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White House expects to see Mueller findings before they go to Congress

White House expects to see Mueller findings before they go to Congress

White House lawyers expect to have an opportunity to review whatever version of Robert Mueller’s report Attorney General Bill Barr submits to Congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public, multiple sources familiar with the matter said, setting up a potential political battle over the hotly anticipated document. The attorneys want the White House to…MORE

Supreme Court declines to take up Georgia death penalty case

Supreme Court declines to take up Georgia death penalty case

The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up the case of Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharpe, who claims a juror voted to put him to death because of his race. At issue is an affidavit from an interview conducted seven years after Tharpe’s sentencing. Juror Barney Gattie used a racial slur in reference…MORE

Trump again attempts to pressure GM on Ohio plant closure

Trump again attempts to pressure GM on Ohio plant closure

President Donald Trump is once again trying to pressure a US company to “bring jobs home,” expressing displeasure with GM Monday after it closed its Lordstown, Ohio, plant due to shifting customer demand. “General Motors and the UAW are going to start ‘talks’ in September/October. Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay…MORE

Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case

Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case concerning Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the sniper shooting spree that took place in the Washington, DC, area in 2002. Malvo is currently serving life without parole. A lower court ruled that he must be re-sentenced because he was…MORE

Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Rep. Steve King, whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, shared a Facebook post over the weekend that boasts red states would “win” a fight against blue states — and that they have “8 trillion bullets.” “Wonder who would win…” the Iowa Republican wrote in a post Saturday, adding an emoji…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max

The Transportation Department’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 Max planes, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Journal’s report of the inspector general’s probe comes after the 737 Max planes were grounded for an indefinite period globally last week in the wake of two deadly…MORE

Tlaib says political figures ‘need to be very careful’ about their comments after students confront Chelsea Clinton over Omar response

Tlaib says political figures ‘need to be very careful’ about their comments after students confront Chelsea Clinton over Omar response

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan expressed concern Sunday about how political figures have criticized fellow freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota after college students clashed with Chelsea Clinton over her comments accusing Omar of using anti-Semitic language. During a vigil Friday for the 50 people killed in a shooting at two New Zealand mosques,…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).