 survey that asked police at departments that employ 100 or more officers whether they support requiring background checks for private gun sales and sales at gun shows.

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SBA settles for cents on the dollar with CPA who bankrolled City Hall deals that enriched Daley’s son

Patrick Daley got more than $1.2 million from Joseph M. McInerney’s Cardinal Growth venture capital fund between 2002 and 2009, documents obtained by the Sun-Times show.

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Durbin, Schakowsky speak out against Trump administration’s cuts to refugee admissions program

A State Department proposal released last week would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that started Monday.

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Trump calls for China to investigate Bidens

"China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House.

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Bernie Sanders cancels campaign events following heart procedure

The 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation.

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Democrats to subpoena White House for Ukraine documents

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings says he’ll issue the subpoena Friday.

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Mike Pompeo lashes out at Democrats in heated letter after officials subpoenaed for impeachment inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as part of the chamber’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, that the requested dates for the officials to voluntarily appear for depositions were "not feasible."

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Support for Trump impeachment growing, Reuters polls finds

The number of Americans who think President Donald Trump should be impeached rose by eight points in one week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed for documents related to impeachment probe

The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform panels announced the subpoena as they examine Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family. Giuliani assisted in that effort.